Requests to name
or rename a state prison/center, or any portion thereof, in honor of an
individual, will be considered on a case by case basis. Requests for this honor
shall meet the criteria for the type of facility as outlined:
For State Prisons:
(1) He/She shall have made a significant
contribution to the public good, or provided outstanding public service in the
field of corrections or criminal justice within the State of Georgia.
(2) He/She shall be deceased.
For Centers or portions of a
The criteria is the
same as outlined for a state prison except the individual may be living.
NOTE: If a center, or portion of a state prison or center, is
named for a living person, the Board may reconsider the naming request should
circumstances involving the person adversely impact the Georgia Department of
2. Requests, including justification, shall
be submitted in writing to the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections.
The Commissioner, or designee, will review all requests and report to the
Facilities Committee of the Board his/her recommendation.
3. The Facilities Committee of the Board will
review the request and make a recommendation as to adoption at the Board's next
scheduled meeting. The Board will take the matter under advisement for a period
of 30 days to provide each member adequate time to review the proposal. The
Board, at its discretion, may consider the positive impact of the request in
regards to the person, township, municipality, county, or region of the State
of Georgia and may consider the historical significance of the current name in
the course of deliberation.
Approval to name shall be by a simple majority vote of the Board and authorized
by a signed resolution.
to rename shall be by a 3/4 majority vote of the Board and authorized by a
Board of Corrections adopts a resolution to name or rename a state
prison/center, the Commissioner will notify the Division Director of Facilities
Division and the Director of Public Information.
a. The Division Director of Facilities
Division will insure the appropriate signage is posted designating the state
prison/center's new name.
Director of Public Information will issue a press release announcing the new
name. A ceremony honoring the new name may be held at the state prison/center.
The Office of Public Information will notify the family of the person for whom
the state prison/center is being named, the Board of Corrections, the
Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Corrections, departmental staff, and
all other affected individuals involved of the specifics of the
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 125-2-2-.04
Ga. Constitution 1983,
Art. XI, Sec. I, Par. (b); O.C.G.A. Secs.
Original Rule entitled
"Name Designation of State Prison/Center or Part Thereof" adopted. F.
Aug. 4, 2000; eff.
Aug. 24, 2000.