Georgia State Jails
The state of Georgia was founded on the 2nd of January, 1788 and was the fourth state of America to be formed. Its capital is Atlanta where Atlanta also holds the title of being its largest city. The state of Georgia is the 24th biggest state of the United States and is spread over a vast area of 59,441 square miles. Georgia is also the tenth most populated states in America with a population at around 9,886,453. South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and Florida are all its bordering states. The Atlantic Ocean also touches one part of the state of Georgia. The major industries of this state are timber, textile and agriculture which mainly comprises of poultry, soybeans, peanuts, corn and cotton.
The Georgia State prison was one of the first prisons in the United States to receive accreditation by the American Medical Association because of its exceptional health care services. They also delivered an exceptional Mental Health Care Program that was later implemented in many other facilities over the country. The American Correctional Association also awarded the Georgia State Jails accreditation because of the flawless way with which they met the requirements laid by the American Correctional Association for the Adult Correctional Facilities.
Population in Jail:
The Georgia State Prison houses up to 1550 inmates while renovations are being made to it. Since the crime rate has been increasing the prison has been expanded where some of the most dangerous inmates are housed. The Georgia State Prison also administers counseling programs that are aimed at bringing down the recidivism level. The recidivism level refers to the number of inmates who, after being released, get jailed again after sometime. There was a time when the Georgia State Prison was also being used for carrying out death rows. Now there is a museum on the upper floors of the prison where the electric chairs can be found.