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New Deputy Warden of Administration at McRae Women’s Facility

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April 3, 2023

New Deputy Warden of Administration at McRae Women’s Facility

Jody Yancey Promoted


FORSYTH, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Commissioner Tyrone Oliver announced the promotion of Jody Yancey to Deputy Warden of Administration at McRae Women's Facility (WF), effective April 1, 2023. As Deputy Warden of Administration, Yancey will oversee the facility's business office, property/supply operations, and food service upon the opening of the facility in late 2023.

"Yancey has worked his way up through the ranks and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and correctional experience," said Commissioner Tyrone Oliver." We are confident his training and experience will serve him and his staff well in his new role at McRae Women's Facility."

Yancey began his career with the GDC in 1995 as a Correctional Office at Wilcox State Prison (SP). During his tenure at Wilcox, he rose through the ranks of Lieutenant and Assistant Chief of Security. In 2007, he began working with CoreCivic as Assistant Chief of Security at McRae Correctional Facility (CF). During his tenure with McRae CF, he was promoted to Chief of Security, Unit Manager, and Assistant Warden-Programs and Inmate Services. In 2022, he transferred to Coffee Correctional Facility as Assistant Warden, where he currently serves.

Yancey's departmental training consists of Basic Correctional Officer Training, Communications/De-escalation Training, and Basic Management Training.


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