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New Warden at Whitworth Women’s Facility

Gregory C. Dozier
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Friday, June 23, 2017

New Warden at Whitworth Women’s Facility    
Jodi S. Ford promoted    


FORSYTH, Ga. – Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Gregory C. Dozier announced the promotion of Jodi S. Ford to Warden of Whitworth Women’s Facility, effective July 1, 2017. As Warden, Ford will be responsible for overseeing 106 staff members and 432 special mission female offenders.

“Jodi has truly gone above and beyond during her 14 years with the Department,” said Commissioner Dozier. “I know she will continue her outstanding service with us as Warden for Whitworth Women’s Facility.”

In 2003, Ford began her Corrections career as a Probation Officer in the Cobb Judicial Circuit. She was promoted in 2010, to Chief Probationer Officer of the Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit in 2010. Ford was selected for a developmental assignment in Facilities Operations in 2012 and was reassigned to the position of Deputy Warden of Care and Treatment at Lee Arrendale State Prison in 2014. In 2016, she was promoted to Superintendent at Phillips Transitional Center, where she currently serves.

Ford has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Kennesaw State University and a Master’s degree in Leadership from Shorter College. She has completed the following departmental training: Basic Probation Officer Training (BPOT), Basic Management Training (BMT), Advanced Management Training (AMT), Corrections Leadership Institute (CLI), Warden and Chief’s Pre-Command, and is a POST Senior Instructor.

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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