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 - Tommy Rouse was elected Chairman of the Board of Corrections by members of the Board on December 1, 2011. Rouse was appointed to the Board by Governor Sonny Perdue in 2004 to represent the 1st Congressional District. He has also served as Secretary and most recently as Vice Chairman.
The Board of Corrections has 18 members, one from each congressional district in the state and five members from the state at large. Board Members are appointed by the Governor to staggered five year terms.
“The Board of Corrections looks forward to Mr. Rouse serving in this position,” said Commissioner Brian Owens. “His knowledge and experience will help the Board accomplish its goals,” added Owens.
Rouse is a retired District Manager for Behavioral Intervention, Inc. where he managed and directed probation supervision services for state, probate and municipal courts in several Georgia counties. He also retired from the Georgia Department of Corrections in 1996 after 30 years of employment.
The Department of Corrections is the fourth 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 12,000 employees.