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Date: April 26, 2010 Phone: 919 -716-3700

Division honors state's top prison volunteer

RALEIGH - The North Carolina Division of Prisons has honored the late Gary Sprinkle of Winston-Salem as its top volunteer in the state for his 13 years of service to inmates at Forsyth Correctional Center.

The honor was presented Thursday (April 22) during a ceremony in Raleigh, where the division cited Sprinkle and 19 other volunteers from across the state for their contributions.

Sprinkle, who died in February, led a Bible study for inmates at Forsyth Correctional Center and coordinated their graduation ceremonies. He also coordinated the inmates’ choir.

A sponsor of the prison’s Community Volunteer program, Sprinkle also served the staff. He chaired the Community Resource Council and ensured the provision of the equipment needed for employee appreciation picnics and for the inaugural ceremony of the New Leash on Life dog training program.

Sprinkle continued his volunteer service through an illness until just before his death.

Because his family was not able to attend the banquet, the award was accepted on their behalf by David Boswell, assistant superintendent of programs at Forsyth Correctional Center.


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