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Wheeler Correctional Facility

Wheeler Correctional Facility

Customer base: State of Georgia - Facility Type: Medium Security, Owned since 1998
195 North Broad Street, P.O. Box 466, Alamo, GA 30411
Phone: 912-568-1732 Fax: 912-568-1710

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Vance Laughlin, Warden

Facility Leader: Vance Laughlin, Warden

Laughlin was named warden at Wheeler Correctional Facility in July 2015. Most recently, he served as warden at Diamondback Correctional Facility, Adams County Correctional Center and Stewart Detention Center. Laughlin joined CoreCivic in 2004 as programs manager at Billy Moore Correctional Center and later became chief of security at Bradshaw State Jail. He was promoted to assistant warden Central Arizona Detention Center. Before joining CoreCivic, Laughlin worked at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, where he was a correctional officer, sergeant, lieutenant and captain. He later worked at Management and Training Corporation as a chief of security and assistant warden. Laughlin holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from LeTourneau University.

Community Activities

Red Cross; DCFS; local nursing homes and needy families; Summer Reading Program; American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

Facility Awards

Wheeler Correctional was presented with the award of ACA Accreditation in August 2000 and was reaccredited in May 2003, May 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2015; Wheeler Correctional Facility's Medical Department was presented with the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) Accreditation in November 2000 and was reaccredited in November 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2015.

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Facility PREA Information

The following information is provided in accordance with PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003). Learn more

Compliance Manager: Donovan Hamilton, Assistant Warden

Third Party Reporting Method(s):

Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) hotline *7732

or *PREA.  

The Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault Center (24-hour Crisis Hotline): 866-489-2225 (If someone calls the GDC number on a Friday evening, we won't know it until Monday, at the earliest.)

Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault Center
18 N. College Street
Statesboro, GA 30458
1-866-489-2225

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Wheeler Correctional Facility
ATTN: Warden
195 N Broad Street
Alamo, GA 30411
912-568-1731

Facility PREA Policy (14-2): Download

PREA Audit Date or Scheduled Audit Date: October 12-14, 2015

PREA Audit Report: Download

PREA Audit Date or Scheduled Audit Date: September 24, 2018

For media inquiries please consult Stephen Smith, the Public Information Officer for this facility.