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Georgia State Prison Honored - Named Facility of the Year

FORSYTH, Ga. — The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) honored Georgia State Prison as Facility of the Year at the 11th Annual GDC Awards ceremony on July 7 at State Offices South at Tift College in Forsyth, Ga. Warden Stanley Williams and staff accepted the award on behalf of Georgia State Prison.

 “Georgia State Prison has gone above and beyond the call of duty in carrying out our agency’s mission of effectively managing offenders,” said Commissioner Homer Bryson. “They are truly deserving of this honor.”

The Facility of the Year award is presented to a facility that consistently scores well on various GDC report card measures including audits, bed utilization, vacancy rates, and staff turnover rates. 

Georgia State Prison, located in Reidsville, is a special mission facility that houses medium general population, mental health and problematic male adult offenders.

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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