New Warden at Lee Arrendale State Prison
Brooks L. Benton reassigned
FORSYTH, Ga. – Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Gregory C. Dozier announced the reassignment of Brooks L. Benton to Warden of Lee Arrendale State Prison, effective July 1, 2017. As Warden, Benton will be responsible for overseeing 345 staff members and 1,703 special mission female offenders.
“Brooks has displayed an exceptional work ethic during his career with the Department,” said Commissioner Dozier. “We look forward to the experience he will bring to his new role as Warden of Lee Arrendale State Prison.”
Benton began his career with the Department in 1993 as a Correctional Officer at Hart Detention Center. Benton was promoted, in 1995, to Counselor at Whitworth Parole Revocation Center and then was promoted to Senior Counselor in 1997. In 1998, Brooks was promoted to Assistant Superintendent at Alcovy Diversion Center, and was transferred to I.W. Davis Probation Detention Center. In 2008, Brooks was promoted to Deputy Warden of Care and Treatment at Lee Arrendale State Prison. In 2012, he was promoted to Deputy Warden of Security at Lee Arrendale State Prison and was most recently promoted to Warden of Whitworth Women’s Facility in 2013.
Benton has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology earned from University of West Georgia and a minor in Sociology. He has completed the following departmental training: Basic Correctional Officer Training (BCOT), Basic Management Training (BMT), Professional Management Program (PMP), Warden’s Pre-Command, Corrections Leadership Institute (CLI) and Deputy Warden of Care and Treatment Academy.
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 478-992-5219 or visit http://www.gdc.ga.gov