Massachusetts Department of Correction to Graduate the 312th Class of Recruits—Ceremony Takes Place March 21 at 11am in Worcester
Milford, MA (March 18, 2013)--The Massachusetts Department of Correction graduates its 312th class of recruits on Thursday, March 21, 2013. The ceremony takes place at 11am at Mechanics Hall in Worcester.
DOC 312th Graduation Ceremony
Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 11am
Mechanics Hall, 310 Main St. Worcester, MA
Criminal Justice Undersecretary Sandra McCroom, Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
Commissioner Luis S. Spencer, MA Department of Correction
Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Classification Carol Mici, MA Department of Correction
The 147 member class has completed a 10 week recruit training program structured to balance contemporary instructional 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 eight years, 27 recruit classes have graduated adding over 2,428 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.