The mission of the Athens-Clarke County Corrections Department is to provide a humane and safe environment for offenders, returning citizens, staff, and the community at large through use of modern correctional management techniques and supervision.


Dedicated to creating a safer environment and providing on-the-job training and skills development to returning citizens through opportunities to serve this community in partnership with the many Athens-Clarke County Departments that provide these skills.

Values its officers and staff and encourages them to achieve their greatest potential in an atmosphere that promotes communication, creativity, and participation with other Athens-Clarke County Departments.

Adapts to the changing future while maintaining our traditional values of integrity and professionalism. To achieve our commitment, we will provide fair and courteous service equally to all officers, staff, offenders, returning citizens, and other personnel.