Mission, Vision, and Core Values


The Georgia Department of Corrections protects the public by operating secure and safe facilities while reducing recidivism through effective programming, education, and healthcare.


To protect the public with effective corrections supervision while working to reduce recidivism.


The Core Values of Professionalism, Responsibility, Integrity, Dependability, and Effectiveness (PRIDE) reflect the values of the organization, and form the foundation on which GDC employees work and conduct themselves. 

"Building PRIDE in ourselves and our Agency"

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