Georgia Department of Corrections
Brian Owens, Commissioner

Director of Public Affairs
Joan Heath

Contact: Office of Public Affairs (404) 656-9772


For Immediate Release

New Warden Named at Georgia Diagnostic &
Classification Prison

Forsyth Commissioner Brian Owens announced the appointment of Carl Humphrey as Warden of Georgia Diagnostic & Classification Prison effective December 16, 2010. The facility is located in Jackson and houses 2089 male inmates. 

“Warden Humphrey has risen through the ranks since joining the Department 26 years ago,” said Commissioner Brian Owens.  “I am confident his training and experience will serve him well at his new facility,” added Owens.

Humphrey began his career with the Department in 1984 as a Correctional Officer at Georgia State Prison.  He has also served as K-9 Sergeant, Instructor, Lieutenant, Captain, Assistant Superintendent and Deputy Warden of Security.  Humphrey was first promoted to Warden at Rutledge State Prison in 1999 and most recently served as Warden at Baldwin State 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