Micheal Thomas Promoted


FORSYTH, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Commissioner Tyrone Oliver announced the promotion of Micheal Thomas to Warden at Dodge State Prison (SP) effective March 1, 2024. As Warden, Thomas will be responsible for overseeing all staff members and approximately 1,235 medium-security male offenders.


“Thomas has been a dedicated team member who consistently leads by example,” said Commissioner Tyrone Oliver. “We are confident his vast correctional knowledge will be an asset to both the staff and offenders at Dodge SP as he continues in his commitment to ensuring the safe operation of the facility and offering offenders opportunities for rehabilitation.”


Thomas began his career with the Department in 2010 as a Counselor at Macon State Prison (SP).  In 2013, he was promoted to Chief Counselor at Central State Prison, and in 2015 he was promoted to Deputy Warden of Care and Treatment. In 2022, he was promoted to Superintendent of McEver Probation Detention Center, where he currently serves.


Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Campbellsville University. His departmental training consists of Basic Correctional Officer Training (BCOT), Basic Counselor Training, Basic Management Training (BMT), Deputy Warden’s Academy, Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), and Warden’s Pre-Command.


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