Roderick Clanton Reassigned

FORSYTH, Ga. – Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Commissioner Tyrone Oliver announced the reassignment of Roderick Clanton, Warden at Montgomery State Prison (SP) to Warden at the Long Unit, effective June 16, 2024. As Warden, Clanton will be responsible for overseeing all staff members and approximately 212 male offenders.

 “Roderick has displayed exceptional leadership skills in each position he has held with the agency,” said Commissioner Tyrone Oliver. “We are confident that his experience and professionalism will serve him well while he continues to uphold the GDC mission as Warden at the Long Unit.”

Clanton began his career with the GDC in 2004 as a Correctional Officer at Smith SP. In 2007, he was promoted to Sergeant at the Long Pre-Release Center. Clanton was promoted in 2010 to Lieutenant at Smith SP and Assistant Superintendent at Long Unit in 2019. In 2022, he was promoted to Superintendent at Bacon Probation Detention Center/Transitional Center, and in 2023 he was reassigned to Superintendent at the Long Unit. In 2023, he was promoted to Warden at Montgomery SP, where he currently serves.

Clanton's departmental training includes Basic Correctional Officer Training, Basic Management Training, Sergeants Academy, Professional Management Program through Columbus State University, Advanced Management Training, Assistant Superintendent Academy, Wardens Pre-Command, Supervision I, II, and III, and Management I, II, and III.


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