Georgia Department of Corrections
Brian Owens, Commissioner
Director of Public Affairs
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STATE OF GEORGIA
For Immediate Release
Forsyth – The Department of Corrections honored Timothy Jones as Facility Supervisor of the Year at the Seventh Annual GDC Awards program on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at State Offices South at Tift College in Forsyth.
“Timothy is known as a mentor and excellent leader,” said Commissioner Brian Owens. “His commitment to the Department and his job are appreciated,” added Owens.
Jones serves as Deputy Warden at Johnson State Prison. He is known for motivating his staff and developing them into leaders. Staff members praise him for knowing the difference between effective leadership and management.
Several key officials were on hand for the ceremony, which was attended by 200 guests. Making the award presentation with the Commissioner were Board of Corrections Chairman Jim Whitehead, Sr., Assistant Corrections Commissioner Fredrick J. Head, State Representative Jay Neal and special guest speaker, State Personnel Administration Commissioner Joe Doyle.
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.