Additional Information

columbus transitional center
  • CAPACITY:182
  • OPENED: 2005
  • RENOVATED: 2006


To protect society by providing community residential services to residents prior to their discharge from incarceration. The primary goals are to develop self-discipline and promote skills required for positive re-entry into the community. Rutledge State Prison is the host facility


Two units consisting of open bays for new arrivals and two & four man rooms for work release residents.


All residents are assigned to work details after an orientation phase.


  • Academic: General Education Diploma, Workforce Readiness
  • Counseling: Individual/Group Counseling, Re-Entry, Moral Recognition Therapy, Matrix Model Early Recovery, Fatherhood Initiative
  • Recreation: General Recreation
  • Religious Activities: Worship Services (center and Local church/temples), Bible Study, Spiritual Counseling
  • Vocational/OJT:Re-Entry, Job Readiness, World Of Works, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Veterans Administration, Department of Labor


Take I-85S to I-185 to Columbus. Take Exit 7, State Highway 22/80 East. Travel 6.2 miles and turn right onto Flat Rock Road. At the traffic light Flat Rock Road crosses Macon Road and Schatulga Road, travel approximately two miles and Columbus Transitional Center is located on the left.