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
Glen Johnson Appointed Warden at Hancock State Prison
Forsyth – Commissioner Brian Owens announced the appointment of Glen Johnson as Warden of Hancock State Prison effective December 16, 2010. The facility is located in Sparta and houses 1310 male inmates.
“Glen’s drive and commitment to the Department will serve him well in his new role as Warden,” said Commissioner Brian Owens. “I look forward to hearing great things from him about Hancock State Prison,” added Owens.
Johnson began his career with the Department in 1989 as a Correctional Officer at Valdosta State Prison. He has also served as Sergeant, Lieutenant, Tactical Squad Commander and Unit Manager. He most recently served as Deputy Warden of Security at Georgia Diagnostic & Classification Prison.
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.