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New Warden at Wilcox State Prison

Gregory C. Dozier
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June 20, 2018

New Warden at Wilcox State Prison

Artis Singleton Reassigned

FORSYTH, Ga. – Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Commissioner Gregory C. Dozier announced the reassignment of Artis Singleton to Warden at Wilcox State Prison (SP), effective July 1st. As Warden, Singleton will be responsible for overseeing 269 staff and 1,827 medium security offenders.

“Singleton has shown great leadership skills in each position he has held with the department,” said Commissioner Gregory C. Dozier. “We look forward to his continued leadership and guidance at Wilcox State Prison.”

Singleton began his career with the GDC in 1993 as a Correctional Officer at Valdosta State Prison. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1999 and Counselor in 2000 at Valdosta State Prison. In 2007, he transferred to Ware State Prison, where he served as Chief Counselor. In 2009, he became the Chief Counselor at Valdosta State Prison. In 2012, he was promoted to Deputy Warden of Care and Treatment at Autry State Prison, and in 2013, he was promoted to Warden at Lee Evidence Based Prison. Later, he was reassigned to Private Prison Monitor at Coffee Correctional Facility, where he has served since 2017.

Singleton holds a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Valdosta State University and a Computerized Accounting Certificate from Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (Valdosta Technical College). He is currently enrolled in Command College through Columbus State University to obtain his master’s degree in Public Administration.  Singleton has completed the following departmental training: Basic Correctional Officer Training (BCOT), Basic Management Training (BMT), Corrections Leadership Institute (CLI), POST Instructor Training (POST IT), and Wardens Pre-Command.


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