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New Superintendent at Metro Transitional Center

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May 2, 2023

New Superintendent at Metro Transitional Center
Wendy Jackson Promoted

FORSYTH, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Commissioner Tyrone Oliver announced the promotion of Wendy Jackson to Superintendent at the Metro Transitional Center (TC), effective May 1, 2023. As Superintendent, Jackson will be responsible for overseeing staff and supervising 235 female residents.

"Jackson has been a dedicated leader since beginning her career with the agency," said Commissioner Tyrone Oliver. "We are confident she will continue to uphold the GDC mission and excel in her new position as Superintendent at Metro TC."

Jackson began her career with the GDC in 2008 as a Correctional Officer at Bleckley Probation Detention Center (PDC). In 2010, she transferred to Metro State Prison as a Correctional Officer II, and in 2012 she transferred to Metro TC. There, she was promoted to Chief of Security in 2016, and in 2018, she was promoted to Unit Manager at Lee Arrendale State Prison. Jackson was promoted to Assistant Superintendent at Lee Arrendale TC in 2019, and in 2021 she transferred to Metro TC as Assistant Superintendent, where she currently serves.

Jackson holds an Associate in Early Childhood Education from Perimeter College. Her departmental training consists of Professional Management Program through Columbus State University, Basic Correctional Officer Training, Effective Communications Training, Initial Correctional Counselor Training, Basic Management Training, Supervision I, II, and III, and Assistant Superintendent Training.


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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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