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


Dedicated to creating a safer environment and providing an inmate labor force through an aggressive problem solving partnership with all Athens-Clarke County Departments that use inmate labor.

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 equally to all officers, staff, inmates, and other personnel sensitive, fair, and courteous service which respects each individual’s dignity.