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Bunker Hill, IN (December 20, 2017) – There are inherited risks for any individual working in an environment such as a prison setting. Correctional staff working in this field are trained to be vigilant in ensuring that safety and security is paramount for staff, offenders, as well as the public. Correctional staff uphold this duty regardless of the potential danger they may encounter on a daily basis.

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Bunker Hill, IN (December 7, 2017) – Executive Director of Emergency Response Operations, Richard Curry is pleased to announce the selection of Correctional Lieutenant Rita Beemer as a member of the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Team.

Lt. Beemer will serve as an active member of the Northern Region team. CISM is one (1) of six (6) Emergency Response Teams within the Department of Correction. CISM is a comprehensive, organized approach for reduction and control of harmful stress. CISM also provides assistance to employees who, in the course of their work, may become involved or may have knowledge of a critical incident which transpired at their facility.

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Bunker Hill, IN (December 4, 2017) – Executive Director and Interim Warden William K. Wilson is pleased to announce the promotion of Adam Duncan to Correctional Lieutenant.

Adam started his career at Miami Correctional Facility as a Correctional Officer in 2002. He was promoted to Correctional Sergeant in September 2004 and then to Correctional Lieutenant in September 2007. Adam transferred to the Parole Division in 2009 where he supervised a standard caseload as well as a specialized caseload including sex offenders. In July 2015, he accepted a position as a Deputy for White County, Indiana. Adam returned to Miami Correctional Facility in December 2016 as a Correctional Officer, promoted to Correctional Sergeant in February 2017 and then to Correctional Caseworker in June 2017.

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Bunker Hill, IN (November 22, 2017) –Miami Correctional Facility (MCF) held a U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) Apprenticeship Graduation for 190 apprenticeship recipients on November 16, 2017. The USDOL apprenticeship programs will assist offenders to learn technical and knowledge-based skills, develop long-term career plans and contingencies, obtain and retain employment, and increase employability skills and abilities. A total of 125 offenders completed the Prison Enterprise Network (PEN) Apprenticeship Program, 63 offenders completed the Facility Apprenticeship Program and 2 offenders completed the Aramark Apprenticeship Program.

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Bunker Hill, IN (November 17, 2017) – Miami Correctional Facility (MCF) recently held a Purposeful Living Units Serve (P.L.U.S) graduation ceremony for nearly sixty (60) offenders. MCF opened a P.L.U.S. program in January 2006. The unit provides an opportunity for offenders to explore and choose alternatives to criminal thinking and behavior through an emphasis on spiritual, moral, and character development, life-skills training, and intentional preparation for living as law-abiding citizens who contribute to the well-being of their community. As part of their program, the offenders are required to complete 320 hours of community service.

Deputy Warden Sharon Hawk, Chaplain William Croto, Unit Team Manager Katie Miller, and Reverend Steve Branstutter were among the keynote speakers providing words of encouragement to the P.L.U.S. graduates.

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Bunker Hill, IN (October 3, 2017) – Anyone that has worked in the Department of Correction knows there is no such thing as an ordinary day. Staff working in this field are trained to be vigilant in ensuring that safety and security is paramount for staff, offenders, as well as the public.

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Bunker Hill, IN (September 29, 2017) – Interim Warden and Executive Director of Northern Operations William K. Wilson is pleased to announce the North Central Training Region including Miami Correctional Facility (MCF), Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility (COL), and Logansport Juvenile Correctional Facility (LJF) were co-recipients of the 2017 Statewide Trainers Conference “Training Team of the Year” award. Putnamville Correctional Facility also received this prestigious award.

MCF Offenders from P.L.U.S. Unit that built Float.  (Photo Provided)

Bunker Hill, IN (September 14, 2017) – Offenders residing in the P.L.U.S. (Purposeful Living Units Serve) housing unit at Miami Correctional Facility (MCF) have been hard at work with the construction of their very own parade float which was featured in a recent Logansport parade. Offenders residing in this particular unit participate in community impact, commonly known as community service. These are activities that do not directly benefit the individual and have a positive impact on the housing unit, facility, and/or outside community. A total of six (6) P.L.U.S. program participants took on the task of working from a blueprint to the creation of a parade float.