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New Superintendent at Lee Arrendale Transitional Center

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January 26, 2021

New Superintendent at Lee Arrendale Transitional Center

Carmon Edwards Promoted

FORSYTH, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Commissioner Timothy C. Ward announced the promotion of Carmon Edwards to Superintendent at Lee Arrendale Transitional Center (TC) effective January 16, 2021. As Superintendent, Edwards will be responsible for overseeing approximately 17 staff members and 140 female residents.

“Edwards knowledge and experience will be an invaluable asset to the staff and residents at Lee Arrendale TC,” said Commissioner Timothy C. Ward. “We are proud of her hard work and dedication and are confident she will excel in her new position.”

Edwards began her career with the GDC in 1998 as a Clerk II at Lee Arrendale SP. During her time at Lee Arrendale SP, she served as a Correctional Officer, Secretary II, Operations Analysis Technician, and Financial Ops Generalist. In 2017, she was promoted to the Business Manager at Phillips State Prison, and in 2018 she was promoted to the Deputy Warden of Administration at Lee Arrendale SP, where she currently serves.

Edwards received a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Thomas University and an associate of applied science degree in Network Administration from North Georgia Technical College.  She has completed the following departmental training: Basic Correctional Officer Training, POST General Instructor Training, Basic Management Training (BMT), Professional Management Program, Primary Governmental Accounting Program, State Financial Management Certificate Program, Budget and Financial Management Program through the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, Supervision I, II and II, and  Deputy Warden of Administration Academy.


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