Georgia Department of Corrections
James E. Donald, Commissioner
Director of Public Information
Contact: Office of Public Affairs (404) 656-9772
For Immediate Release
Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Corrections recently honored Coweta County Prison at the Fourth Annual GDC Awards program on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at the Capitol Education Center Auditorium in Atlanta, Georgia.
“The employees of the Coweta County Prison exert the pride, performance and passion that the Department strives for,” said Corrections Commissioner James E. Donald. “This is our chance to honor the winners representing those who emerged as the best in their field.”
Several key officials were on hand for the ceremony that 300 guests attended. Making the award presentation with the Commissioner were Governor Sonny Perdue, Board of Corrections Chairman Wayne Dasher and Assistant Corrections Commissioner Brian Owens.
Coweta County Prison received the County Facility of the Year Award for its mission to protect the general public, staff and prisoners by providing a safe and humane living environment for the 210 medium security prisoners. They also provide a general labor force supporting Coweta County government.
The Department of Corrections is the fifth largest prison system in the United States and is responsible for supervising nearly 60,000 state prisoners and over 150,000 probationers. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 15,000 employees.