Alicia Epperson Promoted

FORSYTH, Ga. – Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Commissioner Tyrone Oliver announced the promotion of Alicia Epperson, Deputy Warden of Care and Treatment at Montgomery State Prison (SP) to Superintendent at Women’s Probation Detention Center (PDC), effective June 16, 2024. Epperson will be responsible for overseeing staff and supervising approximately 230 female detainees.

 "Alicia has demonstrated remarkable leadership skills during her tenure with the agency," said Commissioner Tyrone Oliver. "We are confident she will continue to uphold the GDC mission in her new position at Women’s PDC."

 Epperson began her career with the GDC in 2007 as a Correctional Officer at Georgia SP.  During her tenure at Georgia SP, she was promoted through the ranks of Correctional Officer II in 2008, Secretary in 2012, Sergeant in 2015, Lieutenant in 2016, and Major in 2018. She was promoted to Unit Manager in 2019, and in 2020, she was promoted to Deputy Warden of Security at Smith SP. In 2021, she transferred to Montgomery SP as Deputy Warden of Security/ Care and Treatment, where she currently serves. 

Epperson has completed the following departmental training: Basic Correctional Officer Training, Sergeants Academy, Supervision I, II and III, Effective Communication Training, Professional Management Program through Columbus State University, Chief of Security Training, Deputy Warden of Security Training, 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 50,000 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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