Bacon Probation Detention Center

The Bacon Probation Detention Center is a minimum-security, short-term facility for adult males, located in Alma, GA. This center can house a maximum of 177 residents, and the host facility is Ware State Prison.

The purpose of Probation Detention Centers in the state of Georgia is to confine probationers for up to 180 days in a secure, safe, and work-oriented environment. The average stay is 90 days.

Inmates may be sent directly to the Bacon Probation Detention Center as a sentencing option. Or, they may be sent to the facility as a result of probation revocation if they do not fulfill their probation obligations to the community.

The Bacon Probation Detention Center is a sanctioning option for probationers who require more security or supervision, but who do not qualify for boot camp. However, military-style discipline is emphasized.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at the Bacon Probation Detention Center are on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

COVID 19 Modified Visitation

As of July 2021, visitation is allowed at Bacon Probation Detention Center, but there are modified visitation procedures in place due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Approved visitors must request a visit in advance by accessing the Georgia DOC website.

All visitors must be on their inmate's approved visitation list. Once your request has been approved, an email will be sent from [email protected]. Inmates who are on quarantine or medical isolation status will not be allowed visits.

Scheduling requests must be submitted between 5:00 am on Monday and 5:00 pm on Wednesday for that week’s visitation ONLY.

  • Inmates with last names beginning A - L visit on Saturday. Session one is between 9:00 am - 11:00 am and session two is from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
  • Inmates with last names beginning M - Z visit on Sunday between 9:00 am - 11:00 am for session one and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm for session two.

During modified visitation, inmates are allowed one visit every other month. Visits can last no more than two hours. Two approved visitors are allowed and must visit at the same time. No visitors under the age of twelve are allowed.

Disposable face masks are provided, and must be worn at all times. Seating is socially distanced at twelve feet apart, and barriers separating offenders and loved ones are in place. 

During modified visitation, no physical contact with inmates is allowed. Hand sanitizer is available, but vending machines are closed.

Who Can Visit?

Before you can visit an inmate at the Bacon Probation Detention Center, they must put you on their visiting list first. Then, you must be approved by the Georgia Department of Corrections. Visitor applications are available by clicking here

Members of an inmate's immediate family (parents, brothers, sisters, spouse, grandparents, grandchildren, and children) are eligible for visitation approval. 

If you are not considered an “immediate” family member, you still may be allowed to visit as a significant relationship visitor. The inmate must initiate the request for anyone wanting to visit as a significant relationship visitor.

General Visiting Rules

All visitors must show a photo ID before they are allowed to enter the visiting room. Visitors can only bring the following items into the visiting room:

  • Photo ID
  • A maximum of $20.00 in coins for the vending machines, and 
  • A set of car keys 

You can't bring food or drink into the facility from the outside. You also can't bring items to give to an inmate. All visitors are subject to a search of their person by electronic surveillance instruments, including a metal detector. All items brought into the facility by a visitor will be searched. 

Personal contact (hand shaking, embracing or kissing) is permitted only at the beginning and end of the visit. Excessive, frequent or prolonged embracing, hand holding, kissing, or other inappropriate behavior during the visit is strictly prohibited.

Dress Code

Visitors are required to wear appropriate clothing. Shoes are required of all visitors -- including children -- at all times. 

Male visitors are required to wear shirts and full-length pants. Female visitors are required to wear foundation type garments such as bras and panties. Any clothing that is suggestive or revealing in any way is prohibited.

Inappropriate clothing includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Dresses with thin straps which expose shoulders or chest area
  • Dresses, skirts, or other similar garments that are more than two inches above the knees
  • Tops which expose shoulders or chest area
  • Tube tops or halter tops
  • Clothing which reveals the stomach or midriff area
  • Clothing that is made of sheer, net, mesh, or transparent material
  • Shorts or any kind of slacks that are above the knee 
  • Leggings, jeggings, or any other skin tight pants

Physical Address

Bacon Probation Detention Center
165 Eastside Industrial Boulevard
Alma, GA 31510

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General Phone Number

(912) 632-8157

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Bacon Probation Detention Center
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165 Eastside Industrial Boulevard
Alma, GA 31510

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate who is housed at the Bacon Probation Detention Center, but the residents do have access to phones during certain hours and are allowed to make outgoing calls.

How to Send Money

You can send money to an inmate housed at the Bacon Probation Detention Center through JPay (online or phone) or MoneyGram (in person). You also have the option of mailing a money order. You must be on a recipient’s approved visitor list to use any payment method.

To send money with JPay using a debit or credit card, click here. To find a MoneyGram location so you can send cash, click here. To mail a money order, click here to print the voucher and step-by-step directions.

Programs For Inmates

The Bacon Probation Detention Center is highly structured, with a regimented schedule that includes supervised, unpaid work in surrounding communities. The programming is geared toward making the residents more successful in the community.

Probationers are required to work on a detail five days of the week: food service, horticulture, auto-body, building grounds maintenance, janitorial, laundry, utilities, maintenance, and sanitation duties.

Community Work Details

Under supervision, low security offenders build, refurbish, and maintain prison and civic buildings, perform road work, clean public buildings and schools, and work at recycling centers and landfills.

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