Claudia Jacobson introduced Don Redmann, warden at James River Correctional Center, who spoke at the Kiwanis noon luncheon meeting on Jan. 26. Redmann spoke about the Inmate Canine Assistance Program done in cooperation with Service Dogs for America in Jud, N.D. Jingles, Jangles and Ivy got their names because they were born at Christmas time a year ago. They live in shifts with 12 different inmates at JRCC who are working to teach them basic training.
Correctional Officer Arlen Lind was chosen as Employee of the Month for January for the James River Correctional Center. Lind is able to work any post at JRCC and his supervisors said they know they can count on him. He is able to fill in as caseworker when needed.
Nine inmates at the James River Correctional Center have a new job — dog handling.
No, the inmates haven’t suddenly been given the right to have pets in prison. This is important volunteer work, said Don Redmann, JRCC warden, something he’s wanted for a number of years — helping to train service dogs.
Recreation Director Jerome Huck was selected as Employee of the Year 2008 for the James River Correctional Center. Huck is in charge of all the recreational areas for the inmate population. His supervisors said he relieves security staff as needed and is always willing to assist with transports. Huck adjusts his weekly schedule to fit the needs of the JRCC. He has been employed with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for 26 years. He transferred to the JRCC when the facility first opened in 1998.
Recreation Director Jerome Huck was chosen Employee of the Month for August for the James River Correctional Center. Huck oversees inmates who clean and keep all the recreational areas maintained. He also relieves security staff when needed and assists with transporting inmates to county facilities when possible. Huck was selected for this award due to his flexibility in scheduling, his willingness to help out, and his various contributions to the JRCC.
Correctional Officer II Jamie Wilson was chosen as Employee of the Month for July for the James River Correctional Center. Wilson was recognized for ma-king extra rounds of the institution and the housing units during his discretionary time. He was selected for the award due to his willingness to help, his hard work and his contributions to the JRCC.
Electrician Mike Moser was chosen employee of the month for May for the James River Correctional Center. Moser is a Master Electrician and the only electrician employed by the JRCC. Staff said he is always willing to help others out.
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