Mass. Dept. of Correction recognizes staff achievements
MILFORD (November 4, 2011)—The Massachusetts Department of Correction (DOC) recognized over 50 employees at its annual DOC 2011 Beyond Excellence Awards Ceremony held recently. DOC staff were recognized for their innovation which led to streamlined operations, reduced expenses, and improved care and custody of inmates and the safety of staff illustrating the very best in public service during 2011. In addition, the Hampden County Jail and House of Correction received the Innovations in Public Safety Partnership Award for its work with the DOC on offender reentry. Sheriff Michael J. Ashe, Jr. accepted the award.
Their achievements were highlighted by Commissioner Luis S. Spencer and Sandra M. McCroom, Undersecretary of Criminal Justice at the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.
The Mass. Department of Correction employs approximately 5,000 staff and houses over 11,000 inmates in 18 facilities, ranging from pre-release to maximum security. For more information about the DOC, please visit its website at www.mass.gov/doc