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Georgia Department of Corrections
Brian Owens, Commissioner

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Joan Heath

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STATE OF GEORGIA

For Immediate Release

Ambrose Native Named Warden - Glen Johnson Appointed Warden at Dooly State Prison

Forsyth Commissioner Brian Owens announced the appointment of Glen Johnson as Warden of Dooly State Prison effective January 1, 2015.  The facility is located in Unadilla and houses Medium Security male offenders.  As Warden, Johnson will oversee 272 staff members and 1,600 offenders.

“Glen’s drive and commitment to the Department have served him well as Warden at several of our facilities,” said Commissioner Brian Owens.  “I look forward to hearing great things from him about Dooly State Prison,” added Owens.

Johnson began his career with the Georgia Department of Corrections in 1989 as a Correctional Officer at Valdosta State Prison.  In 1992, he transferred to Telfair State Prison where he served as a CERT member, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Tactical Squad Commander.  In 2005, Glen was promoted to Unit Manager at Milan State Prison.  He was promoted to Deputy Warden of Security at Ware State Prison and later transferred to the High Max Unit at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison.   In 2010, he was promoted to Warden at Hancock State Prison and was reassigned to Ware State Prison in 2013, where he most recently served as Warden.

Johnson received a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice and has completed the following departmental training: Basic Correctional Officer Training, Basic Management Training, Correctional Leadership Institute, Professional Management Program, POST Instructor, and Warden’s Pre-Command.  He has also completed specialized training in Crime Scene Management in Correctional Institutions, Management of Violent-High Risk and High Security Inmates and Executive Training for New Wardens. 

The Department of Corrections is the fifth largest prison system in the United States and is responsible for supervising nearly 55,000 state prisoners and over 150,000 probationers. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 12,000 employees.


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