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New Warden at Dooly State Prison

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February 23, 2023

New Warden at Dooly State Prison
Timothy Sales Promoted

FORSYTH, Ga. –  Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Commissioner Tyrone Oliver announced the promotion of Timothy Sales to Warden at Dooly State Prison (SP), effective March 1, 2023. As Warden, Sales will be responsible for overseeing staff members and approximately 1,683 male offenders.

"Sales has worked his way up through the ranks, gaining valuable experience along the way," said Commissioner Tyrone Oliver. "We are confident that his correctional knowledge and commitment to the mission will prove beneficial as he takes on his new role at will Dooly SP."

Sales began his career with the Department in 1998 as a Correctional Officer at Macon SP. In 2003, he was promoted to Sergeant at Dooly SP and in 2006 to Lieutenant at Rutledge SP. Sales returned to Macon SP in 2013 to serve as Chief of Security. In 2015, he was promoted to Unit Manager at Macon SP, and in 2017 he was promoted to Deputy Warden of Security at Autry SP.   In 2018, he was reassigned to Deputy Warden at Macon SP and in 2022, he was promoted to Special Assistant to the Warden at Dooly SP, where he currently serves.

Sales earned an Associate in Law Enforcement and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Thomas University. His departmental training consists of Basic Correctional Officer Training, Basic Management Training, Advanced Management Training, the Professional Management Program through Columbus State University, Sergeant's Academy, Deputy Warden of Security Academy, Warden's Pre-Command, and National Institute of Corrections Auditor Training.


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