Commissioner: Timothy C. Ward

Director of Public Affairs: Joan Heath

Meosha McMillan Promoted

FORSYTH, Ga. – Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Commissioner Timothy C. Ward announced the promotion of Meosha McMillan to Warden at Pulaski State Prison, effective October 1, 2020. As Warden, McMillan will be responsible for overseeing 160 staff members and 1,223 medium-security female offenders.

“McMillan has risen through the ranks since joining the department 17 years ago,” said Commissioner Ward. “We are confident that her leadership experience and knowledge will be asset to carrying out the mission at Pulaski State Prison.”
McMillan began her career with the Department in 2003 as a Probation Officer I/II in the Atlanta Judicial Circuit. In 2006, she was promoted to Inmate Classification Examiner in the Offender Administration Unit. She was then promoted to Diagnostic Unit Manager, in 2008, at Metro State Prison. In 2010, McMillan was promoted to Deputy Warden of Care and Treatment at the same facility. In 2011, following the closure of Metro State Prison, she was assigned to serve as Assistant Superintendent at Clayton Transitional Center, and in 2013, she was promoted to Superintendent of Macon Transitional Center. In 2014, McMillan was promoted to Private Prison Monitor at Jenkins Correctional Facility and was then transferred in 2015 to the Riverbend Correctional Facility, to serve the same capacity.  In 2016, McMillian was promoted to Warden at Emanuel Women’s Facility, where she currently serves.

McMillan holds a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University, a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Shorter College, and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. McMillan has completed the following departmental training courses: GDC Leadership, Executive Basic Correctional Officer Training, Basic Probation Officer Training; POST IT, Basic Management Training (BMT), Corrections Leadership Institute (CLI), Sex Offender Training, Basic Accounting, and Wardens and Chiefs Pre-Command.

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 approximately 50,000 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


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