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Friday, August 3, 2012 - 11:15am

Prisons Get New Wardens

The Georgia Department of Corrections is moving more than a dozen prison officials.

The changes affect prisons across the state but are being called routine.

The Department has named eight new wardens, six new deputy wardens and two new superintendents in a total of 13 facilities.

Among the changes, the warden of Valdosta State Prison is moving to Telfair State Prison.

And the warden of Ware State Prison is moving to Wilcox State Prison.

Valdosta and Ware have been the site of unrest, fights and violence in recent years.

A Department spokeswoman says, wardens are transferred as a routine matter every two or three years in the summer or fall to give them new experiences and to prevent complacency.