The Bulloch County Correctional Institution (BCCI) provides safe and secure housing for state inmates under contract with the Georgia Department of Corrections, and inmates sentenced by the County. Inmates at BCCI provide a labor force for County departments including public works, solid waste, the recreation department, facilities maintenance, the agricultural complex, and other departments and agencies as requested.
Since 1946, the Bulloch County Correctional Institution has been used as a work camp primarily for state prisoners and County offenders sentenced to a secure facility. BCCI utilizes these offenders to provide valuable services to the County such as equipment operators for County road maintenance, groundskeeping and maintenance for parks and recreation facilities, agricultural arena maintenance, county building repair, maintenance for county vehicles and heavy equipment, roadside trash pick-up, solid waste removal, and food service for the county jail. According to an internal inmate labor study, the labor provided returns approximately $3.0 million dollars of net value to the citizens of Bulloch County, which is equivalent to 1.8 mill of tax levy. BCCI also places focus on anti-recidivist behavior by offering a full complement of programs designed to help offenders change and become productive citizens. The State of Georgia provides reimbursements of $22 per day per inmate for State inmates housed at BCCI.