Georgia Department of Corrections
Brian Owens, Commissioner

Director of Public Affairs
Joan Heath

Contact: Office of Public Affairs (478) 992-5248


For Immediate Release

New Warden Named at Pulaski State Prison

Belinda Davis Appointed Warden

Forsyth - Commissioner Brian Owens announced the appointment of Belinda Davis as Warden of Pulaski State Prison effective June 1, 2011. The facility is located in Hawkinsville, Georgia. As Warden, Davis will be responsible for overseeing 350 staff members and 1223 medium security female inmates.

"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 Davis' 20 years of knowledge and experience," added Commissioner Owens.

Davis began her career with the Department 20 years ago as an Accounting Technician at Burruss Correctional Training Center. She was promoted to Business Manager and transferred to Metro State Prison in 1997. In November 1997, Davis was promoted to Deputy Warden of Administration at Metro State Prison. In 2004, she transferred to Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison as the Deputy Warden of Administration. Davis was promoted to Superintendent of McEver Probation Detention Center in March 2006. Davis was, then, promoted to Warden at Dooly State Prison and transferred to Metro State Prison in 2010. After the closure of Metro State Prison in May 2011, Davis was transferred to Pulaski State Prison where she will continue to serve as Warden.

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.