Christopher Railey Named New Superintendent at Albany TC

Commissioner: 
Homer Bryson
Director of Public Affairs: 
Joan Heath
Contact Name: 
Gwendolyn Hogan
Contact Number: 
478-992-5247
Contact Email: 
Gwendolyn.Hogan@gdc.ga.gov
STATE OF GEORGIA

For Immediate Release

New Superintendent Named at Albany Transitional Center

Christopher Railey Promoted

FORSYTH, Ga. – Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Homer Bryson announced the promotion of Christopher Railey from Assistant Superintendent to Superintendent at Albany Transitional Center effective January 1, 2016. As Superintendent, Railey will be responsible the daily operations of the facility and overseeing 38 staff and 150 minimum-security male offenders.

“Christopher’s more than 20 years of experience will continue to benefit his team and the residents at Albany Transitional Center,” said Commissioner Bryson. “He is a true leader and will be a great mentor to staff and residents alike.”

Railey began his career with the Department in 1992 as a Correctional Officer at Telfair State Prison. In 1993, he transferred to Autry State Prison to serve as a Correctional Officer. During the same year, he was promoted to Associate Counselor. Railey transferred to Lee State Prison, in 1994, when he was promoted to Counselor. In 1995, he was promoted to Senior Counselor at Albany Transitional Center. Later, in 1997, he became a Chief Counselor at Calhoun State Prison. In 2001, he was promoted to Albany Transitional Center as Assistant Superintendent. In 2005, he transferred to Calhoun State Prison to serve as Deputy Warden of Security and Deputy Warden of Care & Treatment.  In 2006, he moved over to Probation Operations when he assumed the position of Counselor at Albany Probation Office. He returned to Facilities Operations, in 2007, when he was promoted to Deputy Warden of Security at Autry State Prison. In 2009, Railey was promoted to Superintendent at Southwest Probation Detention Center. Within a year, the facility was closed and he was reassigned to Deputy Warden of Security at Calhoun State Prison. In 2013, he was promoted to Assistant Superintendent at Albany Transitional Center, where he most recently served.

Railey earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Albany State University. He has completed the following departmental training: Basic Correctional Officer Training, Pre-Command, Corrections Leadership Institute, and Deputy Warden of Care and Treatment Training.  

The GDC has one of the largest prison systems in the U.S. and is responsible for supervising nearly 52,000 state prisoners. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 10,500 employees.

For more information on the GDC call 478-992-5247 or visit http://www.gdc.ga.gov 

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