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New Deputy Warden of Care and Treatment at Montgomery State Prison

Timothy C. Ward
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February 4, 2021

New Deputy Warden of Care and Treatment at Montgomery State Prison

Alicia Epperson reassigned

FORSYTH, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Commissioner Timothy C. Ward announced the assignment of Alicia Epperson to Deputy Warden of Care and Treatment at Montgomery State Prison (SP) effective February 1, 2021. As Deputy Warden, Epperson will oversee the supervision of educational programs, health services, library services, counseling programs, recreational services and the mental health services of approximately 418 medium-security male offenders at the facility.

“Epperson has worked her way up through the ranks, and proven herself to be a dedicated leader,” said Commissioner Timothy C. Ward. “We are confident her hard-work and commitment to public safety will prove invaluable to ensuring successful outcomes for offender services at Montgomery.”

Epperson began her career with the GDC in 2007 as a Correctional Officer at Georgia SP.  During her tenure at Georgia SP, she was promoted through the ranks of Correctional Officer II in 2008, Secretary in 2012, Sergeant in 2015, Lieutenant in 2016, and Major in 2018. She was promoted to Unit Manager in 2019, and in 2020, she was promoted to Deputy Warden of Security at Smith SP, where she currently serves. 

Epperson is currently pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice through Columbus State University.  She  has completed the following departmental training: Basic Correctional Officer Training, Sergeants Academy,  Sergeants Academy, Supervision I, II and III, Effective Communication Training, Professional Management Program, and Chief of Security Training.


About the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC)

The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) has one of the largest prison systems in the U.S. and is responsible for supervising approximately 50,000 state prisoners. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 10,500 employees. For more information on the GDC, call 478-992-5247 or visit

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