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D. Ray James Correctional Facility

3262 Highway 252
Folkston , GA 31537
Phone: (912) 496-6242
Fax: (912) 496-6255
Capacity: 2,847
Client: Federal Bureau of Prisons & U.S. Marshals Service (IGA)
Accreditations: American Correctional Association (ACA) and The Joint Commission (TJC)

BACKGROUND: In January 2010, the D. Ray James Correctional Facility was awarded a contract to house adult males sentenced by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). The current facility delivers all levels of services providing an environment for prisoners working their way through the judicial system. 


SCOPE OF WORK: The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO) assumed operations during the acquisition of Cornell Companies in August 2010. The facility provides safe, secure, and humane care, for BOP prisoners. Services provided include security, medical care, food service, counseling, and programs designed to have a rehabilitative impact. Inmates participate in academic and vocational programs, including Pre-GED, GED, and ESL, as well as building trades, culinary arts and horticulture. Inmates are also provided with life skills classes to enhance parenting skills, substance abuse programs and religious services.


FACILITY DESCRIPTION: The D. Ray James Correctional Facility is comprised of a 500,000 square foot correctional facility campus located in Folkston, Georgia. The facility was originally built in 1998, as a state correctional facility for the Georgia Department of Corrections. The detention facility is immediately adjacent to the neighboring D. Ray James Detention Facility however maintains its own secure parameter and independent operations.


ACCREDITATION: The facility received its initial accreditation from the American Correctional Association (ACA) in January 2013. The Joint Commission (also known as TJC) accredited the facility in November 2012.

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