CCA Promotes Peterson to Warden at North Georgia Detention Center

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Trusted assistant warden to take over at GA facility after 17 years with Corrections Company

Warden Charlie Peterson

We have a great team here at North Georgia Detention," said Peterson. "I look forward to a very positive and successful future here as warden.

CCA, America's leader in partnership corrections, has appointed Charlie J. Peterson to warden at North Georgia Detention Center. Peterson formerly served as assistant warden at the Georgia facility since its activation in 2009. Assuming the position of warden, Peterson will oversee the operation of the 500 bed facility and lead a staff of more than 160 employees.

"We have a great team here at North Georgia Detention," said Peterson. "I look forward to a very positive and successful future here as warden."

Seventeen years ago Peterson began his career with CCA as a correctional officer at the Metro-Davidson County Detention Facility in Nashville, TN. Over the years, Peterson has led in various managerial roles throughout the company, including the role of assistant warden at the Torrance County Detention Facility in New Mexico, and serving as a member and divisional coordinator of the Special Operation Response Team (SORT).

Asked what his approach has been throughout his tenure at CCA, Peterson acknowledged it can be challenging, but said he approaches each day as a new opportunity to do better.

"My outlook throughout my career has been to treat everyone, regardless of who they are or position they hold, with respect and dignity," said Peterson. "My management model has been to emphasize teamwork, respect, accountability and professionalism."

Outside of his new role as warden, Peterson enjoys playing basketball, getting out on the golf course and watching University of Alabama football. Peterson, along with his wife Gladys and two daughters, reside in Gainesville.

About North Georgia Detention Center
CCA's North Georgia Detention Center is located in Gainesville, GA. The facility has been managed by CCA since 2009 and has earned accreditation by the American Correction Association, which represents the national gold standard for professional correctional management.

About CCA
CCA is the nation’s largest provider of partnership corrections to federal, state and local government, operating more than 60 facilities, including more than 40 company-owned facilities, with more than 90,000 beds, in 20 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to providing the residential services for inmates, CCA facilities offer rehabilitation and educational programs, including education, vocation, religious services, life skills and employment training and substance abuse treatment. For more information, visit: http://www.cca.com and http://www.ccacommunities.com.

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