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Lawrenceville Correctional Center

1607 Planters Road
Lawrenceville , VA 23868
Phone: (434) 848-9349
Fax: (434) 848-0232
Capacity: 1,536
Client: Virginia Department of Corrections
Accreditations: American Correctional Association (ACA) Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

BACKGROUND: On March 23, 2003 The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO) took over operational management of a medium security prison in Lawrenceville, Virginia through a competitive bid process.


SCOPE OF WORK: GEO provides management and operational services at the Lawrenceville Correctional Center through a contract with the Virginia Department of Corrections. The center offers multiple programming opportunities for inmates. The Virginia Department of Correctional Education, under a separate agreement, oversees GEO’s educational and vocational services consisting of Adult Basic Education, Literacy Incentives Program, GED and vocational classes that include Masonry, Computer Lab, Electrical, Commercial Cleaning, Horticulture, Carpentry, and Plumbing.


FACILITY DESCRIPTION: Lawrenceville Correctional Center is a 358,000 sq. ft. facility located about 65 miles south of the state capital in Richmond and 30 miles north of the North Carolina border just off Interstate 85. It encompasses 65 acres and has six double-celled housing units, an administration building, a segregation unit, a vocational, education and medical building, four recreation yards, two gymnasiums, a laundry, kitchen and outside warehouse. In addition, one housing unit is dedicated to serving as a Therapeutic Community and the Unit Management approach is used in all of the housing units.


ACCREDITATION: The center received American Correctional Association (ACA) accreditation in 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013. It is of special recognition that initial accreditation was attained in only six and a half months after assumption of operations on March 23, 2003. The center received accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) on October 31, 2003 and is re-accredited every three to five years.

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