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New Warden Named at Johnson State Prison

Gregory C. Dozier
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June 30, 2017

New Warden Named at Johnson State Prison

Antoine Caldwell Reassigned

FORSYTH, Ga. – Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Commissioner Gregory C. Dozier announced the reassignment of Antoine Caldwell to Warden at Johnson State Prison, effective July 1, 2017. As Warden, Caldwell will be responsible for overseeing 251 staff members and 1,612 of medium security male offenders.

“Antoine possess a great deal of knowledge in the field of Corrections,” said Commissioner Dozier. “The staff and offenders of Johnson State Prison will benefit greatly under his leadership.”

Caldwell joined the Department in 1995 as a Correctional Officer at Dooly State Prison. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2000 and to Lieutenant in 2001. Three years later, in 2004, he was promoted to Chief of Security and served in that capacity until 2005, when he was promoted to Deputy Warden of Security. In 2012, Caldwell was selected to serve as the Deputy Director of Audits and Compliance Unit in Central Office. The following year, 2013, he was promoted to Warden of Wilcox State Prison, where he most recently served.

Caldwell received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Master of Business Administration/Public Administration from Thomas University. He has attended Basic Correctional Officer Training, Basic Management Training, Professional Management Program, Corrections Leadership Institute and Warden's Pre-Command.

The GDC has one of the largest prison systems in the U.S. and is responsible for supervising nearly 52,000 state prisoners. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 10,500 employees.

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