Antoine Caldwell Promoted

FORSYTH, Ga. – Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Commissioner Tyrone Oliver announced the promotion of Antoine Caldwell to North Regional Director, effective January 1, 2024, following the retirement of his predecessor, Shay Hatcher. As North Regional Director, Caldwell will oversee the management of 15 state prison facilities throughout the North Georgia region.

“Caldwell’s vast correctional knowledge and experience has proven invaluable to the agency during his more than 28-year tenure with the GDC,” said Commissioner Tyrone Oliver. “I am confident in his ability to lead the North region with integrity and continued dedication as he takes the next step in his leadership journey.”

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, and to his most recent assignment as Assistant North Regional Director in 2023.

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’s 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.



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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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