Wabash Valley Correctional Facility Staff Receive a Token of Appreciation

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Indiana Department of Correction

Wabash Valley Correctional Facility
6908 Old US Highway 41 South
Carlisle, IN 47838-0500


FOR RELEASE: Upon Receipt

Teresa Littlejohn
Public Information Officer
(812) 398-5050 ext. 4110

Date: May 19, 2020

WVCF Staff Receive Token of Appreciation

Carlisle, Ind. - Wabash Valley Correctional Facility (WVCF) staff are being provided pizza and candy bars this week as a token of appreciation.  Normally, a week in May would be set aside for the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) to celebrate Correctional Professionals' Appreciation Week.  However, due to the pandemic, the events for the week were altered.  Deputy Warden Warden Gilmore stated, "We did not want this week to come and go without providing our staff some sort of token of appreciation for all they do on a daily basis."

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OII Supervisor K. McDonald, Committee Member M. Thompson, Comittee Member T. Brown, & Committee Member C. Lett

Staff received two slices of pizza.  They were allowed to chose if they wanted two sausage pieces, two pepperoni pieces, or one of each.  A huge thank you to our Aramark partner for assisting with the procurement of the pizza from an outside vendor.

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Staff received a free candy bar provided by former WVCF Human Resource Generalist Brittany Kirton. She requested that her current employer donate enough candy bars for each staff member to receive one and her employer was gracious enough to grant her request.

Community Service Director Jackie Storm was one of our non-custody staff members that participated in the event held on Wednesday, May 13th. 

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Correctional Officer Jeffrey Goodman was one of our custody staff members that participated in the event on Wednesday, May 13th as well.

All Monday through Friday 5 & 2 staff were provided pizza and candy bars on Wednesday, May 13th.  The 12 hour custody staff will be provided theirs on Thursday, May 14th and Saturday, May 16th.  WVCF Administration is hoping to host another event in the near future to show their continued support and appreciation for the way the staff have performed their essential job functions even in the midst of the current pandemic. 


President Reagan declared National Correctional Officer and Employees’ Week in 1984.  Since that time, the first full week in May has been set aside each year to recognize the hard work, bravery and sacrifice by those in the correctional profession.  Traditionally the week starts on Sunday, May 3rd with the sharing of the Governor's Proclamation announcing Correctional Professionals' Week.  Those that have lost their lives in the line of duty, and those that have served in corrections with honor and distinction are recognized during the week. In addition, the week is filled with fun team-building events, including pitch-ins.


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