Emanuel Probation Detention Center

The Emanuel Probation Detention Center is a minimum-security, short-term facility for adult males, located in Twin City, Georgia. This center can house a maximum of 369 probationers who require more security or supervision than what is provided by regular community supervision. The average stay at this facility is 90 days. Probationers do not stay longer than 180 days.

This facility is a sentencing alternative to jail or prison. It has a highly-structured environment with regimented schedules that include supervised, unpaid work in surrounding communities. Military-style discipline is emphasized, and inmates are housed in open dormitories with double and triple bunk beds.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Emanuel Probation Detention Center visiting hours are on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

COVID 19 Modified Visitation

As of July 2021, visitation is allowed at Emanuel Probation Detention Center, but there are modified visitation procedures in place due to the pandemic. All visitors must be on their inmate's approved visitation list and must request the visit in advance by accessing the Georgia DOC website.

Visit scheduling requests must be submitted via the website 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 from 9:00 am to 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 between 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm for session two.

When your request is approved, you will receive an email confirmation. Inmates who are on quarantine or medical isolation status are not allowed visits.

During modified visitation, inmates are allowed one visit every other month. Visits can last a maximum of two hours. No more than two approved visitors are allowed, and they 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. No physical contact with inmates is allowed. Hand sanitizer is available, and vending machines are closed.

Who Can Visit?

Before you can visit, the inmate must put you on their visiting list first and the Georgia Department of Corrections must approve your application. 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 an immediate family member, you still may be allowed to visit as a significant relationship visitor. However, the inmate must initiate the request.

General Visiting Rules

A photo ID is required to enter the visiting room. Visitors can only bring the following items to a visit:

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

Food or drink from the outside is not allowed at Emanuel Probation Detention Center, and you 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 is permitted only at the beginning and end of the visit.

Dress Code

Visitors are required to wear appropriate clothing in the visiting room. Shoes are required of all visitors -- including children -- at all times. Inappropriate clothing includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Dresses that expose shoulders or the 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

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.

Physical Address

Emanuel Probation Detention Center
121 Casa Dr
Twin City, GA 30471

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/jKo5VPs76UHeGy178

General Phone Number

(478) 763-2400

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Emanuel Probation Detention Center
Inmate name and number
P.O. Box 1430
121 Casa Dr
Twin City, GA 30471

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call inmates at the Emanuel 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

JPay (online or phone) or MoneyGram (in person) are the options for sending money to an inmate housed at the Emanuel Probation Detention Center. You can also mail 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

  • Academic: General Education Diploma, Adult Basic Education
  • Counseling: Re-entry, Motivation For Change, Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous, Active Parenting
  • Library: General, Law
  • Religious Activities: Religious Services
  • Vegetable Garden: Emanuel Probation Detention Center manages an eight-acre vegetable garden with three greenhouses.

Work Details

Inmates assigned to outside work details travel to Emanuel, Candler, Washington, Tattnall and Toombs and the City of Swainsboro. Trustees are assigned to details in Twin City and Swainsboro. Inside work details include Sanitation, Dorm Orderlies, Maintenance, Laundry, and Kitchen.

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Careers at Emanuel Probation Detention Center

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