Georgia Department of Corrections
Brian Owens, Commissioner
Director of Public Affairs
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STATE OF GEORGIA
For Immediate Release
John Mayes to Serve as Secretary
Forsyth - John Mayes was elected Secretary of the Board of Corrections by members of the Board on December 2, 2010. Mayes was appointed to the Board by Governor Sonny Perdue in 2004 to represent the 11th Congressional District. The Board of Corrections has 18 members, one from each congressional district in the state and five members from the state at large. Board Members are appointed by the Governor to staggered five year terms.
“It is my pleasure to announce Mr. Mayes as Secretary of the Board of Corrections,” said Commissioner Brian Owens. “His contribution to the Department and the Board has been invaluable,” added Owens.
Mayes is owner and founder of Pro Systems Care, which has operated in Northwest Georgia for more than 20 years. He received an undergraduate degree from Albany State University.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.