Georgia Department of Corrections
Brian Owens, Commissioner
Director of Public Affairs
Contact: Office of Public Affairs (404) 656-9772
For Immediate Release
Morgan - Department of Corrections’ staff and local dignitaries attended a Change of Responsibility Ceremony on Tuesday, July 7, 2009. During the ceremony, Warden Clay Tatum assumed responsibility for Calhoun State Prison. Calhoun State Prison is located in Morgan, Georgia. The facility houses close security, male offenders who have behavioral problems that can’t be addressed at other facilities.
“Warden Tatum has been with Corrections since 1991,” said Commissioner Brian Owens. “He has advanced through the ranks from Correctional Officer to Warden, and I know this facility will benefit from his years of experience.”
Within the Department, Warden Tatum has served as a Correctional Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Deputy Warden, Superintendent, and most recently as Warden of Lee State Prison. At Calhoun, he will oversee 1646 inmates and 285 staff members. He is married and has a stepdaughter.
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 14,000 employees.