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For Immediate Release

Richmond County Correctional Institution Honored - Named County Facility of the Year

FORSYTH, Ga. — The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) honored Richmond County Correctional Institution as County Facility of the Year at the 11th Annual GDC Awards ceremony on July 7 at the State Offices South at Tift College in Forsyth, Ga.  Warden Joseph Evans accepted the award on behalf of Richmond County Correctional Institution.

“In 2014, Richmond County CI consistently received high scores on a variety of GDC report card items to include audits, bed utilization, vacancy rates, and turnover rates, said Commissioner Homer Bryson. “It is for those continued efforts and setting the standard for our county facilities that they were awarded with this great honor.”

Richmond County Correctional Institution, located in Augusta, is a medium security facility that can house up to 220 male inmates. The facility provides housing for state and county offenders and a general labor force supporting the Augusta/Richmond County Government.

Several key officials were on hand for the ceremony, which was attended by more than 200 guests.  Making the award presentation with Commissioner Homer Bryson were Assistant Commissioner of Administration & Finance Scott Poitevint, Assistant Commissioner of Facilities Division Timothy C. Ward, and Board of Corrections Chair Rose Williams.

The GDC has one of the largest prison systems in the U.S. and is responsible for supervising nearly 55,000 state prisoners. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 10,500 employees.

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