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For Immediate Release

GDC Names Corporate Sponsors of the Year - Twelve Sponsors Named

FORSYTH, GAThe Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) named 12 companies as the recipients of Corporate Sponsors of the Year at the 11th Annual GDC Awards ceremony on July 7 at the State Offices South at Tift College in Forsyth, Ga.

Partnerships with corporate sponsors allows the Department to offer job placements for offenders housed in Transitional Centers, resulting in a successful preparation for reentry into society upon their release.  The following companies were nominated by GDC staff, who wished to honor them for their partnership:  

Crown Candy Corporation, U.S. Battery Manufacturing Company, Fieldale Farms, Arko Veal, Tip Top Poultry, Rhineharts, Claxton Poultry, Koch/JCG Foods, Southern Point Staffing, BLC Hardwood Flooring, South Georgia Pecan, and Goodwill Industries of Southern Rivers.

“The Department is grateful for the assistance provided by our corporate sponsors,” said Commissioner Homer Bryson.  “We know there is great reward in the rehabilitating efforts they provide upon the employment of our offenders,” added Bryson.

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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