Karen Flowers Reassigned


FORSYTH, Ga. – Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Commissioner Tyrone Oliver announced the reassignment of Karen Flowers, Warden at Lee State Prison (SP) to Warden at Pulaski SP, effective September 1, 2023.  As Warden, Flowers will be responsible for overseeing staff members and approximately 1,223 medium and close security female offenders at the facility.

"Flowers has been a dedicated and dependable employee while working her way up through the ranks," said Commissioner Tyrone Oliver. "We are confident in her leadership skills and correctional knowledge as she takes on this new role at Pulaski SP.


Flowers began her career with the Department in 1993 as a Correctional Officer at Autry SP, and in 1994, she transferred to Calhoun SP. During her tenure at Calhoun SP, she was promoted through the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Chief of Security. In 2006, she was reassigned to Lee SP as Chief of Security, and in 2019, she was promoted to Unit Manager. Flowers was promoted to Deputy Warden of Security at Lee SP in 2020, and was promoted to Warden in 2022, where she currently serves.


Flowers attended Broward Community College where she studied Mental Health. She has completed the following departmental training: Basic Correctional Officer Training, Basic Management Training, Advanced Management Training, Professional Management Program through Columbus State University, Correctional Leadership Institute, Executive Leadership Training, National Institute of Corrections, Deputy Warden's Academy, and Warden's Pre-Command Academy.



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 https://gdc.georgia.gov .


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