2021 Georgia Code
Title 42 - Penal Institutions
Chapter 5 - Correctional Institutions of State and Counties
Article 2 - Wardens, Superintendents, and Other Personnel
§ 42-5-31. Oath of Office of Wardens and Superintendents, Their Deputies, and Other Correctional Officers

Universal Citation: GA Code § 42-5-31 (2021)

Before entering upon the duties of their office, wardens and superintendents, their deputies, and other correctional officers or employees shall take and subscribe, before some officer authorized to administer oaths, the following oath:

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitutions of the United States of America and the State of Georgia and that I will faithfully perform and discharge the duties of my office conscientiously and without malice or partiality, to the best of my ability. So help me God."

(Penal Code 1910, § 1197; Code 1933, § 77-311; Ga. L. 1968, p. 1155, § 1; Ga. L. 1984, p. 639, § 2.)



- 67 C.J.S., Oaths and Affirmations, §§ 4, 6, 7.


- Liability of prison authorities for injury to prisoner directly caused by assault by other prisoner, 41 A.L.R.3d 1021.

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