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 Sheila Oubre as Warden of Dooly State Prison effective July 1, 2010. The facility is located in Unadilla and houses Medium Security male offenders. As Warden, Oubre will be responsible for overseeing 250 staff members and 1,696 inmates.
“Warden Oubre brings a wealth of knowledge to Dooly State Prison,” said Commissioner Brian Owens. “We are confident her experience will benefit the staff and inmates,” added Owens.
Ms. Oubre joined the Department in 1994 as a Correctional Officer at Metro State Prison. She has also served as Sergeant, Lieutenant, Unit Manager, Superintendent and Deputy Warden of Security at various facilities. Oubre most recently served as Warden at Phillips State Prison. Prior to joining the Department, she served in the U.S. Army’s Military Police for 10 years. Oubre graduated from Kaplan University with a degree in Criminal Justice.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.