I have read the recent news about the 2012 scalding death of one of our
There is another face to corrections that is never presented to the general public. Of the 22,398 employees in the Department of Corrections the vast majority are honorable, caring men and women. I’ve listened to many inmates tell me about officers like Major Duncan, at Lawtey Correctional Institution, who “is firm, but very fair, he treats us like he really cares about us.”
I’ve watched Assistant Warden Jordan and his team at the Florida Women's
In the midst of this horrendous news could we also express appreciation and respect for these unsung public servants, the correctional officers who lay their lives on the line daily for long hours and minimal pay while putting their whole hearts into a job, sincerely longing and working to send prisoners back out of prison as productive citizens?
Katherine Van Zant