"P.R.O.P.S."Award Winners

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Indiana Department of Correction

Indiana Department of Correction
Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility
9310 S State Road 67
Pendleton, IN 46064


FOR RELEASE: Upon Receipt

Chawn Davis
Public Information Officer
Office: 765-778-3778 ext. 2102

Date: July 1, 2020

Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility Announces, "P.R.O.P.S." Award Winners

Pendleton, Ind. - Warden Mike Minthorn of Pendleton Juvenile Correction Facility, in collaboration with Staff Development and Training are pleased to recognize the following staff as "P.R.O.P.S" (Peers Recognizing Others Providing Support) Award Winners. The P.R.O.P.S. Award is a way to give a “Shout Out” to a co-worker who has encouraged teamwork and just made things a bit better for staff. 

First to be recognized is Clerical Assistant Kenneth Eads.

Erika Hobson stated, “Eads is always willing to help anyone in need. He does this to the detriment of his own health. He does not get enough praise for all the hard work that he does. He is always the go-to person when you need help. As a secretary, you do not always receive the recognition that is deserved for all the work that is done behind the scenes to help the facility and his supervisor succeed. Please select him for this award because he truly deserves to be recognized.”

K. Eads

Kenneth Eads – Clerical Assistant w/ Warden Mike Minthorn

C. Stilwell

Next is school Principle Christopher Stilwell.

Elizabeth Ulrey stated, “Principle Stilwell is always going above and beyond his job duties. He makes extra effort to check on his staff often and see to their needs. He has cleaned most, if not all, of the classrooms during lunch time by himself, during the coronavirus. He is a leader that leads by example and doesn't just talk the talk. He also cares about our students and helping them in any way he can. I like having a Supervisor that I can respect and want to emulate. He is also flexible and understanding.”

Leanna Smith stated, “He is a positive leader and backs up his staff. He can be a little scary at times, since he follows rules to the letter, but is fair.”

Adedoyin Adesagba – Youth Development Specialist (YDS)

YDS Drew Austin stated’ “Adedoyin Adesagba goes above and beyond what is expected, never complains about his post assignment and is willing to come in on off days to help with staff shortage. He also volunteers to work 16 hour shifts to help with facility needs.”

A. Adesagba

Hardwick and McGrady

David Hardwick – Training Coordinator (right)

Staff at Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility stated, "I have work with Mr. Hardwick on and off for the last 4 years and I have seen so much selfless devotion to the training department from him. He loves teaching the new employees and make training so much fun but always will get the seriousness of our job as correctional officers across. Mr. Hardwick has been in the Department for over 30 years and still shows so much passion for teaching new staff."

Brian McGrady – Training Officer (left)

"Brian was recently was promoted to the Training Officer position from a YDS. Mr. McGrady continues to provide his assistance with the Custody side in working an average of 16 to 20 hours overtime a week for Custody, even on his weekends off he will work overtime," stated his co-workers.

J. Turner

John Turner (center) – Recreational Leader with Pendleton Juvenile Recreation Staff

Charles Fowler stated, “Mr. Turner has taken it upon himself to try and lift up staff morale during this turbulent time. He is currently having the students color a paper mask and also have them write something positive about a staff member of their choice. It lets the staff see that the students really are influenced in a positive manner by our professional staff.”


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