Georgia Department of Corrections
Brian Owens, Commissioner
Director of Public Affairs
Contact: Office of Public Affairs (404) 656-9772
For Immediate Release
Atlanta – The Department of Corrections honored Raynard Smith as Facilities Supervisor of the Year at the Fifth Annual GDC Awards program on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 on the historic Tift College Campus in Forsyth.
“Raynard exerts the professionalism, passion and performance the Department looks for,” said Commissioner Brian Owens. “He does excellent work and we are honored to recognize him for what he does.”
Smith has been with the Department for 32 years. He serves as Administration Duty Officer for West Central and Lamar Pre-Release Centers (PRC). Smith helped transition West Central Probation Detention Center to the first PRC for female offenders.
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 160,000 probationers. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 15,000 employees.