The Board of Corrections is composed of 18 members, one from each congressional district in the state and four members from the state at large. The Governor appoints all members, subject to the consent of the state Senate, to staggered five-year terms. The Board develops rules governing the conduct and welfare of employees under its authority and the assignment, housing, feeding, clothing, treatment, discipline, rehabilitation, training, and hospitalization of all offenders coming under its custody. The members serve on the following committees: Budget, Correctional Industries, Education/Programs, Facilities and Probation, Food and Farm, Health Services, Nominations, Operations, Utilities and Recidivism. . The Board of Corrections is a policy-making statutory board and has legal status only as a board. The operations and management of the GDC institutions, facilities, and probation system are the responsibility of the Commissioner. Contact the Board of Corrections at 478-992-5258.