Emanuel Women's Facility

Emanuel Women's Facility is a medium-security prison for adult female inmates located in Swainsboro, Georgia. It was opened in 1995 and renovated in 2011. It has a maximum capacity of 415. 

The mission at Emanuel Women’s Facility is to ensure public safety and effectively house female offenders while operating a safe and secure facility. This facility houses female offenders that are medium and minimum-security and Level II outpatient Mental Health offenders. It is also a host facility for the Emanuel Probation Detention Center.

Emanuel has six open dormitories that house 46 per dorm, one open dorm that houses 124 inmates, and 10 open dorms that house 16 per dorm. There are three segregation/isolation cells that can hold seven offenders.

In 2018, a former correctional officer at Georgia's Emanuel Women’s Facility in Swainsboro was sentenced to 51 months behind bars after he sexually assaulting three inmates under his supervision between 2012 and 2013, according to the Department of Justice.

“This defendant abused his legal authority to prey on vulnerable women who had been entrusted to his care,” said acting assistant attorney general John Gore. “The Civil Rights Division is committed to protecting the rights of all individuals, and will hold law enforcement officers who violate the law accountable.”

Emanuel Probation Detention Center (PDC) is the largest Probation Detention Center the Georgia Department of Corrections manages. It operates on 35 acres of property and houses 369 detainees with 352 being general population beds. 

The average sentencing for offenders housed at the PDC is 60 to 180 days. The facility has two segregation units that has the capacity of 17 beds. The facility processes an average of 100 offenders each month, though the intake procedure and releases on average of 90 offenders each month. 

The housing units consists of six dorms. A, B, C and D dorms have the capacity of housing 60 detainees each. E and F dorms were constructed in 2005 and have the capacity of housing 56 detainees each.

Emanuel PDC houses level 1 and level 2 Mental Health offenders. It currently has 10 outside contract details and 5 non-paid details. 

The facility provides outside work details for Washington County, Candler County, Toombs County, Emanuel County, The City of Twin City, two details for the City of Swainsboro, Tattnall County, the City of Metter, Jenkins County, Rogers State Prison Farm as well as Joe Kennedy Farm. 

On average, 90 offenders report for details outside the gate each day for assigned work details. EPDC offers a variety of care and treatment programs, including: M4C, Re-Entry, GED, and ABE.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting days and hours at Emanuel Women's Facility are Saturdays, Sundays, and state holidays from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

You must fill out an application and be approved by the Georgia Department of Corrections before you can visit an inmate at Emanuel Women's Facility. For complete details about the visiting process, click here.

All visitors, age 16 and over, must have a photo ID to visit an inmate. 

The only items you can bring to a visit are an identification card, car keys, and money. No food or drink can be brought into the facility from the outside other than bottled formula or store-bought products for babies. 

You are allowed to bring a maximum of twenty dollars ($20.00) in coins to be used for the vending machines. Musical instruments, radios, pets, cameras, or electronic devices are not allowed in the visiting area. 

All visitors are subject to a preliminary search by electronic surveillance instruments (metal detectors, etc.). All items brought into the facility by a visitor will be searched by officers assigned to the visitation area.

Visitors must wear appropriate clothing. Shoes are required at all times for visitors, including children if they are able to walk or stand. 

Male visitors are required to wear shirts and full-length trousers. Females may wear trousers, or if a female visitor wears a dress, skirt or other similar garment, it may NOT be more than two (2) inches above the knees. Furthermore, all female visitors must wear undergarments such as bras, panties, and slips. 

Inappropriate clothing includes, but is not limited to:  

  • Dresses or tops with thin straps which expose shoulders or chest area in any manner
  • Tube tops or halters of any type
  • Any type of clothing which reveals the stomach or midriff area
  • Any type of clothing that is made of sheer or transparent material
  • Shorts of any kind or any kind of slacks that are above the knee (twelve years old and under may wear shorts)
  • Male visitors are not permitted to wear tank tops or short tops of any kind, nor see-through tops made of net or mesh webbing. 
  • Shorts are not permitted (children twelve 12 years old and under may wear shorts)
  • Any other type of clothing that is suggestive or revealing in any way is prohibited

Video Visits

Emanuel Women's Facility does offer video visits through JPay. You must have a JPay account, and the video visit can last up to 30 minutes. The fee for a 30-minute video visit is $3.95.

Physical Address

Emanuel Women's Facility
714 Gumlog Road
Swainsboro, GA 30401

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/8t4oCu27sS6hkmaB8

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and ID Number
Emanuel Women's Facility
P.O. Box 218
Swainsboro, GA 30401

Remember to include the inmate’s full name and inmate ID number on all correspondence. Be careful what you mail to an inmate because all mail is monitored by prison staff. It’s best to just keep it simple with regular paper, a regular envelope, and pics of family and friends. 

You can send a package to an inmate through the George Inmate Package Program. You can also send and receive videograms and emails through JPay, which cost anywhere between one and three stamps each.

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at Emanuel Women's Facility, but they do have access to phones during approved hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Georgia, please click here.

How to Send Money

You must use JPay or MoneyGram to send money to an inmate at Emanuel Women's Facility. The fees for this service vary based on which method you use and the amount of money you are sending.

JPay Options

  • Online or Mobile App: To send an inmate money with your credit or debit card, visit JPay.com or download the JPay Mobile App that is available at the Apple App Store (for iPhones) and Google Play (for Android phones).
  • By phone: Call (800) 574-5729 to talk with a live JPay call center agent and send money with a debit or credit card. 
  • Mail a money orderㅡmade payable to JPayㅡwith a deposit slip to:

P.O. Box 260010
Hollywood, FL 33026

A money order deposit slip is available here.


If you would like to use cash, visit a MoneyGram location in person and use receive code 6857. MoneyGram locations include all Walmarts and CVS Pharmacies. 

Programs For Inmates


Food Service workers, Ironing detail, Sanitation orderlies, Recreation aides, Multi-purpose aides, Outside Grounds detail, Educational aides, Gardening aides, Visitation orderlies, Dorm orderlies, Administration orderlies, Career Center orderlies, Children's Center orderlies, Cosmetology aides, Library aides, Yard aides, and Chaplain's aides.


  • Academic: General Education Diploma, Adult Basic Education, Literacy Remedial Education
  • Counseling: Motivation for Change, Moral Reconation Therapy, Matrix, Re-Entry, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Women's Focus Group with Emory University and the University of Georgia, Inside/Out with Georgia Southern University
  • Recreation: General Recreation
  • Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Bible Study, Choir, Praise Dance Teams, Pastoral Counseling
  • Vocational/OJT: Cosmetology, Custodial Maintenance, Grounds Maintenance, Laundry, Small Appliance Repair, Building Maintenance Repairer, General Clerk, Food Preparation, Baker, Cook Apprentice, Car Detail, and Kitchen Helper

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The facility’s mission is accomplished by meeting the needs of the offenders, their families, and communities through the Faith and Character based program, Re-Entry program, and Veterans Re-Entry program, and by involving Community Stakeholders to enhance opportunities for offenders to experience personal growth and development.