The City of Atlanta Department of Corrections' vision is to protect the public while striving for excellence through exemplary customer service and promoting community involvement.
The City of Atlanta Department of Corrections' mission is to provide a safe and secure correctional environment; enhance public safety through partnerships with the community and law enforcement.
Office of the Corrections Chief
Patrick Labat, Chief
The Office of the Chief is responsible for the overall operation and direction of the Atlanta City Detention Center. This office also ensures that the plan's objectives are proactive and consistent with the City of Atlanta's mission, vision and values. This division handles the agency Accreditation, internal investigations, inspections, information technology, media/community relations and ATLStat.
Administrative Services Division
Diane Jones, Assistant Chief
This Division is responsible for administrative and support services for the department as a whole, including procurement, institutional food services, stores management, record management, budget and accounting, payroll, personal records and inmate accounts.
John Jackson, Deputy Chief
This Division plans, directs and administers the overall security operations. This Divison is also responsible for overseeing the Junior Correction Officer Program.
Byron LeCounte, Major
The Division is responsible for the security and care of both persons arrested for crimes in the City and awaiting pretrial court proceedings or trial, and those persons convicted of ordinance and misdemeanor offenses and sentenced to serve time. The Division also provides a variety of inmate services and programs. The Detention Division is responsible for boarding federal detainee's awaiting pretrial court proceedings, trials, or sentencing in other jurisdictions.
Inmate Medical Services
Kathy Brawner, Director of Nursing
The unit is responsible for providing medical, dental and mental health care to detainees. An estimated 70% of the detainee's evidence substance abuse problems and 15% manifest a mental health disorder.
The Department of Corrections has five operating divisions that are responsible for the management of the Court Detention Center, Grady Detention Center, and City Detention Center.
- The Atlanta City Detention Center incorporates the progressive “direct supervision” model of design and management and was recognized by the American Concrete Institute as the best new high-rise building in Georgia in 1994. It is 17 stories tall and 471,000 square feet in size.
- In Fiscal Year 2012, the Department provided custody of 36,320 offenders arrested by more than a dozen local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
- In Fiscal Year 2012, the Department managed 5,521 offenders sentenced by city courts to terms of confinement.
- In Fiscal Year 2012, the Department also boarded 2,624 federal prisoners to generate revenue which offset city costs.
- In Fiscal Year 2012, the Department averaged 488 offenders in custody per day.
- The Department has 283 employees, including 230 sworn officers.
- In Fiscal Year 2012, the Department collected $3,436,308.00 in other agency prisoner boarding fees.