For Immediate Release
New Deputy Warden of Care & Treatment Named at Burruss Correctional Training Center
Eugenia Harrison promoted
FORSYTH, Ga. – Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Homer Bryson announced the promotion of Eugenia Harrison to Deputy Warden of Care & Treatment at Burruss Correctional Training Center effective March 1, 2016. Harrison will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of medical, mental health, education and counseling services of more than 800 male inmates.
“Eugenia has worked her way through the ranks since joining the Department in 1994,” said Commissioner Bryson. “I know she will be an effective leader in her new role at Burruss Correctional Training Center.”
Harrison began her career with the Department in 1994 as a Correctional Officer at Hancock State Prison. During her tenure with the GDC, she served as Supervisor II with Georgia Correctional Industries, Chief Counselor at Bostick State Prison, and Deputy Warden of Care & Treatment at Men’s State Prison, Scott State Prison and Bostick State Prison. She was promoted to Social Services Program Consultant with Inmate Services in 2010, where she most recently served.
Harrison received a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Savannah State College, a Master’s degree in Education/Counseling from Troy State University, and has completed the following departmental training: Basic Correctional Officer Training (BCOT), Basic Management Training (BMT), Advanced Management Training (AMT), Corrections Leadership Institute (CLI), Deputy Warden of Care & Treatment Academy, and Warden’ Pre-Command.
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