Commissioner: Tim Ward

Director of Public Affairs: Joan Heath

Allen Dills Promoted

FORSYTH, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Interim Commissioner Timothy C. Ward announced the promotion of Allen Dills to warden of Lee State Prison (SP) effective December 16, 2018. As Warden, Dills will be responsible for overseeing approximately 184 staff members and 762 special mission male offenders.

“Dills vast knowledge and years of experience have proven him to be an asset to this agency,” Ward said. “I know he will continue to achieve great things as warden at Lee SP.”

Dills began his career with the department in 2002 as an accountant paraprofessional at Lee Arrendale SP.  He was promoted to personnel manager at Lee Arrendale SP in 2009 and in 2012, was promoted to deputy warden of administration at Phillips SP.  Upon the opening of the North Regional Office in 2015, Dills was promoted to regional business manager for the North Region.  In 2018, Dills was promoted to superintendent at Lee Arrendale Transitional Center, where he currently serves.

Dills attended Gainesville State College and North Georgia University.  He has completed the following departmental training: Basic Correctional Officer Training, Basic Management Training, Advanced Management Training, the Professional Management Program, and Warden’s Pre-Command. In 2011, Dills was awarded the Customer Service Spirit Award.

About the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC)

The Georgia Department of Corrections (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. For more information on the GDC, call 478-992-5247 or visit