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 Tony Howerton as Warden of Phillips State Prison effective July 1, 2010. The facility is located in Buford and houses close security male inmates. As Warden, Howerton will be responsible for overseeing 348 staff members and 815 inmates.
“Warden Howerton has worked his way up through the ranks,” said Commissioner Brian Owens. “We are confident in his leadership experience,” added Owens.
Howerton joined the Department of Corrections in 1983 as a Correctional Officer. After several promotions, he first began serving as Warden in 1997. Howerton most recently served as Warden at Lee Arrendale State Prison. Prior to joining the Department, Howerton was a member of the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. He graduated from Colorado Technical University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.