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 and senior Corrections officials will meet in Milledgeville on Friday, November 19, with family members, significant others and friends of inmates incarcerated in the Georgia prison system. The half-day event will begin at 9:00 am at the Chapel of All Faiths, which is located at Central State Hospital at Broad and Swint Avenue.
"We have an obligation to be good stewards of the publics' trust, and it is important that inmates' families and friends have opportunities to meet face-to-face with our senior leadership team," said Commissioner Owens. "Hopefully, this access will give them a clearer understanding of the state services and initiatives we offer and an opportunity to provide direct feedback," added Owens.
Family Day is our continuing effort to provide customer service to the many families of offenders in the GDC system. We realize that family members are our customers and our goal is to provide the best customer service in accordance with the Governor's vision to serve faster, friendlier and easier.
An opening session will be held with Corrections Commissioner Brian Owens and the Department’s senior executives. Following the session, one-on-one conferences will be held with the Wardens. Inmates are responsible for notifying anyone on their approved visitation list who may want to attend the meetings.
In addition to Family and Friends Day meetings, Corrections has an Office of the Ombudsman and Family Advocacy which has been able to assist a number of families with inquiries and concerns through telephone and e-mail contact. If you are unable to resolve a situation or concern through a local prison facility, please contact this office directly at (404) 657-7588 or visit the agency's website at www.dcor.state.ga.us.
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.