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March 3, 2023

New Superintendent at Long Unit
Roderick Clanton Reassigned

FORSYTH, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Commissioner Tyrone Oliver announced the reassignment of Roderick Clanton to Superintendent at the Long Unit, effective March 16, 2023. As Superintendent, Clanton will be responsible for overseeing staff and supervising 212 male offenders.

"Roderick has demonstrated a remarkable work ethic during his 19-year tenure with the agency," said Commissioner Tyrone Oliver. "We are confident that he will continue to uphold the GDC mission in his new position at the Long Unit."

Clanton began his career with the GDC in 2004 as a Correctional Officer at Smith State Prison (SP). In 2007, he was promoted to Sergeant at the Long Pre-Release Center. Clanton was promoted in 2010 to Lieutenant at Smith SP and Assistant Superintendent at Long Unit in 2019. In 2022, he was promoted to Superintendent at Bacon Probation Detention Center/Transitional Center, where he currently serves.

 Clanton's departmental training includes Basic Correctional Officer Training, Basic Management Training, Sergeants Academy, Professional Management Program through Columbus State University, Advanced Management Training, Assistant Superintendent Academy, Wardens Pre-Command, Supervision I, II, and III, and Management I, II, and III.


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 nearly 47,000 state prisoners. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 9,000 employees. For more information on the GDC, call 478-992-5247 or visit


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