N.C. Department of Correction--Correction News--February 1997


Raleigh - Mae B. McLendon was recently named the Outstanding Contributor to Justice Volunteerism by the International Association of Justice Volunteerism. A 19-year veteran of DOC, McLendon is coordinator of the Office of Citizen Participation in the Division of Prisons. IAJV is a 25-year-old organization dedicated to the improvement of criminal justice systems through citizen participation. It encourages and promotes excellence in volunteerism worldwide.

Raleigh - Human Resources Director Ron Gillespie has been appointed to serve on the Advisory Board of the State Employees’ Credit Union. Gillespie’s appointment to the Salisbury Street branch will be for two years. The advisory board will assist with the credit union’s membership expansion and improvement of services.Human Resources Director Ron Gillespie

Raleigh - Asst. DAPP Director Sherry Pilkington has been named president-elect of the Parole and Probation Compact Administrator’s Association. Pilkington was the first female to become an assistant director for DAPP.

Betty Chapman

Raleigh - Betty Chapman from the office of Departmental Purchasing and Services won’t have to worry about buying a grill next spring. She was given one last month. Chapman’s name was drawn from a pool of contributors to the State Employees Combined Campaign. Chapman’s looking forward to the return of warm weather so she can put her new grill to the test.

Bunn - Employees at Franklin Correctional Center donated more than $800 to provide Christmas gifts for foster children in Franklin County. Two employees purchased the gifts and delivered them to the Department of Social Services. They were given to children during a Christmas party in December. Special thanks to Supt. Marvin Polk for his encouragement and support to all the employees who made this goal possible.

DOC employees at the annual conference of the N.C. Correctional Association in Asheville bow their heads during a candlelight vigil. the vigil was held in memory of DOC employees who died during 1996. Secretary Freeman mentioned the names of the deceased employees and said that they will be missed.Correction employees at NCAA memorial service.

Wilmington - The Wilmington Residential Facility for Women was selected the 1996 Recycler of the Year for the Reynolds Recycling Center at Ogden Plaza. The facility has earned nearly $150 by recycling cans. All of the inmates help to crush and bag the cans before they are delivered to the recycling center. Money from the recycling efforts is used to purchase flowers and shrubs to enhance the facility.

Secretary Freeman with state correction association president Donna Cannon

Correction Secretary Franklin Freeman congratulates Donna Cannon, a program supervisor at Marion Correctional Institution upon her selection as president of the N.C. Correctional Association. Cannon and other officers were installed during the November 1997 conference in Asheville.
Shelton and Elton Rogers, twin correctional officers working at Franklin Correctional Center, caught the eye of Correction Secretary Franklin Freeman who requested this photo.Franklin Freeman and Mack Jarvis with twins Elton and Shelton Rogers, correctional officers at Franklin C.C.

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