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 has announced Emanuel-Swainsboro Transitional Center in Swainsboro is now operating as Emanuel Women's Facility. Under its new name, the facility will house adult female minimum and medium security offenders and has a capacity of 547.
Alexis Chase has been appointed Warden of Emanuel Women's Facility. She will supervise 85 staff members. Chase joined the Department in 1985 as a Counselor at Georgia Correctional Institution for Women. She has also served as Senior Counselor, Boot Camp Coordinator, Chief Counselor and Deputy Warden of Care and Treatment. Chase was first promoted to Warden in 2002 at Washington State Prison. She most recently served as Warden at Men's State Prison and the Bostick Unit.
"This change will allow the Department to continue fulfilling its mission of effectively managing offenders," said Commissioner Brian Owens. "I am confident Warden Chase and her staff will address the needs of the female offenders at Emanuel in an effort to reduce recidivism," added Owens.
Family members seeking information may contact the Office of Ombudsman and Family Advocacy at (478) 992-5358 or by visiting the Department'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.