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New Deputy Warden of Security at Calhoun State Prison

Timothy C. Ward
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May 20, 2019

New Deputy Warden of Security at Calhoun State Prison

Roger Hodge Promoted

FORSYTH, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Commissioner Timothy C. Ward announced the promotion of Roger Hodge to deputy warden of security at Calhoun State Prison (SP) effective June 1, 2019. In this role, Hodge will be responsible for overseeing approximately 253 security staff members and over 1,677 medium-security male offenders.

“Hodge has served the department for more than 20 years and has shown great dedication and leadership skills in each position he’s held,” Ward said. “We look forward to his continued growth and are confident he will be successful in his new role.”

Hodge began his career with the GDC in 1997 as a correctional officer at Autry SP.  During his tenure at Autry SP, he has promoted through the ranks of sergeant, lieutenant, and chief of security.  In 2014, he was promoted to unit manager where he currently serves.  

Hodge has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Mid-American Christian University.  He has completed the following departmental training: Basic Correctional Officer Training, Basic Management Training and Advanced Management Training. 


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