Georgia Department of Corrections
Brian Owens, Commissioner
Director of Public Affairs
Contact: Office of Public Affairs (404) 656-9772
STATE OF GEORGIA
For Immediate Release
Atlanta– Commissioner Brian Owens announced the appointment of Belinda Davis as Warden of Metro State Prison effective July 1, 2010. The facility is located in Atlanta and houses close security female inmates. As Warden, Davis will be responsible for overseeing 304 staff members and 731 inmates.
“Warden Davis has been a great asset to the Department for almost 20 years,” said Commissioner Brian Owens. “We are confident she will make a positive impact on the staff and inmates at Metro State Prison,” added Owens.
Ms. Davis began her employment with the Georgia Department of Corrections in 1991 as an Accounting Technician at Al Burruss Correctional Training Center. She has also served in various positions, to include Business Manager, Deputy Warden of Administration and Superintendent. She most recently served as Warden at Dooly State Prison. Warden Davis is a graduate of Mercer University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, as well as a 2007 graduate of the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College where she earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration through Columbus State University. She is also a graduate of the Corrections Leadership Institute through the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government.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 150,000 probationers. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 13,000 employees.