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 Shelia Oubre as Warden of Baldwin State Prison effective November 1, 2011. The facility is located in Hardwick and houses Close Security male offenders. As Warden, Oubre will oversee 351 staff members and 900 inmates.
“Warden Oubre continues to serve as a leader in our Department,” said Commissioner Brian Owens. “The staff and inmates at Baldwin will benefit from her leadership and experience,” added Owens.
Oubre joined the Department in 1994 as a Correctional Officer at Metro State Prison. She has also served as Sergeant, Lieutenant, Unit Manager, Superintendent and Deputy Warden of Security at various facilities. Oubre has served as Warden at Phillips State Prison and most recently at Dooly State Prison. Prior to joining the Department, Oubre served in the U.S. Army’s Military Police for 10 years. She graduated from Kaplan University with a degree in Criminal Justice.
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.