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 West Central Pre-Release Center (PRC) as Center of the Year at the Fifth Annual GDC Awards program on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 on the historic Tift College Campus in Forsyth.
“West Central PRC upholds the Department’s mission of addressing re-entry needs of offenders,” said Commissioner Brian Owens. “We are proud of the Center’s efforts in managing offenders and helping them re-enter society.”
West Central Pre-Release Center became the first female PRC on May 1, 2008. The Center houses minimum and medium security inmates who have less than five years left until their release.
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