Paulding Probation Detention Center

The Paulding Probation Detention Center is a minimum-security, short-term facility for adult male probationers that is located in Dallas, Georgia. The maximum capacity of this detention center is 260, and the host facility is Hays State Prison.

The Paulding Probation Detention Center houses probationers for up to 180 days, but most stay for a period of 60 to 120 days. This is a confinement option for those who require more supervision and security than what is provided with regular community supervision.

The mission of the Paulding Probation Detention Center is to provide a highly-structured, work-oriented environment with regiment schedules and unpaid community service opportunities to help the inmates successfully complete their probation.

This facility is a sentencing alternative for the courts. Inmates can be directly sentenced to Paulding, or they can be placed there via probation revocation. 

The housing at Paulding consists of four separate dorms, each with 63 beds. The administrative segregation unit houses eight beds.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

COVID 19 Modified Visitation

As of July 2021, only modified visitation is allowed at Paulding Probation Detention Center because of the pandemic. All visitors must request the visit in advance by accessing the Georgia DOC website, and they must be on their inmate's approved visitation list.

Visit scheduling requests are accepted 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 Sunday. 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 Saturday between 9:00 am - 11:00 am for session one and between 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm for session two.

When the DOC approves your request, you will receive an email confirmation. Inmates are only allowed one visit every other month during modified visitation, and 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 minor visitors under the age of twelve are allowed during modified visitation.

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.

Paulding Probation Detention Center visiting hours are on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, with alternating days based on the inmate's last name. Saturdays are for M-Z, while Sundays are for A-L.

Who Can Visit?

The inmate must put you on their visiting list first and the Georgia Department of Corrections must approve your application before you can visit. 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 in the visiting room at Paulding, and you can't bring items to give to an inmate. All visitors are subject to a search of their person, and all items that visitors bring in will be searched.

Dress Code

Visitors at Paulding Probation Detention Center 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 must wear foundation type garments such as bras and underwear.

Physical Address

Paulding Probation Detention Center
1295 North Industrial Boulevard
Dallas, GA 30132

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General Phone Number

(770) 443-7807

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Paulding Probation Detention Center
Inmate name and number
1295 North Industrial Boulevard
Dallas, GA 30132

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call inmates at the Paulding 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 Paulding 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 your inmate 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, Remedial Education
  • Counseling: Individual & Group Counseling, Family Violence, Victim Impact, Positive Parenting, Motivation For Change, Re- Entry, Celebrate Recovery (12 Step Group)
  • Religious Activities: Various Worship Services
  • Vocational/OJT: Maintenance, Food Service

Most inmates at Paulding work inside the center to help with facility operations. There are 24 outside work details -- 

(1) City of Austell, (3) Bartow County, (3) Cobb County, (1) Department of Natural Resources, (1) Department of Transportation Bartow County, (1) Department of Transportation Chester Ave, (1) Department of Transportation Cobb County, (3) City of Dallas, (1) Paulding County, (1) City of Hiram, (2) City of Rockmart, (2) City of Tallapoosa, (1) Polk County, (1) Rockmart Police Department, (1) DPS, and (1) the City of Douglasville.

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