George Ivey Appointed

FORSYTH, Ga. –  Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Commissioner Tyrone Oliver announced the appointment of George Ivey to Interim Warden at Hancock State Prison (SP), effective July 1, 2023. As Interim Warden, Ivey will be responsible for overseeing staff members and approximately 1,170 male offenders.

"Ivey has displayed a remarkable work ethic during his twenty-five years of service to the department," said Commissioner Tyrone Oliver. "We are confident that he will continue to uphold the values and mission of the agency in his new role at Hancock SP."

Ivey began his career with the Department in 1994 as a Correctional Officer at Macon SP. During his tenure at Macon SP, he was promoted to Sergeant, Lieutenant, Chief of Security and Unit Manager. In 2010, he was promoted to Deputy Warden of Security at Hancock SP, where he currently serves.

Ivey's departmental training consists of Basic Correctional Officer Training, Basic Management Training, Advanced Management Training, the Professional Management Program through Columbus State University, Basic TACT Squad/TACT Squad Commanders Training, Corrections Leadership Institute and Pre-Command. He retired from the United States Army with fifteen years of faithful service.

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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