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 Stan Shepard as Warden of Montgomery State Prison effective November 1, 2011. The facility is located in Mount Vernon and houses Medium Security male offenders. As Warden, Shepard will oversee 98 staff members and 418 inmates.
“Stan has gained invaluable experience over his 17 years with the Department,” said Commissioner Brian Owens. “The staff and inmates at Montgomery will benefit from his leadership and knowledge,” added Owens.
Shepard joined the Department in 1994 as a Contract Counselor at Washington State Prison. He has also served as Counselor, Senior Counselor, Unit Manager, Probation Officer, Deputy Warden of Care and Treatment and Program Development Consultant for the agency. Shepard most recently held the position of Manager of the Sex Offender Administration Unit at State Offices South at Tift College. Shepard graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University with a degree in Criminal Justice and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Administration through the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College at Columbus 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.