Department of Corrections’ staff and local dignitaries attended a Change of Responsibility Ceremony last week During the ceremony, Warden Dale Herndon received responsibility for Hays State Prison.

Warden Dale Herndon is a native of Forsyth, Georgia and began his career with the Georgia Department of Corrections in 1979 as a Correctional Officer at the Georgia Diagnostic & Classification Prison in Jackson. He worked his way up through the ranks of CO I to Captain at GDCP and was promoted to Unit Manager at Rogers State Prison. In 1989, he was appointed Deputy Warden of Security at Hays State Prison. Prior to his appointment as Warden at Hays State Prison, he served as Warden at Walker State Prison.