Pulaski State Prison
Pulaski State Prison is a medium-security facility for adult female inmates located in Hawkinsville, Georgia, and it can house up to 1,223 inmates. This facility’s mission is to ensure public safety by effectively managing offenders and providing opportunities for positive change.
Pulaski houses female offenders of all security levels, maintains an in-house, six month Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) program, supports a Correctional Industries garment plant, houses Level II outpatient Mental Health offenders and a Faith and Character Based Living Unit. It is the host facility for the Bleckley Probation Detention Center and a release site for Sex-Offenders.
Inmate housing consists of four buildings with 48 double rooms to house up to 96 per building. There are two buildings with double and triple rooms to house up to 120 per building. One of those buildings has single and double rooms and houses up to 106 offenders. Eight of those rooms are handicap-accessible rooms. The other building houses up to 30 isolation/segregation cells for up to 43 offenders along with an intake unit, which houses 58.
Two of the housing units consist of 96 double-bunked rooms up to 192 per building. This facility also houses a C.E.R.T. team.
Between 2005 and 2015, multiple prisoners at Pulaski died after being treated by Dr. Yvon Nazaire. The State of Georgia hired Dr. Nazaire despite several patient deaths and accusations of malpractice when he worked in New York.
Reports in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution listed at least twenty-two prisoners who died under Dr. Nazaire's careㄧ15 in Pulaski, five after being released from Pulaski, and another two at Georgia's Emanuel Women's Facility where Nazaire briefly worked. The doctor was subsequently fired by the DOC for lying about his qualifications, and put under investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Pulaski State Prison was one of nine Georgia state prisons implicated in an FBI sting operation announced in February 2016. The sting found that 47 correction officers had agreed to deliver illegal drugs while in uniform. These charges were "part of a larger public corruption investigation into Georgia Correctional Facilities.”
Pulaski State Prison
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Visiting Hours and Rules
The visiting hours at Pulaski State Prison are on Saturdays, Sundays, and state holidays from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM.
Before you can visit an inmate at Pulaski State Prison, you must fill out an application and be approved by the Georgia Department of Corrections. For complete details about the visiting process, click here.
The only items you can bring to a visit are:
- an identification card (All visitors, age 16 and over, must have a photo ID)
- car keys
- a maximum of twenty dollars ($20.00) in coins to be used for the vending machines
Food and beverages from the outside aren’t allowed in the visiting room at Pulaski State Prisonㄧother than bottled formula or store-bought products for babies. Electronic devices are not allowed in the visiting area.
All visitors are searched by electronic surveillance instruments (metal detectors, etc.) when they arrive. Anything you bring into the facility will be searched by officers assigned to the visitation area.
Visitors must wear appropriate clothing, and shoes are required at all timesㄧincluding 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
Pulaski State Prison offers 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.
Pulaski State Prison
373 Upper River Road
Hawkinsville, GA 31036
Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/RWNz698aLUQrwPUGA
General Phone Number
Inmate Mailing Address(es)
Inmate Name and ID Number
Pulaski State Prison
P.O. Box 839
Hawkinsville, GA 31036
Prison staff monitors all inmate mail, so keep things simple with regular paper, a regular envelope, and pics of family and friends. They won’t allow any mail with stickers or glitter, greeting cards with music, or inappropriate pics.
In addition to regular mail, you can send a package to an inmate through the George Inmate Package Program. However, your own homemade packages are not allowed.
You can also send and receive videograms and emails through JPay, which cost between one and three stamps each.
How to Call an Inmate
Inmates at Pulaski State Prison can’t receive calls, 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
To send money to an inmate at Pulaski State Prison, you must use JPay or MoneyGram. The fees for this service vary based on which method you use and the amount of money you are sending.
- 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
- Academic: Education Diploma, Adult Basic Education, Literacy And Title I
- Counseling: Active Parenting, Family Violence, Behavior Stabilization, Re-Entry, Confronting Self, Sex Offender Psycho-Educational Program, Thinking For A Change, Children's Center, Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous, Residential Substance Abuse Center, Motivation For Change, Career Center, Moral Reconation Therapy
- Recreation: General Recreation
- Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Bible Study, Choir, Islamic Studies, Pastoral Counseling and Kairos
- Vocational/OJT: Law, Library Aides, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, General Office Clerk, Computer Technology, Customer Service, Food Service, Horticulture, Laundry, Grounds-keeping, Custodial & Vehicle Maintenance, Plumbing, Garment Worker, Veterinary Assistant, Graphic Arts
Correctional Industries Garment Plant, Grounds Maintenance, Custodial, Laundry, General Maintenance, Food Service, Contract Details, Education & Vocational Aides, Library & Law Aides, Vehicle Maintenance, Warehouse, Horticulture, Equine Rescue
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Careers at Pulaski State Prison
Pulaski State Prison is family oriented and supportive of all staff working together to reach the Department of Corrections goal which creates a safer Georgia by effectively managing offenders and providing opportunities for positive change.
"What makes Pulaski State Prison a great place to work long term? GDC provides us with the necessary tools and training we need to succeed in any career path which gives us the opportunities for promotions," Sgt. Y. West, FTO Coordinator.
"I have worked at Pulaski SP for 20 years. When I was at my previous institution, I said I would never work at a female prison. Now, I will probably never go back! The close-knit family, college atmosphere and community assistance make me feel at home. Whenever you are in a bind, work or personal, the staff at Pulaski jump in to help. Also, promotions are often filled from within so the opportunity for advancement is there. I do love my job at Pulaski!" C. Floyd, OA.
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