Georgia Department of Corrections
Brian Owens, Commissioner
Director of Public Affairs
Contact: Office of Public Affairs (478) 992-5248
STATE OF GEORGIA
For Immediate Release
Forsyth – Commissioner Brian Owens announced the appointment of John Jeanes as Warden of Lee State Prison effective March 1, 2011. Jeanes is replacing Stanley Williams, who is transferring to Smith State Prison to continue his duties as Warden. Jeanes most recently served as Deputy Warden at Washington State Prison in Davisboro, Georgia. As Warden of Lee State Prison, Jeanes will oversee a Medium Level Security prison housing adult male felons.
Jeanes began his career with the Department as a Correctional Officer in 1985 at Rivers State Prison. He was promoted to Deputy Warden of Security at Dodge State Prison and served as Deputy Warden at Dodge, Bostick, Scott and Washington State Prisons.
"The Department is pleased to see another esteemed employee make their way up through the ranks," said Commissioner Owens. "The Corrections Division will benefit from Jeanes’ 26 years of knowledge and experience," added Owens.
Prior to his career with the Department, Jeanes served in the United States Army in the Berlin Brigade. He attended Georgia College and State University where he studied History and International Studies. Jeanes and his wife have been married for 20 years and have three children and four grandchildren.
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.