Pulaski State Prison

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Pulaski State Prison
Location373 Upper River Road
Hawkinsville, Georgia
Security classmedium
Managed byGeorgia Department of Corrections

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


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 corrections staff of different GDC facilities 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]


  1. ^ "Pulaski State Prison." Georgia Department of Corrections. Retrieved on May 11, 2015.
  2. ^ Robbins, Danny. "Women’s deaths add to concerns about Georgia prison doctor" (Archive). Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved on July 23, 2015.
  3. ^ Robbins, Danny. "Women's Deaths Add to Concerns about Georgia Prison Doctor". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  4. ^ Norder, Lois (27 October 2015). "GBI probing prison doctor's job application". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  5. ^ "47 Georgia Correctional Officers Arrested in Drug Conspiracy". WSAV. 11 Feb 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2016.

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