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Wheeler Correctional Facility

Wheeler Correctional Facility

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

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Shawn Gillis, Warden

Facility Leader: Shawn Gillis, Warden

Shawn Gillis was named warden at Wheeler Correctional Facility in June 2023. He had served as warden at Adams County Correctional Center since November 2018. Gillis joined CoreCivic in 1999 as a correctional officer at Wheeler, where he held a variety of roles, including senior correctional officer, assistant shift supervisor, shift supervisor, unit manager, programs manager, chief of security and chief unit management. Prior to joining CoreCivic, Gillis worked as a correctional officer at the Georgia Department of Corrections. He served for five years in the U.S. Army.

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: Kortney Gay, Chief of Unit Management

Third Party Reporting Method(s):

Call: Wheeler Correctional Facility at 912-568-1731

Call: Georgia Department of Corrections, Inmate Affairs (Ombudsman) at 478-992-5358

Write: Wheeler Correctional Facility
ATTN: Warden
195 N Broad Street
Alamo, GA 30411

Call the CoreCivic Ethics and Compliance Hotline: 1-800-461-9330, or

Facility PREA Policy (14-2): Download

PREA Audit Date or Scheduled Audit Date: October 19-21, 2021

PREA Audit Report: Download

PREA Audit Date or Scheduled Audit Date: September 24-26, 2018

PREA Audit Report: Download

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

PREA Audit Report: Download

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