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Date: April 30, 2003 Phone: (919) 716-3727

Scottie Barnes named prison Volunteer of the Year

Scottie BarnesRALEIGH – Scottie Barnes was recognized today by Correction Secretary Theodis Beck and the North Carolina Division of Prisons as prison volunteer of the year.

Barnes, a Taylorsville resident, has been a volunteer at Caldwell Correctional Center in Hudson since 2001. Before her work at Caldwell, Barnes spent many years as a volunteer and Community Resource Council member at Alexander Correctional Center.

At Caldwell Correctional Center, Barnes has started a successful program called ‘Re-Entry’, 17 weeks of classes that prepare inmates for their release. After release, her program assists ex-inmates with jobs, housing, clothing and other needs.

Barnes is also a volunteer leader for religious programs and counsels inmates. As founder of Forgiven Ministries, Barnes and her husband minister to inmates in many prisons in North Carolina and other states.

Barnes was one of 19 volunteers nominated for this year’s award. Others nominees include:

Lynda Clifton Morrison Correctional Institution Hoffman
Toni Cullum  Craven Correctional Institution Vanceboro
Tauheed Diaab  Pender Correctional Institution  Burgaw
Earlie Glenn Collins Jr. Umstead Correctional Center  Butner
Stepahnie Lynne Gerami Foothills Correctional Institution Morganton
Rayborn C. Hall Southern Correctional Institution Troy|
Ruby Hall Southern Correctional Institution Troy|
Velma Jean Hall Harnett Correctional Institution  Lillington
Revonda Keller Fountain Correctional Ctr. for Women Rocky Mount
Rev. Shirley McFarlin Caledonia Correctional Institution Tillery
Rev. James McFarlin Caledonia Correctional Institution Tillery
Jerry McQueen Hoke Correctional Institution  McCain
Christ Cathedral Covenant Ministry McCain Correctional Hospital  McCain
Robert Overla Piedmont Correctional Institution Salisbury
Bessie Lee Sims Charlotte Correctional Center Charlotte
Dr. Michael Bradley Steen Lincoln Correctional Center Lincolnton
Dr. Michael Ray Taylor Albemarle Correctional Institution Badin
Rev. Willie J. Williams Duplin Correctional Center   Kenansville

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