Massachusetts Department of Correction to Graduate the 309th Class of Recruits
Ceremony Takes Place November 23 at 10am in Fitchburg
Milford, MA (November 17, 2011)--The Massachusetts Department of Correction graduates its 309th class of recruits on Wednesday, November 23, 2011. The ceremony takes place at 10am on the campus of Fitchburg State University.
What: DOC 309th Graduation Ceremony
When: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 10am
Where: Fitchburg State University - Weston Auditorium
160 Pearl Street, Fitchburg
Speakers: Criminal Justice Undersecretary Sandra McCroom, Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
Commissioner Luis S. Spencer, Massachusetts Department of Correction
Superintendent Raymond Marchilli, Lemuel Shattuck Hospital Correctional Unit
The 102 member class has completed a 12 week recruit training program structured to balance contemporary policing strategies and traditional military drill protocols to prepare recruits to successfully work in correctional institutions. Correction officer graduates completed classes at the Shirley Training Academy and received on-the-job training at various correctional facilities. Immediately upon graduation, all will begin permanent assignments in the correctional facilities.
The Mass. Department of Correction Division of Staff Development has been honored by the International Association of Correctional Training Personnel with its Innovative Approaches Award for its ground-breaking curriculum reflecting reality and performance based training.
Over the last six years, 24 recruit classes have graduated adding over 1,979 new correction professionals to the Department.
The Mass. Department of Correction employs approximately 5,000 and houses over 11,500 inmates in 18 facilities, ranging from pre-release to maximum security.