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Georgia

Map of Georgia with spikes representing the active metric for each facility.

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Spikes represent the cumulative cases in a facility for incarcerated people

Statewide among incarcerated people

Cases

Cumulative Case Rate

Data Grade

State Facilities

3,314

6%

F

Federal Facilities

236

11%

F

ICE Detention Centers

676

39%

F

Statewide among staff

Cases

Data Grade

State Facilities

1,539

F

Federal Facilities

Unavailable

F

ICE Detention Centers

Unavailable

F

Facilities by

FacilityIncarcerated PeopleStaff

ICE Stewart Detention Center

ICE Detention Centers

495N/A

Augusta State Medical Prison

State Facilities

245115

Coffee Correctional Facility

State Facilities

2350

Atlanta United States Penitentiary

Federal Facilities

232N/A

Georgia Diagnostic And Classification Prison

State Facilities

21868

Data Reporting & Quality Scorecard

Data Reporting
& Quality Grade
F

This scorecard assesses data reporting and quality for the state department of corrections in Georgia. Read more about our scoring methodology and to see how this jurisdiction compares to other state and federal systems.

Scores assessed as of April 12, 2021. Scores will be reevaluated on a monthly basis.

Data reporting for incarcerated people
Cumulative Casesreported at the facility level

By facility

Cumulative Deathsreported at the facility level

By facility

Active Casesnot reported

None

Tests Administerednot reported

None

Total Populationreported systemwide

Systemwide only

Vaccinationsnot reported

None

Data reporting for staff
Cumulative Casesreported at the facility level

By facility

Cumulative Deathsreported at the facility level

By facility

Tests Administerednot reported

None

Vaccinationsnot reported

None

Data quality
Machine ReadableYes

Yes

Regularly UpdatedNo

No

Clearly DefinedNo

No

Contextualized HistoricallyNo

No

Legal Filings and Court Orders Related to COVID-19

2

number of courts

3

number of facilities

3

compassionate releases granted

3

filings coded by our team

Our project collaborates with Bronx Defenders, Columbia Law School’s Center for Institutional and Social Change, and Zealous to collect legal documents from around the country related to COVID-19 and incarceration. Together, we then organize and code them into the jointly managed Health is Justice litigation hub for public defenders, litigators, and other advocates. The majority of the legal documents in the Health is Justice litigation hub are federal court opinions, but we are expanding to state legal filings, declarations, and exhibits.

In addition to the Health is Justice litigation hub, our project also manages additional data self-reported by advocates regarding COVID-19-related legal filings involving incarcerated youth and individuals in immigration detention.

For more COVID-19-related legal filings, please visit the University of Michigan Law School’s Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse, COVID-19 Special Collection.

Prison and Jail Releases Related to COVID-19

We collect data on jurisdictions across the U.S. that have released people from adult prison and jail custody in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

JurisdictionFacility/facilitiesAuthorizing agent(s)Date*Overall population reduction/total number of releases**Population prior to releases***Known facility capacity****Release detailsSource
CobbCounty-wide jails4/6/2020800Inability to pay bail, Other
ColquittColquitt County Jail3/31/202061229Short remaining sentence
DekalbSheriff4/13/2020103Minor offenses
DoughertyCounty-wide jailsSheriff, Courts4/6/2020156585Parole/probation violation, Inability to pay bail, Short remaining sentence
  1. For the most part, we only include release efforts where the data source includes some sort of programmatic description of who is being released (e.g., people with technical violations of parole, people charged with non-violent crimes, etc.). You can find our full prison releases dataset here and jail releases dataset here.

  2. *date of releases, if available. Otherwise, date on which releases first were reported.

  3. **total number of releases reported when available. Otherwise, the change in population to which the releases contributed is reported.

  4. ***last reported inmate population before releases were realized

  5. ****capacity is often determined differently across jurisdictions and some facilities often report more than one capacity number. In these cases, we report the higher of the figures available.

Grassroots and Community Organizing Efforts Related to COVID-19

Our team collects data on grassroots and community organizing efforts by incarcerated people, their families, community-based organizations, nonprofits, and advocates aimed at influencing government agencies to protect the lives of people incarcerated in prisons, jails, and detention centers against the threats posed by COVID-19.

Target facilityCountyDate of actionOrganizationType of effortInternal or externalEffort concernsSource
FOLKSTON ICE PROCESSING CENTER D RAY JAMESFolkston4/1/2020 - 4/30/2020ICE detainee at Folkston ICE Processing CenterHunger StrikeExternalTesting procedures, Sanitation improvements
Georgia Diagnostic and Classification PrisonButts County5/14/2020Incarcerated folks at GDCPUprising/Protest–InternalExternal
ICE Irwin County Detention CenterIrwin County4/9/2020 - 4/23/2020ICE detainees at the Irwin County Detention CenterBoycott, Strike/Work Stoppage, Hunger StrikeExternalAccelerated releases, Testing procedures, Sanitation improvements
ICE Stewart Detention CenterStewart County4/9/2020ICE detainees at the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, GAUprising/Protest–InternalExternalAccelerated releases
ICE Stewart Detention CenterStewart County3/24/2020ICE detainees at the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, GAHunger StrikeExternalAccelerated releases, Sanitation improvements
  1. You can find our full dataset here.