- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice officials say the director of Augusta’s detention center is leaving after a year on the job.

Department spokesman Jim Shuler told the Augusta Chronicle (https://bit.ly/1m7Ct8A ) that Cedric Taylor has accepted a new position as a Georgia Department of Corrections warden. Taylor is planning to leave his position on Jan. 31.

Last year, Taylor became the fifth director to take the helm of the facility within two years.

Five inmates escaped in October 2012 and a fight the next month went unreported to state officials for weeks, which prompted numerous resignations and terminations.

Shuler says department Commissioner Avery Niles is planning to rotate department leaders into temporary management positions at the facility until Taylor’s replacement is appointed.

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Information from: The Augusta Chronicle , https://www.augustachronicle.com

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