Commissioner Brian Owens announced the appointment of Rick Jacobs as Warden of Hays State Prison effective January 1, 2010.  Owens made the announcement earlier this month. The facility houses approximately 1,675 close security inmates. 

In 1992, Jacobs joined the Georgia Department of Corrections as a probation officer. Since then, he has held positions to include Assistant Superintendent, Superintendent, Warden, and Director of Special Operations.

Warden Jacobs’ most recent assignment was Macon State Prison. Rick Jacobs is a native of Rome, Georgia. He has an Associate’s Degree from Floyd Jr. College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Columbus State University.  He is a graduate of the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College and serves as an adjunct professor in Criminal Justice and Management at Columbus State University. 

Jacobs officially takes over at Hays this Friday, January 1, 2010.