The mission of Effingham County Prison is 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. 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. According to an internal inmate labor study, like the county jail, there are also increasing cost impacts related to inmate medical care.
It is our duty to protect the citizens of this County and the State of Georgia, while providing a safe and secure environment for staff and inmates. We accomplish this with a dedicated team of professionals who supervise inmates in the most effective manner possible. The Staff at Effingham County Prison has developed core values that we believe in and will abide by and they are as follows: Integrity First; Service before Self; and Excellence in all we do.
The public is encouraged to call the prison administration office should they have any questions or concerns regarding the inmates or the facility.