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New Deputy Warden of Care and Treatment at Baldwin State Prison

Tyrone Oliver
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January 1, 2023

New Deputy Warden of Care and Treatment at Baldwin State Prison
Jeffrey Farmer Promoted

FORSYTH, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Commissioner Tyrone Oliver announced the promotion of Jeffrey Farmer to Deputy Warden at Baldwin State Prison (SP) effective January 1, 2023. As Deputy Warden of Care and Treatment, Farmer will oversee the supervision of educational programs, health services, library services, counseling programs, recreational services, and the mental health services of approximately 900 male offenders.

"Farmer has displayed exceptional leadership qualities in each position he has held with the agency," said Commissioner Tyrone Oliver." We are confident his correctional knowledge will greatly benefit Baldwin SP."

Farmer began his career with the Department in 2013 as a Correctional Officer at Rutledge State Prison (SP). In 2014, he was promoted and served as the Multi-Functions Officer/Case manager for the Veterans Reentry Program. In 2015, he was promoted to Behavioral Health Counselor II, and in 2016, he was promoted to Senior Counselor.  After a brief time away from the agency, he returned in 2018 as a Behavioral Health Counselor II at Charles D. Hudson Transitional Center and in 2021, he was promoted to Assistant Superintendent at Clayton Transitional Center, where he currently serves.

Farmer holds a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and a Master's degree in Public Administration.  His departmental training consists of Basic Correctional Officer Training, Initial Correctional Counselor Training, and Assistant Superintendent Training.



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