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 promotion of Ahmed Holt as Warden of Central State Prison effective July 1, 2012. The medium security facility is located in Macon, Georgia. As Warden, Holt will be responsible for overseeing 250 staff members and 1156 medium security male inmates.
"Ahmed is a professional who has exhibited excellent leadership qualities throughout his career with the Department," said Commissioner Brian Owens. "His wealth of knowledge will serve him well in this position," added Owens.
Holt began his career with the Department of Corrections as a Probation Officer in 2001 working in several circuits with various roles ranging from Court Services to Specialized Supervision Officer. In 2005, he was promoted to Probation Officer III and was assigned as Manager of the Sex Offender Administration Unit in 2006. Holt accepted the role of Deputy Warden of Care & Treatment at Rutledge State Prison in 2010 and held this position until his promotion to Deputy Director of Audits & Compliance at State Offices South at Tift College in 2011. Holt graduated from Savannah State University with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and graduated from Columbus State University’s Command College with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. He has completed Basic Management Training, Basic Probation Officer Training, Corrections Leadership Institute, POST IT and Deputy Warden Training.
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.