Antoine Caldwell Promoted

FORSYTH, Ga. – Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Commissioner Tyrone Oliver announced the promotion of Antoine Caldwell, Warden at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison (GDCP) to Assistant Regional Director for the North Region, effective July 1, 2023. Caldwell will assist with oversight of the daily operations of 14 state facilities in the North Region.

“Antoine has come up through the ranks, exemplifying leadership in each position he has held,” said Commissioner Oliver.  “We are confident in the knowledge and dedication he will bring to this new role as he takes on even greater responsibility.”

Caldwell began his career in 1995 as a Correctional Officer at Dooly SP. In 1997, he was selected as a member of the CERT Team. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2000 and served as the Assistant Shift Supervisor and later as the Outside Detail Supervisor. In 2001, he was promoted to Lieutenant and served in the positions of Outside Detail Supervisor, Lead Shift Supervisor, Disciplinary Hearing Officer, and Administrative Lieutenant. In 2004, he was promoted to Chief of Security and in 2005 he was promoted to Deputy Warden of Security at Dooly SP. In 2012, Caldwell was selected for a Developmental Assignment as the Deputy Director of the Audits and Compliance Unit.  In 2013, he was promoted to Warden at Wilcox SP and in 2017, he was reassigned as Warden at Johnson SP. In 2022, Caldwell was promoted to Warden at GDCP, where he currently serves.

Caldwell holds an Associate Degree from Columbus State University/Fort Valley State University. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Thomas University and a Master in Business Administration with a Minor in Public Administration from Thomas University.  He has completed the following departmental training: Basic Correctional Officer Training, CERT Basic, Basic Management Training, Corrections Fire Inspector 1, Professional Management Program, Corrections Leadership Institute, and Warden's 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 47,000 state prisoners. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 9,000 employees. For more information on the GDC, call 478-992-5247 or visit .


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