Pulaski State Prison

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Pulaski State Prison
Location 373 Upper River Road
Hawkinsville, Georgia
Status open
Security class medium
Capacity 1223
Opened 1994
Managed by Georgia Department of Corrections

Pulaski State Prison (PSP) is a Georgia Department of Corrections prison for women located in Hawkinsville, Georgia. It has four buildings with forty eight double bunk rooms. The facility opened in 1994.[1]

History[edit]

Around the period 2005-2015 multiple prisoners at Pulaski died after being treated by Dr. Yvon Nazaire. The State of Georgia hired Dr. Nazaire even though several patient deaths and accusations of malpractice occurred while he was in New York.[2] Reports in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution listed at least twenty-two prisoners who died under Dr. Nazaire's care -- 15 in Pulaski, five after being released from Pulaski, and another two at Georgia's Emanuel Women's Facility when Nazaire served there briefly.[3] The doctor was subsequently fired by the DOC for lying about his qualifications, and put under investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.[4]

Pulaski was one of nine Georgia state prisons implicated in an FBI sting operation announced in February 2016. The agency indicted 47 correction officers who'd agreed to deliver illegal drugs while in uniform. These charges were "part of a larger public corruption investigation into Georgia Correctional Facilities".[5]

Notable inmates[edit]

  • Tasmiyah Janeesha Whitehead (b. November 27, 1993) committed matricide with her identical twin on January 13, 2010 (for more information please view the Murder of Nikki Whitehead page). Tasmiyah is serving a 30-year prison sentence and is eligible for parole in the year 2017. [6]
  • Chasity Jones, serving fifteen years for the vehicular homicide murder of Atlanta Police Officer Gail Thomas in January 2012.

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Coordinates: 32°18′41″N 83°27′25″W / 32.31139°N 83.45694°W / 32.31139; -83.45694