Georgia Department of Corrections
James E. Donald, Commissioner
Director of Public Information
Contact: Office of Public Affairs (404) 656-9772
For Immediate Release
Hardwick - Georgia Department of Corrections’ staff and local dignitaries attended a Change of Responsibility Ceremony on Tuesday, July 8. During this ceremony, Warden Bruce Chatman received responsibility for Bostick State Prison.
Commissioner James E. Donald spoke highly of Warden Chatman as he presented him with his warden badge. “I am confident Warden Chatman will do an outstanding job,” said Commissioner Donald. “I look forward to hearing great things from Bostick State Prison.”
Warden Chatman began his career in Corrections in 1984 as a Correctional Officer at Augusta State Medical Prison. He also served as lieutenant and deputy warden of security during his career with Corrections. He most recently served as Warden at Dooly State Prison in Unadilla, Georgia.
Bostick State Prison is a medium security facility. Warden Chatman will oversee the prison’s 701 male inmates and 113 staff members.
The Department of Corrections is the fifth largest prison system in the United States and is responsible for supervising over 50,000 state prisoners and over 150,000 probationers. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with nearly 15,000 employees.