Commissioner : Brian Owens

Director of Public Affairs : Joan Heath

John Inman Promoted

Forsyth Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Brian Owens announced the promotion of John Inman to Deputy Warden of Security at Dodge State Prison effective Oct. 16, 2013. As the Deputy Warden, Inman will be responsible for supervising and managing 238 security staff and the overall management and operation of the prison at Dodge State Prison.

"John is a valuable asset to the Department and is committed to helping us carry out our mission," said Commissioner Brian Owens. "We look forward to the leadership and experience he will bring to Dodge State Prison," added Owens.

Inman joined the Department in 1987 as a Correctional Officer at Dodge State Prison. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1992 and was promoted to Lieutenant in 1993 at Milan Women's Center. He was promoted to Chief of Security at Pulaski State Prison in 1997. In 2010, he was promoted to Unit Manager at Pulaski State Prison, where he most recently served. In addition to his years of experience in corrections, Inman retired as a first sergeant from the Army National Guard after serving 25 years. He received the Bronze Star for valor and courage under enemy fire while serving in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Inman is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice at Thomas University. He has completed Basic Correctional Officer Training, Basic Management Training, Professional Management Program and Advanced Management Training.

The GDC has one of the largest prison systems in the U.S. and is responsible for supervising nearly 60,000 state prisoners and more than 160,000 probationers. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 12,000 employees.

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