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 - The Department of Corrections named Bead Amigas of Lee Arrendale State Prison as Faith Based Contributor of the Year at the Eighth Annual GDC Awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at State Offices South at Tift College in Forsyth, Georgia.
The Department’s mission of protecting and serving the public could not be accomplished without the assistance of our employees and community partners. Bead Amigas was nominated by Corrections’ staff who wished to honor her for her contributions.
"The Department is fortunate to have such outstanding volunteers in the State of Georgia," said Commissioner Brian Owens. "This ceremony is a great opportunity for the Department to thank everyone for dedicating their time," added Owens.
Additional recipients of the Faith Based Contributor of the Year award include: Paul Daniels/KAIROS of Johnson State Prison; On Fire Ministries of Johnson State Prison; Pastor Donnie Bryant of Macon Probation Office; and Valdosta Prison Ministry, Inc. of Valdosta State Prison.
Several key officials were on hand for the ceremony, which was attended by more than 200 guests. Making the award presentation with the Commissioner were Board of Corrections Secretary Rose Williams, Assistant Commissioner Timothy C. Ward and special guest speaker, State Representative Jay Neal.
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.