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Gloria Hawkins-Turnage Named New Deputy Warden of Care & Treatment

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New Deputy Warden of Care & Treatment Named at Rutledge State Prison

Gloria Hawkins-Turnage promoted

FORSYTH, Ga.– Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Homer Bryson announced the promotion of Gloria Hawkins-Turnage to Deputy Warden of Care & Treatment at Rutledge State Prison effective April 16, 2016. Hawkins-Turnage will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of medical, mental health, education and counseling services of more than 600 medium security male inmates.

“Gloria has worked her way up the ranks during her 11 years of service,” said Commissioner Bryson.  “I am confident she will excel in this new position, just as she has in the past.”

Hawkins-Turnage began her career with the Department in 2005 at the Columbus Diversion Center as a General Clerk. In 2005, she was promoted to Secretary II at Rutledge State Prison. Hawkins-Turnage was promoted to Counselor at Columbus Transitional Center in 2007 and in 2014 was promoted to Chief Counselor at Rutledge State Prison, where she currently serves.  

Hawkins-Turnage received a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Troy State University and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree.  She has completed the following departmental training:  Basic Management Training (BMT), Advanced Management Training (AMT), Deputy Warden of Care & Treatment Academy, and National Institute of Corrections 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.

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