Gregory Sampson Reassigned

FORSYTH, Ga. –  Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Commissioner Tyrone Oliver announced the reassignment of Gregory Sampson to Warden at Dooly State Prison (SP), effective July 1, 2023. As Warden, Sampson will be responsible for overseeing staff members and approximately 1,706 male offenders.

"Sampson has worked his way up through the ranks and been an asset to the agency," said Commissioner Tyrone Oliver. "We are confident that his correctional knowledge will assist him as he continues to uphold the agency's mission in his new role at Dooly SP."

Sampson began his career with the department in 2006 as a Correctional Officer at Rutledge SP, and in 2013, he was promoted to Sergeant. In 2014, he transferred to Clayton Transitional Center (TC) as a Sergeant, and during his tenure there, he was promoted through the ranks of Chief of Security and Assistant Superintendent. In 2020, Sampson was promoted to Superintendent at Phillips TC, and in 2021 he transferred to Clayton TC as Superintendent. In 2021, he was promoted to Assistant Warden at Central State Prison (SP) and was then promoted to Warden at the same facility, where he currently serves.

Sampson holds an associate degree in Criminal Justice from Florida Metropolitan University and is pursuing a Bachelor's in Cybersecurity from American Military College. His departmental training consists of Basic Correctional Officer Training, Tactical Squad Training, Sergeants Academy, and Correctional Emergency Response Training.

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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