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, Ga. – Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Brian Owens announces the promotion of Douglas M. Williams to Warden of Dodge State Prison effective August 1, 2012. Williams will be responsible for overseeing 225 staff members and 1,246 medium security male inmates at the facility located in Chester.
"Wardens play an integral role in keeping the state’s citizens safe and rehabilitating our inmates," said Commissioner Owens. "I look forward to Warden William’s leadership as he is a dedicated and valuable employee who is committed to helping the Department carry out its mission."
Williams joined the Department in 1990 as a Correctional Officer at Rogers State Prison. In 1997, he was promoted to Sergeant and Lieutenant in 1998. Williams served at Rogers and Telfair State Prisons before he was promoted to Captain at Rogers in 2002. While at Rogers, he was appointed to Major in 2008 and Deputy Warden of Security in 2010, where he most recently served.
He holds a Bachelor of Science from Columbus State University and is pursuing his Master of Public Administration degree from CSU. Additionally, Williams has completed the Department’s Basic Management Training, Professional Management Program, Corrections Leadership Institute and the Warden’s Pre-Command Course.
The GDC is the fourth largest prison system in the U.S. 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.