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 Brown Keys at the Fourth Annual GDC Awards program on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at the Capitol Education Center Auditorium in Atlanta, Georgia.
“Brown Keys exemplifies the qualities needed to be a great leader,” said Corrections Commissioner James E. Donald. “This is our chance to honor those individuals who have risen to the top of their chosen 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.
A 31 year veteran of Corrections, Keys, who is the Deputy Warden of Care and Custody at Rutledge State Prison, received the Employee of the Year Award. Keys is consistently noted for his professionalism. Keys promotes teamwork within the ranks and instills a spirit of cooperation between care and treatment personnel and security personnel. He is honest, dependable and always very respectful towards staff and visitors. Keys is truly a representative of the type of individual the Department of Corrections is seeking.
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.