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Screven County Prison

Steven Scroggins,Warden






Mission, Profile and Issues

To provide safe and secure prisoner housing primarily for state inmates under contract with the Georgia Department of Corrections, and for a limited number of county inmates; to provide an inmate labor force working daily for county departments including public works, solid waste, recreation and facilities management, and for other agencies on request.


This facility is used as a work camp primarily for state prisoners. Additional costs for these inmates are allocated through other budget divisions where correctional officers supervise their work. Therefore, this budget division principally reflects the costs for basic housing, in-house supervision and facility care. However, the camp does place additional focus on anti- recidivist behavior. According to an internal inmate labor study, the labor provided returns approximately $3.0 million dollars of net value to the county citizens, which is equivalent to 1.8 mill of tax levy. Like the county jail, there are also increasing cost impacts related to inmate medical care. These activities include the transport of prisoners, substance abusers and mental patients to and from medical care facilities. Such transport is mandated by the criminal justice system, as is the cost of inmate medical care.


Correctional Officers typically work a 12 hour shift on a continuous 6:00 AM/PM rotation. A minimum of three officers are at the facility at all times to perform shakedowns, to maintain buildings, for transport and to check security. Average ratio for work details are 75 inmates to 1 guard, with not more than 12. Security level determines which inmates do what type of work.



For additional information:


PREA Statement

PREA Annual Report


Prision Final Report

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