This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Department Of Corrections Honors Volunteers For State Prison Work

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Corrections recognized the contributions of 29 volunteers during the agency's annual banquet on Saturday, Nov. 3, celebrating those who give their time and talents to help meet prison inmates' educational, health and spiritual needs.

"Our volunteers truly epitomize the notion of 'proactive compassion,' donating thousands of hours of their own time specifically to impact the lives of our inmates," Corrections Secretary John Wetzel said. "As an organization, we laud them for their efforts and the positive impact they have on our facilities."

Wetzel served as keynote speaker at this year's banquet, held at the department's Elizabethtown Training Academy. He spoke about the important services that volunteers provide to inmates and how they offer inmates guidance and hope.

The 29 volunteers honored at this year's banquet were:

  • Joseph Quinn , who shares a message of recovery with inmates at SCI Albion, Erie County.
  • Ruben & Wanda Claudio , who lead Hispanic Protestant worship services for inmates at SCI Cambridge Springs, Crawford County.
  • Donald Thomas Nelson , who leads Jehovah's Witnesses Bible studies at SCI Chester, Delaware County.
  • Jonathan Fedako , who leads Jehovah's Witnesses services at SCI Coal Township, Northumberland County.
  • Tom Haberkorn, who leads and facilitates the Vietnam Veterans of America and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) groups for inmates at SCI Cresson, Cambria County.
  • Florence Hozempa , who serves through the Prison Christian Growth Group at SCI Dallas, Luzerne County.
  • Dale Williamson, who leads Jehovah's Witnesses Bible studies at SCI Fayette, Fayette County.
  • Frank Dellenger , who leads Walking Your Faith programs, and contributes to weekly Protestant worship services at SCI Frackville, Schuylkill County.
  • Tina Liebman , who leads and coordinates the Walking Your Faith program at SCI Forest, Forest County.
  • Anne Marie DiCesare , who leads and facilitates a Secular Franciscan study program at SCI Graterford, Montgomery County.
  • Thomas G. Cumpston, who leads Jehovah's Witnesses Services at SCI Greene, Greene County.
  • Sue B. Wiseman , who serves through Yokefellowship Prison Ministry, and leads Bible studies at SCI Greensburg, Westmoreland County.
  • Angela Witherow , who leads and facilitates Al-Anon meetings for inmates at SCI Houtzdale, Clearfield County.
  • George Vahoviak , who leads a 12-step Christian recovery program at SCI Huntingdon, Huntingdon County.
  • Yasin Kucak , who leads weekly Islamic Introduction Classes at SCI Mahanoy, Schuylkill County.
  • Lois Kilbert , who leads weekly Catholic Bible Study and Rosary group for inmates at SCI Mercer, Mercer County.
  • Coralynn V. Davis , who leads and teaches "Women and the Penal System" at SCI Muncy, Lycoming County.
  • Lynne Jones , who coordinates and directs the Catholic choir at SCI Pine Grove, Indiana County.
  • Al Sievers , who leads Jehovah's Witnesses Bible studies at the Quehanna Boot Camp, Clearfield County.
  • Michael P. Garrigan , who leads weekly Bible studies through the Gideons, International for inmates at SCI Retreat, Luzerne County.
  • Dwight Freed, who leads and facilitates Walking Your Faith programs at SCI Rockview, Centre County.
  • Christopher Maurer , who serves through the Prison Christian Growth Group at SCI Somerset, Somerset County.
  • Pat Santoro , who leads the "With Hope and Encouragement Assurance Together Strong" program for inmates at SCI Waymart, Wayne County.
  • Debra Germany , who directs the faith-based transitional program, Divine Intervention Ministries, for residents at Renewal, Inc., Allegheny County.

Also recognized at the banquet were four volunteers who lead Alcoholics Anonymous and/or Narcotics Anonymous meetings for inmates at SCI Camp Hill, Cumberland County; SCI Smithfield, Huntingdon County; SCI Laurel Highlands, Somerset County; and SCI Pittsburgh, Allegheny County. The volunteers were not named because of the anonymity of the program.

All the volunteers recognized at the banquet were presented with an attache bag, provided by Pennsylvania Correctional Industries, and a framed letter signed by Governor Tom Corbett and Secretary Wetzel.

Media contact: Susan McNaughton, 717-728-4025

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

DOW 18,076.27 +64.33 0.36%
S&P 500 2,114.07 +4.47 0.21%
NASDAQ 5,099.2310 +22.7070 0.45%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs