New Deputy Director of Security at Central State Prison

New Deputy Director of Security at Central State Prison

Charles Mims promoted

FORSYTH, Ga. – Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Commissioner Timothy C. Ward announced the promotion of Charles Mims to Deputy Director of Security at Central State Prison (SP) effective September 1 2021. As Deputy Director of Security, Mims will be responsible for supervising security personnel and over 941 close security male offenders.

“Mims is a dedicated leader who has risen through the ranks,” Ward said. “I am confident that his knowledge and experience will serve Central SP offenders and staff well.”

Mims began his career with the GDC in 2007 as a Correctional Officer at Pulaski SP. In 2011, he joined the Cobra Squad at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison (GDCP). In 2012, Mims was promoted to Sergeant at Pulaski SP, where he was the Correctional Emergency Response Team (CERT) Sergeant. In 2015, he was promoted to lieutenant at Telfair SP, where he was the deputy commander of the tactical squad. Mims was promoted to captain at Dodge SP in 2017, then in 2018 was promoted to director of the medical unit. In 2019, he was promoted to deputy director of security at Valdosta State Prison, where he currently serves.

Mims completed the following departmental training: Basic Corrections Officer Training, Basic Management Training, Sergeant Academy, Supervision I, II and III, Management I, II and III, Chief of Security Training and Professional Management Program by Columbus State University.

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