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Calhoun State Prison to get new warden

FORSYTH —Phil Hall, who has served as a deputy warden at Wilcox State Prison, will take over as warden of Calhoun State Prison in Morgan on Tuesday, state corrections officials said.

“Phil has dedicated 28 years of faithful service to the Department,” Department of Corrections Commissioner Brian Owens said. “He will bring a wealth of knowledge that will greatly benefit the staff and inmates at Calhoun State Prison.”

As warden, Hall will be responsible for overseeing 254 staff members and 1,663 medium-security male inmates.

Hall joined the department in 1985 as a correctional officer at Dodge State Prison. In 1993, he was promoted to sergeant and transferred to Wilcox State Prison in 1995, where he served as lieutenant. In 2006, Hall was promoted to captain and the to unit manager in 2007. In 2012, he was promoted to deputy warden of security at Wilcox State Prison.

Hall has an associate’s degree in law enforcement and a bachelor of science in criminal justice from Thomas University. He has completed Basic Correctional Officer Training, Basic Management Training, Professional Management Program (PMP), Law Enforcement PMP, Advanced Management Training, Pre-Command and Corrections Leadership Institute.

The Corrections Department has one of the largest prison systems in the United States with responsiblity for supervising nearly 60,000 state prisoners and more than 160,000 probationers. It is Georgia’s largest law enforcement agency with approximately 12,000 employees.