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 Gregory Goodson as Correctional Officer of the Year at the Fifth Annual GDC Awards program on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 on the historic Tift College Campus in Forsyth.
“Gregory gives an exceptional level of service each and every day,” said Commissioner Brian Owens. “He serves as a role model for those around him.”
Goodson has worked at Metro State Prison since the early 80’s. He is known for going the extra mile and always responding to others in a courteous and respectful manner.
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.