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SOMO Torch run participants from CCC
SOMO Torch run participants from CCC

June 2021

Big News

Staff Luncheon

The Morale Committee in conjunction with the Personnel Benefits Committee and the Wellness Committee served a BBQ hamburger lunch to all staff on Tuesday, June 22.  Included in the meal were chips, Hy-Vee cookies and a drink.  The Morale Committee worked hard getting donations for a silent auction.  They used some of their donations to select staff members for a free giveaway.  All staff members received a coupon for a FREE Route 44 drink from Sonic.  The staff expressed their appreciation to all committees.

SOMO Torch Run

Special Olympics Poker Run
Special Olympics Poker Run

The Special Olympics Torch Run for 2021 was held May 26, 2021.  Volunteers from Probation and Parole, Chillicothe Police Department and Chillicothe Correctional Center participated in the Torch Run.   Pictured in the large group photo is employees from Probation & Parole, Chillicothe Correctional Center and the Chillicothe Police Department.  Pictured in the additional photo-volunteers running down Main Street in Chillicothe.

Special Olympics Poker Run

On 06/12/2021, CCC held its 10th annual Poker Run for Special Olympics.  We had approximately 40 bikes and raised $1,597.

Employee of the Month

IPO Emily Asher

Emily Asher, Institutional Probation and Parole Officer, was named the June 2021 Employee of the Month.  Emily was nominated for this award by Housing Unit #2 2nd shift staff who recognized her constant professionalism and commitment to ensuring a safe environment for staff and offenders.

EOM Emily Asher
EOM Emily Asher

It was indicated that during the week of December 18, 2020, there was an offender who was getting released after short notice and with a lot of changes with the home plan.  IPO Asher did a wonderful job working with all areas to make the necessary arrangements.  IPO Asher completed this task, which should have taken months to figure out, in a matter of days.  Housing Unit #2 staff wanted to acknowledge you for once again going above and beyond.

Emily’s actions greatly contribute to the smooth operations of the institution and her professionalism does not go unnoticed.  Ms. Asher is a huge asset to this facility and her actions consistently demonstrate she is a professional and a team player.

New Team Members

Codey Sackrey, COI – June 1, 2021

MacKenzie Slater, COI  – June 1, 2021

Billy Stroud, COI -  June 14, 2021

Elizabeth Tredway, COI – June 14, 2021

Dustin King, COI – June 14, 2021

Anna Fountain, Cook II – June 14, 2021

Rachel Loethen, Nurse Practioner – June 23, 2021

Zachary Scott, Stationary Engineer – June 28, 2021

Cameron Fast, FUM (transferred from WMCC) – June 27, 2021

Promotions

Burke Retirement
Burke Retirement

Sterling Ream, DON to HSA – May 30, 2021

Marlin Waldrep, COI to COII – June 1, 2021

Nicole Grady, COI to COII – June 1, 2021

Daniel Fraley, COI to COII – June 1, 2021

Chelsey Rhoades, Account Clerk to Business Executive – June 7, 2021

Ashton Christopher, CCM to FUM – June 27, 2021

Retirements

Robert Heselton, COI – June 30, 2021

Rose Burke, COI – June 30, 2021

Heselton Retirement
Heselton Retirement

Town Hall Report

June Town Halls were held June 30, 2021 from 6:00-7:00am, 8:00-9:00am and 3:00-4:00pm.  Ten staff members attended the meetings.

Important Dates

July 5 – Holiday

July 7 – PBC Dress Down Day

July 15 – Wellness Committee Dress Down Day

July 15 – Pay day

July 23 – PBC Dress Down Day

July 26 – Morale Committee Dress Down Day

July 30 – Pay day

 


Women's shelter receiving donation
Women's shelter receiving donation

May 2021

Big News

CRIME VICTIM’S WEEK

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week was held April 18-24, 2021.  The offenders at CCC placed pinwheels in the flower garden to commemorate Crime Victim’s Week.  A video was created by the offender workers in the new CCC Media Center and has been saved in a file on our “I” drive for staff to view at their convenience.  In honor of CVRW, CCC offenders and staff donated hygiene items to the Green Hills Women's Shelters in Cameron and Trenton MO.  Treatment Offenders were able to make monetary donations to both shelters which totaled $818. 17.     

RJO donations of hygiene items
RJO donations of hygiene items

HOT DOG LUNCH

The CCC Wellness Committee sold BBQ hot dog lunches to staff members on all three shifts for $5.00.  Hot dogs were barbecued on the staff grill May 14, 2021.  Chips, cookies and soda or water were included with the meal.  Several staff members expressed their appreciation to the Wellness Committee for the meal.  The Wellness Committee would like to thank everyone who participated either by cooking the hot dogs or purchasing a meal.

Employee of the Month

OSA Kylee Ireland

Kylee Ireland, Office Support Assistant-Mailroom was named the May 2021 Employee of the Month.  Kylee was nominated for this award her supervisor, Penney Clevenger, SOSA who recognized her constant professionalism and commitment to ensuring a safe environment for staff and offenders.

EOM Kylee Ireland
Kylee Ireland

It was indicated that on February 24, 2021 while processing mail, Ms. Ireland found a white substance inside a greeting card, which was identified as methamphetamine.  Her supervisor noted that although she has only worked in the mailroom a few months, she has become very adept at conducting thorough searches on mail, to include, searching between the layers of cards.  Her keen searching skills and attention to detail contributed towards this substance being found, therefore, preventing drugs from entering the institution and getting into an offender’s possession.

Kylee’s actions greatly contribute to the smooth operations of the institution and her professionalism does not go unnoticed.  Ms. Ireland is a huge asset to this facility and her actions consistently demonstrate she is a professional and a team player

New Team Members

Brandy Baker, COI – May 3, 2021

Kendra Gutshall, COI – May 3, 2021

Michaelle Lowery, Corizon, WSRU Coordinator – May 3, 2021

Darrell Burns, COI – May 10, 2021

Cory Ray, Cook II – May 10, 2021

Michael Green, COI – May 17, 2021

Promotions

Mark Warren, COI to CCM – May 17, 2021

Billie Richards, COI to CCM -  May 17, 2021

Blake Wheeler, COI to CCM – May 17, 2021

Paula Murphy, OSA to MVE Supervisor II – May 24, 2021

Christopher Carpenter, COI to Electronics Technician – May 24, 2021

Retirements

 

Tammy Dysart, Business Executive II – May 31, 2021

Town Hall Report

 

May Town Halls were held May 25, 2021 from 6:00-7:00am, 8:00-9:00am and 3:00-4:00pm.  Eight staff members attended the meetings.

Important Dates

 

 

June 3 – Morale Committee $1 Dress Down Day

June 8 – PBC Dress Down Day

June 15 – Pay day

June 16 – Wellness Committee $1 Dress Down Day

June 21 – Morale Committee FREE Dress Down Day

June 25 – PBC Dress Down Day

June 30 – Pay day

 

 


April 2021

EOM Vicki Price
EOM Vicki Price

Employee of the Month

SOSA Vicki Price

Vicki Price, Senior Office Support Assistant was named the April 2021 Employee of the Month.  Vicki was nominated for this award by Karen Gatton, CCM, who recognized her constant professionalism and willingness to assist her fellow staff members.

It was indicated that when Karen was recently off on extended medical leave, she was faced with the overwhelming burden of completing an excessive amount of documentation related to her illness.  She indicated that Vicki was always willing to offer her assistance and answer her questions.  She was diligent in her duties going above and beyond to assist in whatever way she could and she continues to do so.  Her willingness to help assisted this employee through a very difficult and stressful time. The nomination states, “We are very lucky to have someone with the care and compassion that Vicki shows while doing her job.  I cannot thank her enough for everything she does

Vicki’s actions greatly contribute to the smooth operations of the institution and her professionalism does not go unnoticed.  Ms. Price is a huge asset to this facility and her actions consistently demonstrate she is a professional and a team player.

Awards & Recognition

OSA LUNCHEON
Kimberly Klever, AOSA and Angela Hightower, OSA-Switchboard honored all clerical who work on the switchboard relief rotation schedule with a pizza luncheon on Friday, April 23 in conjunction with Administrative Professionals Day.  Domino’s pizza, cupcakes made by Kim Klever and chocolate covered strawberries were served.  Varied packages of M&M’s with thank you notes attached were made available for clerical to take back to their desks

New Team Members

Dr. Ellen Sheridan, Dentist – April 12, 2021

Rodney Buttz, COI, transfer from KCRC – April 18, 2021

Jayla Cashatt, COI – April 19, 2021

Allen Eakins, COI – April 19, 2021

Nicholas Kelsey, COI – April 19, 2021

Savannah King, COI – April 19, 2021

Quentin Mammen, COI – April 19, 2021

Preston Ishmael, COI – April 26, 2021

Promotions

Shawn Pettigrew, CCM to AW (transfer to WMCC) – April 19, 2021

Amy Parkhurst, CCM to AW – April 19, 2021

Retirements

Joyce Perry, 19 Hour OSA – April 30. 2021

Important Dates

May 3 – Morale Committee Dress Down Day

May 6 – Wellness Committee Dress Down Day

May 7 – HOLIDAY – Truman’s birthday

May 10 – PBC Dress Down Day

May 14 – Pay day

May 20 – Morale Committee FREE Dress Down Day

May 26 – PBC Dress Down Day

May 28 – Pay day

May 31 – HOLIDAY – Memorial Day.

 


Polar plunge

March 2021

Big News

Polar Plunge

Chillicothe hosted their first Polar Plunge at Simpson in Chillicothe MO on February 22, 2021. We had 22 plunges, 5 of the plunges were Pee Wee plunges. Total raised $8,714. The Chillicothe High School raised over $2,000 for the school.

Employee of the Month

EOM JD Shafer
EOM JD Shafer

MS II JD Shafer 

MS II JD Shafer was named the March 2021 Employee of the Month.  JD was nominated for this award by Kimberly Herring, DWO, who recognized his constant professionalism and willingness to assist his fellow staff members.

It was indicated that JD consistently goes above and beyond to assist in whatever way he can.  He assumes the responsibilities of the Locksmith and the Fire and Safety Manager when these staff members are away from the facility.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, he has worked very hard to help the Fire and Safety Manager ensure all staff have the necessary PPE.  He has done all of this with a positive attitude, while also completing his own duties and responsibilities.  The nomination states, “JD leads by example and his staff respect and admire him for that.  He models what a true leader and team play look like and is a very encouraging and positive influence on all those around him.  JD is a great example of what professionalism and teamwork should look like and role models the mission, vision and values of this Department.  Chillicothe Correctional Center is very fortunate to have JD on our team.”

Lifesaver award recipients
Lifesaver award recipients

JD’s actions greatly contribute to the smooth operations of the institution and her professionalism does not go unnoticed.  He is a huge asset to this facility and her actions consistently demonstrate he is a professional and a team player

Awards & Recognition

Lifesaver Awards

On June 26, 2020, an offender in the Transitional Care Unit was in duress at which time her breathing stopped and life preserving measures had to be taken.  LT. Stephanie Eckert, RN Jason Asher, and LPN Elizabeth Crist began CPR and worked diligently in efforts to preserve the offender’s life.  All three continued the life saving measures until the offender was off site with LT. Eckert staying with the offender in the ambulance and assisting the paramedics by conducting chest compressions until she was relieved by the Hedrick Medical Center staff. 

Distinguished service awards
Distinguished service awards

These three staff members lead by example and showed extraordinary dedication to their job and the citizens of this great state by going above and beyond their duties in a unified effort to preserve the life of another human.

Distinguished Service

On July 7, 2020, while traveling home from work, Major David Savage and COI Erick Passig each came upon the same car accident on US Highway 36 in Linn County.  Savage and others provided comfort and care to the victims of the accident until the first responders arrived.  Savage and Passig also assisted in removing fencing in order to allow the first responders to safely remove the victims from the scene and transport them to a nearby hospital.

Their willingness to assist others during a time of need is a testament to the care and concern they have for others. 

On Friday, September 4, 2020, CCM Mandy Corbin, COI Brittany Hughes, CCM John Huber, COII Kurt Reith, COI Mari Meservey, ROI Nicholas Searcy, COI Kelsie Wynne, COI Lindsay Brown, COII Jessie Fondren, COI Adam Wynne, COII Holly Stevens, COI David Baker, and PPOII Emily Asher were at the NRO Campground near Lebanon, MO, when an underage minor was spotted wandering the area.  CCC staff members interviewed the minor and were told the child was assaulted and then abandoned at the campground and was trying to get back home to KC.  Safe haven, food, clothing and a cell phone were provided to the minor.  After discovering the mother was unable to pick up the child, another member of the group was to take the child to Kansas City.  The child then contacted the father who was able to get to the child at the campground.  The child stayed in the care of CCC staff until the father arrived.

New Team Members

Matthew LaFerney, COI – March 15, 2021

Luis Sanchez, COI – March 15, 2021

Jericks Silver, COI – March 15, 2021

Rebekah Chavarria, COI – March 22, 2021

Karissa Trentham, MH Clerk – March 23, 2021

Jordan Chavarria, COI – March 29, 2021

Promotions

Marla Felton, AW to DWO (transferred to WMCC) – March 12, 2021

Derek Rardon, CCMII to Functional Unit Manager – March 21, 2021

Kyle Bagley, COI to COII – March 28, 2021

Chelsea Scott, COI to COII – March 28, 2021

Shenea Gardner, COI to COII – March 28, 2021

Laura Major, CKII to CKIII – March 28, 2021

Retirements

Tim Goebel, Recruiter – March 31, 2021

Edwin Hill, COI – March 31, 2021

Important Dates

April 1 – Morale Committee Free Dress Down day

April 13 – PBC Dress Down day

April 15 – Payday

April 15 Wellness Committee Dress Down day

April 21 – Morale Committee Dress Down day

April 29 – PBC Dress Down Day

April 30 – Payday

 


EOM Carla Meyers
EOM Carla Meyers

February 2021

Employee of the Month

OSA Carla Meyers

Carla Meyers, OSA was named the February 2021 Employee of the Month.  Carla was nominated for this award by her former supervisor, Lori Parkey, FUM who recognized her constant professionalism and willingness to assist her fellow staff members.

It was indicated that when Chillicothe Correctional Center began facing challenges presented by COVID-19 this past year, Carla was assigned to Housing Unit #8 which was the designated area for isolation and quarantined offenders.  She went above and beyond her assigned duties, assisting both classification and custody staff with any task needing attention including serving meals, getting ice, and handing out canteen to offenders on isolation/quarantine status.  She searched property, swept, mopped, and disinfected numerous areas of the housing unit while keeping her normal duties completed.  It was noted she was recently assigned to the receiving and orientation housing unit, and along with her new responsibilities, trained two new Office Support Assistants and provided manuals to assist them learn their duties.  The nomination states, “Carla does all this with a positive attitude and calming demeanor.  She shows great teamwork and professionalism on a daily basis.”

Employee of the Year-Sims
Employee of the Year-Sims

Carla’s actions greatly contribute to the smooth operations of the institution and her professionalism does not go unnoticed.  She is a huge asset to this facility and her actions consistently demonstrate she is a professional and a team player.

Awards & Recognition

On February 5, 2021 in the Recreation Gym, service pin awards, Employee of the Year, and special awards were given out.  Awards given out were as follows:

Employee of the Year

The Employee of the Year for 2020 was Kristina Sims, COI.  Ms. Sims was the Employee of the Month for October.  She was nominated by Jennifer Horton, SOSA-P&P and Joy Main, OSA for her willingness to go above and beyond her normal duties by ensuring the Administration building was cleaned while offenders were not allowed in the Administration building during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Her initiative to maintain cleanliness and good order did not go unnoticed or unappreciated.

Pictured are 4 of the 2020 Employees of the Month (l to r) Leanna Anderson COI, Kristina Sims COI, Amber Adams POII, and Kathryn Robinson COI.

Pictured is the 2020 Employee of the Year – Kristina Sims, COI.

Award of Valor

Shafer Award of Valor
Shafer Award of Valor

On March 19, 2019 as Captain Jerry Shafer was driving home from work on westbound US Highway 36, he observed a vehicle in the ditch.  He observed a man running around the vehicle and appeared to be chasing a partially clothed female.  Captain Shafer immediately called *55 to notify Law Enforcement.  He then stepped between the two individuals to ensure the man could not further assault the woman and informed them law enforcement had been notified and was enroute.  The man fled the scene on foot with Captain Shafer staying with the woman to ensure her safety until troopers arrived. 

The MSHP stated there had been several 911 calls regarding the vehicle, but Captain Shafer was the only caller who stopped to assist.  The trooper on scene reported the woman had two black eyes and her nose and lip were bleeding from the assault.  The woman informed them the man had threatened to kill her and she grabbed the steering wheel to force it off the road so she could escape

Photo:  Jerry Shafer, CSI being pinned by DWO Kimberly Herring.  Also pictured is DAI Division Director Ryan Crews.

Distinguished Service Awards

Distinguished service-group
Distinguished service-group

On Friday, September 4, 2020, CCM Mandy Corbin, COI Brittany Hughes, CCM John Huber, COII Kurt Reith, COI Mari Meservey, ROI Nicholas Searcy, COI Kelsie Wynne, COI Lindsay Brown, COII Jessie Fondren, COI Adam Wynne, COII Holly Stevens, COI David Baker, and PPOII Emily Asher were at the NRO Campground near Lebanon, MO, when an underage minor was spotted wandering the area.  CCC staff members interviewed the minor and were told the child was assaulted and then abandoned at the campground and was trying to get back home to KC.  Safe haven, food, clothing and a cell phone were provided to the minor.  After discovering the mother was unable to pick up the child, another member of the group was to take the child to Kansas City.  The child then contacted the father who was able to get to the child at the campground.  The child stayed in the care of CCC staff until the father arrived.

Pictured front row (l to r) Emily Asher POII, Holly Stevens OSA (formerly COII), and Mandy Corbin CCMII.  2nd row (l to r) Adam Wynne COI, Jessie Fondren COII, Lindsay Brown COI, David Baker COI, Kelsie Wynne COI, Nicholas Searcy, ROI.

Distinguished Service-Kamp
Distinguished Service-Kamp

On July 13, 2020, a memorandum was received from Doris E. Falkenrath, Warden of FRDC, expressing her appreciation for CROIII Jennifer Kamp’s assistance in the Records Department at FRDC during a time of quarantine immediately following their sentinel testing on June 2, 2020.  It was stated that CROIII Kamp’s knowledge and expertise proved to be successful in completing the daily tasks necessary to process incoming offenders from various counties throughout Missouri.

Ms. Kamp is very dependable and goes above and beyond her normal job duties.  She has a “strive for excellence” attitude that is greatly appreciated.

Pictured (l to r) Chris McBee, Warden, Kimberly Herring, DWO, Jennifer Kamp, Records Coordinator, Ryan Coffman, DWOM, and Marla Felton, AW.

Distinguished service-Savage
Distinguished service-Savage

On July 7, 2020, while traveling home from work, Major David Savage and COI Erick Passig each came upon the same car accident on US Highway 36 in Linn County.  Savage and others provided comfort and care to the victims of the accident until the first responders arrived.  Savage and Passig also assisted in removing fencing in order to allow the first responders to safely remove the victims from the scene and transport them to a nearby hospital.

Their willingness to assist others during a time of need is a testament to the care and concern they have for others.

Pictured is Major David Savage accepting his award from DWOM Ryan Coffman and Warden Chris McBee.

Housing Unit 8 was designated as the original Isolation/Quarantine are in our containment plan.  It was quickly filled with positive and symptomatic offenders.  The housing unit staff’s willingness to go the extra mile and make snap decisions ensured everyone’s safety and security.  It has also provided a model for other housing units that have since had to adopt Isolation/Quarantine wings.  Lori Parkey, FUM of Housing Unit 8 was an invaluable leader throughout this unprecedented time.  From the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, she has risen to the challenge and remained positive.  Her willingness to assist her subordinates and other staff throughout our institution has created a cohesive team that has overcome challenges and completed tasks that may not have been accomplished without her.  From the beginning, Ms. Parkey has been forthcoming and patient.   She listens to questions and concerns with sincerity and has followed up when given answers. 

Distinguished Service-Parkey
Distinguished Service-Parkey

On 7/17/20, Ms. Parkey stayed well beyond her scheduled work day to assist with offender moves due to the sudden increase in the positive COVID cases.  Whenever there is something new asked of her staff, she is right there in the trenches with them to help accomplish great feats.

Pictured front row (l to r) Warden Chris McBee, CCMII Aimee Dorrell, FUM Lori Parkey, and DWO Kimberly Herring.  Back row (l to r) COI Jeff Parkey, DWOM Ryan Coffman, and AW Marla Felton.

On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, a corrections officer succumbed to a medical condition in Control Center that without a proper timely response could have turned into a medical emergency.  COII John Morris, COI Michael Wohlgemuth, and COI Shirley Boothe responded immediately to the staff member’s cry for help.  The ailing staff member was assisted to a nearby restroom and Ms. Boothe stayed with the individual until medical staff could arrive.  The quick actions of these three staff members thwarted a potential medical emergency and provided critical timely assistance to a staff member in need.

Lifesaver award-Eckert
Lifesaver award-Eckert

Pictured:  COII John Morris receiving his award from DWOM Ryan Coffman.  DWO Kimberly Herring is in the background.

Lifesaver Awards

On June 26, 2020, an offender in the Transitional Care Unit was in duress at which time her breathing stopped and life preserving measures had to be taken.  LT. Stephanie Eckert, RN Jason Asher, and LPN Elizabeth Crist began CPR and worked diligently in efforts to preserve the offender’s life.  All three continued the life saving measures until the offender was off site with LT. Eckert staying with the offender in the ambulance and assisting the paramedics by conducting chest compressions until she was relieved by the Hedrick Medical Center staff. 

These three staff members lead by example and showed extraordinary dedication to their job and the citizens of this great state by going above and beyond their duties in a unified effort to preserve the life of another human.

Pictured:  CCMII (formerly COIII) Stephanie Eckert receiving her award from DWOM Ryan Coffman.

 

YEARS OF SERVICE AWARDS

5-YEAR

Anderson, Austin

Bagley, Kyle

Cahill, Kimberly

Carpenter, Christopher

Creason, Catherine

Eastman, Cody

Foster, Mercedes

Fulk, Jeremy

Gardner, chad

Gardner, Timothy

George, Rita

Gramenz, Kyle

Gray, Rosie

Havard, Leigh

Heins, Judith

Humphrey, Katrina

Larson, Brock

Masuch, Daniel

Miller, Brian

Rice, Christopher

Russell, Jeanette

Sackrey, Paiten

Tate, Robert

Teel, Kendra

Troxel, Kimberly

Wingate, Sherry

Yuille, David

10-YEAR

Cook, Carol

Harrison, Bradford

Heselton, Robert

Miller, Roxann

Yarbrough, William

15-YEAR

Akins, Stephen

Anderson, Sara

Anderson, Susan

Baker, David

Emmons, Cynthia

Helm, Paula

Jenkins, Jerry

Peters, Gary

Rhoades, Tammy

Thomas, Margie

20-YEAR

Bannan, Carmelia

Cannon, Connie

Cordray, Larry

Craft, Pamela

Henton, Charles

Hulett, Randy

Moore, Terri

Morris, John

Parr, Niki

Phillips, James

Pittman, Tommy

Sackrey, Brad

Stith, Leslie

York, Aaron

25-YEAR

Richards, James

Savage. David

Shively, Shelly

Staton, Shelley

New Team Members

Concheast Ray, COI – February 8, 2021

Harley Ryan, COI – February 8, 2021

Teena West, COI – February 8, 2021

Promotions

Tyrone Midgyett from COII to COIII – February 7, 2021

Laura Andal from COI to COII – February 14, 2021

Alexas Cortez from COI to COII – February 14, 2021

Tayluer Dunks from COI to COII – February 14, 2021

Staff Moves

Chuck Ness, COII to Institutional Investigator (class lateral) – February 21, 2021

Town Hall Report

Town Halls for February will be held in the Yellow Conference Room on Friday, February 26, 2021 at the following times:  6:00-7:00 am, 8:00-9:00 am, and Thursday, February 25 from 3:00-4:00 pm.

Important Dates

March 2 – PBC Dress Down Day

March 4 – 1st round of in house COVID immunizations for staff

March 11 – Morale Committee Dress Down Day

March 15 – Payday

March 17 – PBC Dress Down Day

March 25 – Morale Committee Free Dress Down Day

March 31 – PBC Dress Down Day

March 31 - Payday

 


Offender Polar Plunge
Offender Polar Plunge

January 2021

Big News

CCC offenders held their first ever Polar Plunge to help raise money for Special Olympics, Saturday January 16, 2021.  21 offenders participated in the Polar Plunge raising $413.00 for Special Olympics. 

The Livingston County Health Department and CCC have been collaborating to bring the COVID-19 vaccine to CCC staff.  On Friday, January 22, approximately 80 staff members made their way to the Health Department to receive their first round of vaccine.  On Monday and Tuesday, February 1 and 2, an additional 85-90 staff will be receiving their first round of vaccine.  Staff were all smiles after receiving their shot.  We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Livingston County Health Department for all they do! 

COVID selfie
CCC staff receive COVID vaccine
Mark Warren COVID shot
Mark Warren COVID shot

Employee of the Month

OSA Linda Shafer

OSA Linda Shafer was named the January 2021 Employee of the Month.  Linda was nominated for this award by Joy Main, OSA who recognized her constant professionalism and willingness to assist her fellow staff members.

It was indicated that Linda plays an integral role in the office of Deputy Warden of Offender Management, with one of her primary responsibilities being the assistance with PREA files and paperwork.  She also assists with coordinating offender legal calls, inputting phase ups for treatment offenders, entering administrative correspondence on a spreadsheet and routing them appropriately, conducting background checks for visitors, vendors and truck drivers, assisting the Mailroom when needed and answering phones for various offices when needed.  When limited visiting was opened up, she took on the responsibility of making appointments for family to see their loved ones.  She assisted with keeping the Administration work area clean when the porters weren’t coming up due to COVID-19. 

Linda’s actions greatly contribute to the smooth operations of the institution and her professionalism does not go unnoticed.  She is a huge asset to this facility and her actions consistently demonstrate she is a professional and a team player.

EOM Linda Shafer
EOM Linda Shafer

New Team Members

Kerry Lowrey, COI – January 4, 2021

Linda Maupin, P&P Office Support Assistant – January 4, 2021

Terry Collins, Stationary Engineer -  January 11, 2021

Kyler Ireland, COI – January 11, 2021

Michelle Eads, COI (transfer from WMCC)  -  January 17, 2021

Retirements

Lynda Brewer, OSA-Food Service -  January 31, 2021

Training

Some of our in-class training has been starting back up.  January had 72 staff members attend Defensive Tactics training in our Training Building.  The CERT team conducted PR24 baton training with all 19 members present.

Town Hall Report

Town Halls were held January 8 in the Visiting Room so that staff could maintain social distancing.  The times of these meetings were 6:00-7:00am, 8:00-9:00am and 3:00-4:00pm.    15 staff members attended the town hall meetings.

Important Dates

February 11 - Payday

February 12 – Holiday-Lincoln’s Birthday

February 15 – Holiday-Washington’s Birthday

February 26 - Payday

 


EOM Leanna Anderson
EOM Leanna Anderson

December 2020

Employee of the Month

CO I Leanna Anderson

CO I Leanna Anderson was named the Employee of the Month for December. Anderson was nominated for this award by several fellow staff members who recognized her professionalism and her constant attentiveness to security issues.

It was indicated that while conducting a cell search in a housing unit,  Anderson discovered a large amount of dangerous contraband. Utilizing her training and excellent searching skills, she found and recovered the items, reducing the presence of contraband in the institution. The nomination states “Officer Anderson is a pleasure to work with and a positive influence to all who have the pleasure of working with her. Her actions greatly contribute to the safety and security of the institution and her professionalism does not go unnoticed. Anderson is a huge asset to this facility and her actions consistently demonstrate that she is a professional and a team player.

New Team Members

Sarah French, COI – December 7, 2020

Kayler Grant, COI – December 14, 2020

Elysha Hampton, COI – December 14,  2020

Brennen Carter, COI – December 21, 2020

Shenea Gardner, COI – December 21, 2020

Karrisa Huffman, OSA Records – December 21, 2020

Kylee Ireland, OSA Mailroom – December 21, 2020

Tyler McCurley, COI – December 21, 2020

Matthew Nefferdorf, COI, (transfer from WMCC) – December 20, 2020

Paige Truitt, OSA Maintenance – December 21, 2020

Brandi Bowen, COI (transfer from WMCC) – December 27, 2020

Terri Dulaney, CIO (transfer from WMCC) – December 27, 2020

Eric Moore, COI (transfer from WMCC) – December 27, 2020

Laura Major, Cook II – December 28, 2020

Promotions

Aaron York, from AIO to CCM – December 13, 2020

Candice Bell, from COI to CCM – December 13, 2020

Retirements

Stephen Jobe, COI – December 31, 2020

Important Dates

January 1 – New Year’s Day holiday

January 15 – Pay day

January 18 – Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday holiday

January 29 – Pay day

 


November 2020

New Team Members

Stacy Yarbrough, COI  (transfer from WMCC) – November 8, 2020

Rhonda Gulley, COI – November 9, 2020

Austin Cordray, COI – November 9, 2020

Daniel Fraley, COI – November 9, 2020

Kyle Joyner, COI – November 9, 2020

Shandie Searcy, COI – November 9, 2020

John Stelplugh, COI – November 23, 2020

Janet Rhoades, Records Officer III (transfer from WMCC) – November 29, 2020

Promotions

Samantha Rhinehart, CKII to CKIII – November 1, 2020

Edgar Ireland, COII to COIII – November 1, 2020

Tyler Lewis, COI to COII – November 22, 2020

Retirements

Jennifer Hall, OSA – November 30, 2020

Beverly Kissick, Administrative Support Professional – November 30, 2020

Important Dates

December 15 – Pay day

December 24 – Holiday – Christmas Eve

December 25 – Christmas

December 31 – Pay day

 


October 2020

CCC Kindness Tree

Big News

On September 15, 2020, an email was sent from Functional Unit Manager Lori Parkey explaining a bare paper tree that was attached to the wall in the Lobby.  The CCC Corrections Way Ambassadors were selling fall leaves with positive, uplifting, and motivational words on them.  These leaves could be purchased for $1.00/each and the money raised was to be given to the Kindness Revolution.  The Kindness Revolution assists local schools, businesses, and organizations with fundraising for great causes.  This particular fundraiser was going to the purchase of Scholastic Books for local elementary students.  A goal was set to raise $400.00 by October 15.  A list of Ambassadors by shift was included in the email. These staff members were FUM Lori Parkey, COIII Elonda Sharp, FUM Cheryl Richey, COII Michael Horn, and COII Nelda Kroll.   By October 2, CCC staff had contributed $200.00 to the Kindness Revolution.  In an email from Ms. Parkey on October 19, staff was notified they had contributed $506.00 to the Kindness Revolution!

Employee of the Month

CO I Kristina Sims

CO I Kristina Sims was chosen as the Employee of the Month for the month of October.  She was nominated by SOSA-P&P Jennifer Horton and OSA Joy Main in recognition of her positive attitude and willingness to assist others, as well as her outstanding work ethic.

EOM Kristina Sims
Jennifer Horton, EOM CO I Kristina Sims,
Joy Main, and Warden Chris McBee

It was indicated that during the COVID-19 outbreak at our facility when offender porters were not available to work, Ms. Sims, whose normal post is the Visiting Room with its myriad duties, stepped up to complete various cleaning duties within the Administration Building along with some other staff.  When she observed anything needing to be done to maintain cleanliness and good order in the building, she took the initiative to accomplish these tasks.  The nominations stated, “We all get busy in our work day and these duties can get pushed to the back burner.  With Ms.Sims taking the initiative to do these extra duties, we can go throughout our day knowing we can continue to have a clean work environment to come to every day.  She always did this with a smile on her face.”

Her actions greatly contribute to the smooth operations of her department and this facility and her professionalism does not go unnoticed.  She is a huge asset to this facility and her actions consistently demonstrate she is a professional and a team player.

New Team Members

Emily Jones, COI – October 5, 2020

Corbin Valdez, COI – October 5, 2020

Daniel Stith, PRN, LPN, Corizon  – October 5, 2020

Natalie Hutchinson, Counselor II, Gateway – October 14, 2020

Caley Riddle, PRN Dental Assistant, Corizon – October 15, 2020

Colton Cottrell, COI – October 19, 2020

Hannah Chavarria, COI – October 19, 2020

Nancy M. Walker, COI – October 19, 2020

Susan Cooksey, Cook II – October 19, 2020

Mary Saale, Cook II – October 19, 2020

Angela York, Cook II – October 26, 2020

Dawn Milburn, QMHP, Corizon Mental Health – October 26, 2020

Promotions

Sherry Walsh, CKII to COI – October 4, 2020

Retirements

Mark Jackson, COI – October 31, 2020

Important Dates

November 11 – Veterans Day

November 16 – Payday

November 26 – Thanksgiving

November 30 - Payday

 


September 2020

EOM Dusty Lybarger

Employee of the Month

CO I Dusty Lybarger 

CO I Dusty Lybarger was chosen as the Employee of the Month for the month of September.  He was nominated by CO II John Morris and CO III Stephanie Eckert. In their nomination it was stated, "Dusty was observed putting in the effort to ensure that any unexpected Housing Unit moves got done in an orderly manner with little to no notification during the quarantine and/or isolation of offenders that needed to be placed on other housing units to help ensure the health and safety of the institution.  Even during the busiest of times, Lybarger always kept his cool and was very professional and pleasant to deal with. Even though his duties are behind the scene, it requires a great deal of knowledge and expertise. Dusty would also volunteer on his RDO’s due to staff shortages. He is an asset to Chillicothe."

New Team Members

Mary Tredway, Personnel Clerk, (transfer from WMCC) – September 6, 2020

Lydah Lafolette, Cook II – September 8, 2020

Jennifer Llanes, Cook II – September 14, 2020

Michael Moore, Optometrist, Corizon – September 21, 2020

Important Dates

October 12 – Columbus Day Holiday

October 13 – PBC Dress Down Day

October 14-15 – Charitable Campaign Dress Down Days

October 15 – Payday

October 21-22 – Charitable Campaign Dress Down Days

October 29 – PBC Dress Down Day

October 30 – Payday

October 31 – Halloween

 


EOM Amber Adams
EOM Adams M Amber

August 2020

Employee of the Month

IPO Amber Adams

Amber was nominated by IPO Tamira Marriott recognizing her positive attitude, her outstanding work ethic, and willingness to assist others.

Due to staff absences related to COVID-19 virus containment at CCC, Amber remains kind, upbeat and is always willing to help others without being asked.  When her co-workers are out of the office, she goes above and beyond, checking their mailboxes for important paperwork, release papers, and home plans, ensuring no necessary duties are neglected.  Because she is a team player, good listener and has an amazing work ethic, not only do co-workers look up to her, but other staff members, and offenders as well.  Amber is the definition of “team player”.

Amber’s actions greatly contribute to the smooth operation of her department and CCC and her professionalism does not go unnoticed.  She is a huge asset and her actions consistently demonstrate her professionalism and abilities as a team player.

Pictured(from left): Kelley Burke, US, Mandy Coffman, DA, Tamira Marriott, IPO, EOM Amber Adams, IPO, and Chris McBee, Warden.

New Team Members

Bradley Mosier, COI – August 3, 2020

Brooke Jettelson, LPN (Corizon) – August 17, 2020

Madison Searcy, LPN (Corizon) – August 17, 2020

Becca Myrick, LPN, PRN (Corizon) – August 17, 2020

David Sanson, COI, (transfer from WMCC) – August 17, 2020

James Williams, Dentist (Corizon) – August 24, 2020

Dora Beers, COIII (transfer from OCC) – August 30, 2020

Jeffrey Gulley, COI – August 31, 2020

Megan Paalher, Licensed Practical Nurse (Corizon) – August 31, 2020

Promotions

Julianne Walton from Cook II to COI – August 9, 2020

Shawn Pettigrew from CCMII to Functional Unit Manager – August 24, 2020

Retirements

Bonieta Southers, COI – August 31, 2020

Training

Firearms training has restarted for Custody effective August 31, 2020

Town Hall Report

No town hall meetings were held in August

Important Dates

September 7 – Labor Day holiday

September 8 – PBC Dress Down Day

September 15 – pay day

September 17 – PBC Dress Down Day

September 14 – 18 - Corrections Week, FREE Dress Down Days all week

September 30 – pay day

 


EOM Kathryn Robinson
EOM Kathryn Robinson

July 2020

Employee of the Month

CO I Kathryn Robinson

Kathryn was nominated for this award by CO I Mark Ridgway who recognized her positive attitude and motivational interviewing skills which contributed greatly to the well being of an offender.

Recently, while interacting with an offender who had refused eight consecutive meals, CO I Ridgway spoke with the offender and found the offender was not refusing due to protest, but simply was not hungry. He discussed the situation with CO I Robinson, which led to her continuing the conversation with the offender. Using her motivational interviewing skills resulted in the offender asking for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. When this request was passed along to the Shift Supervisor, the meal was immediately approved. These actions averted the refusal of a ninth meal, which would have constituted a hunger strike. Kathryn’s actions, as well as the actions of the other staff involved, greatly contributed to the well being of this offender and their professionalism does not go unnoticed. CO I Robinson is a huge asset to this facility and her actions consistently demonstrate that she is a professional and a team player.

New Team Members

Jason Lee, COI – 7/6/2020

Mason Giles, COI – 7/6/2020

Autumn Bethards – 7/28/2020

Promotions

Brandon Johnson promoted from QMHP to Institutional Chief of MH – 7/27/2020

Retirements

Acting ICMH Michael Williams – 7/23/2020

Ritchie Allnutt – 7/31/2020

Important Dates

August 14 – payday

August 31 – payday

 


June 2020

Employee of the Month

CO I Gary Peters

CO I Gary Peters was nominated for this award by CO II Carl Jones who recognized his keen skills which contributed greatly to the safety and security of the institution.

Recently while showers were being conducted in Housing Unit #1, COI Peters recognized that an offender’s personal item had been altered to conceal and transport items to the shower area. Utilizing his training and excellent searching skills, he found and removed the item, reducing the passing of contraband in the Administrative Segregation Unit.

Gary’s actions greatly contributed to the safety and security of the institution and his professionalism does not go unnoticed. CO I Peters is a huge asset to this facility and his actions consistently demonstrate that he is a professional and a team player.

New Team Members

Laura Andal, COI – 6/1/20

Curtis Lanning, RN – 6/16/20

Elizabeth Guth, Dental Asst. – 6/24/20

Candi Smith, X-Ray Tech – 6/24/20

Amanda Vance, Cook II – 6/29/20

Retirements

Anthony Sprofera, COI – 6/30/20

Town Hall Report

Town Hall meetings have been suspended indefinitely due to COVID-19.

Important Dates

July 15 – payday

July 31 – payday

 


EOM Chuck Ness
EOM Chuck Ness

May 2020

Employee of the Month

CO I Chuck Ness

On January 10, 2020, an offender was experiencing a mental health crisis. Chuck reported to the area and took charge of the situation. He was able to redirect the offender and gained compliance by utilizing deescalation tactics. He conducted himself in a professional manner which gained the offender’s trust as well as compliance. Chuck’s professionalism while interacting with this offender was exceptional and is the standard by which every staff member should strive to achieve.

 

New Team Members

Marcey Bell, RN – 5/7/20

Walter Anthony, COI – 5/11/20

Stephanie Jackson, COI – 5/11/20

Julie Ulmer, Corizon Admin Asst – 5/28/20

Promotions

Nancy Shafer, promoted from Cook III to COI – 5/31/20

Retirements

Christinia Spainhour-George, Stk I – 5/31/20

Barry Smith, COIII – 5/31/20

Gail Phillips, FUM – 5/31/20

Roger Nivens, COI – 5/31/20

Patsy Nivens, COI – 5/31/20

Important Dates

June 8-11 – COVID-19 Sentinel Testing

June 15 – payday

June 30 – payday

 


April 2020

Employee of the Month

EOM Faith Abbot
EOM CO I Faith Abbot

CO I Faith Abbott

On December 16, 2019, while separating offender mail for Housing Unit #5, CO I Abbott was instrumental in preventing an item of dangerous contraband from getting into the hands of an offender when she noticed something suspicious involving the return address label of an incoming mail item. Due to her diligence, contraband was confiscated, which ensured the continued safety and security of the Chillicothe Correctional Center.

Walk-By Baby Shower for EHN Angela Albertson

A few CCC staff stopped outside EHN Angela Albertson’s office to celebrate the upcoming birth of her first child with a walk-by baby shower.  Angela is due May 20th but will start maternity leave in early May and will not return until mid-July.  CCC staff will greatly miss her while she is out!

Angela Albertson walk-by baby shower
Angela pictured with a few staff helping her celebrate

New Team Members

Kassey DeYoe, COI (transfer from WMCC) – 4/5/20

Beverly Kroush, COI (transfer from WMCC) – 4/5/20

Marty Arnold, COI – 4/6/20

Sheldon Boyles, COI – 4/6/20

Ricky DeYoe, COI – 4/6/20

Jacob Leverett, COI – 4/6/20

Logan McDaniel, COI – 4/6/20

Clementina Oboh, COI – 4/6/20

Jessica Terry, MH Clerk – 4/14/20

Madison Brown, SACI (transfer from MTC) – 4/22/20

Grayson Samm, RN – 4/22/20

Promotions

Kimberly Cahill, promoted from Cook II to Cook III – 4/26/20

Important Dates

May 8 – Truman Day

May 15 – payday

May 25 – Memorial Day

May 29 – payday

 


March 2020

Employee of the Month

EOM Maria Bearden
EOM Maria Bearden

CO I Maria Bearden

On October 21, 2019, while working in the Medical Unit, CO I Bearden was instrumental in retrieving contraband from an offender when she observed an offender placing something in the back of her state-issued pants. She called for a Sergeant and pulled the offender off to the side in the TCU Unit where a strip search resulted in the discovery of several slivers of Suboxone. Due to the diligence of CO I Bearden, contraband was confiscated which assisted in ensuring the safety and security of the institution.

New Team Members

Rachel Lynch, Substance Abuse Counselor I – 3/2/20

Gayle Colvin, QMHP – 3/5/20

Cristopher Talbert, COI – 3/16/20

Lisa Lanning, Med Records Clk – 3/24/20

Michelle Swickheimer, LPN (transfer from WMCC) – 3/30/20

Richard Melichar, Dentist – 3/31/20

Promotions

Steven Wade retirement
Steven Wade retirement

Christina Slagle, promoted to COI from Cook II – 3/8/20

Retirements

Joseph Regan, COI – 3/31/20

Steven Wade, CO I  2/29/20

Staff Moves

Christopher Ishmael, class transferred to Locksmith from ROI – 3/1/20

Abigail Reed, demoted to OSA from Cook III – 3/15/20

Nicholas Searcy, transferred to COI in-tr for ROI from COI – 3/29/20

Town Hall Report

Town Hall Meetings have been suspended indefinitely due to COVID-19.

There were a total of 11 staff members in attendance at the February town hall meetings.  Topics discussed at these meetings included DAI agenda items, report of broken equipment at the back gate, and offender moves from HU4C.

Important Dates

April 3 – Food Day

April 15 – payday

April 22 – Administrative Professionals Day

April 30 – payday

 

 


EOM Richard Jettelson
EOM Richard Jettelson

February 2020

CO I Richard Jettelson

On November 17, 2019, when CO I Jettelson was assigned to Recreation, he discovered a package containing dangerous contraband.  Also, on December 18, 2019, while performing a quick search in the Housing Unit #5A, Jettelson an article of dangerous contraband. Due to the diligence of CO I Jettelson, these items of contraband were confiscated, which helped ensure the safety and security of the institution.

New Team Members

  • Debra Stiverson, COI (transfer from WMCC) – 2/2/20
  • Sherry Wingate, Cook II – 2/3/20
  • Katherine Bailey, COI – 2/10/20
  • Heather Thomas, LPN – 2/21/20

Town Hall Report

The following town hall meetings were held in February:

February 25 at 6:00 am, 9:00 am, 3:00 pm

Meeting minutes are not yet available.

Important Dates

March 5 – Food Day

March 10-12 – AFLAC visiting

March 16 – payday

March 31 – payday

 


January 2020

EOM Edward McLellan
EOM Edward McLellan

Employee of the Month

CO I Edward McLellan

In June 2019, Visiting Room staff were notified that a tip had been received from an offender that contraband was to enter the institution by a visitor and were placed on alert. After receiving this information, CO I McLellan maintained a constant physical presence on the Visiting Room floor and a persistent visual on the suspected offender and her visitor. No action went unnoticed. As a result of all staff efforts, a significant amount of dangerous contraband was successfully confiscated from this offender during a search. Due to the diligence of McLellan and the other staff members involved, this contraband was prevented from being introduced into the institution, which could have compromised the safety of both staff and offenders.

New Team Members

Anna Newsom, OSA-P&P – 1/6/20

Alicia Shaw, Nurse Pract – 1/9/20

Mary Miller, Activity Ther – 1/14/20

Elizabeth Crist, LPN – 1/17/20

Brenna Broyles, LPN – 1/17/20

Charolette Adams, QMHP – 1/28/20

Amber Rounkles, Med Clerk – 1/29/20

Promotions

Vickie Stimpson, promoted from Cook I to COI (transfer from WMCC) – 1/12/20

Town Hall Report

The following town hall meetings were held in January:

January 14 at 8:00 pm

January 22 at 6:00 am & 8:00 am

Meeting minutes are not yet available.

There were a total of 15 staff members in attendance at the December town hall meetings.  Topics discussed at these meetings included DAI agenda items, TimeClock Plus, offender release dress-outs, new uniforms/IDs, and CCC P4P dogs.

Important Dates

February 5 – Food Day

February 12 – Lincoln’s Birthday

February 14 – payday

February 17 – Presidents Day

February 28 – payday

 


November 2019

EOM Candice Bell
EOM Candice Bell

Employee of the Month

CO I Candice Bell

It was recognized on June 9, 2019, that CO I Bell received a tip from an offender that contraband was to enter the institution by a visitor. She then took the appropriate notifications and Visiting Room staff were alerted of this information. After receiving this information, CO II Jackson noticed that an offender who had exhibited suspicious behavior was trying to conceal an item from her while performing a search. CO II Jackson was successful in confiscating the item which turned out to be dangerous contraband. Due to the diligence of CO I Bell and the other staff members involved, dangerous contraband was prevented from being introduced into the institution, ensuring the safety of both staff and offenders.

Awards & Recognition

[Lifesaver awards, contest winners, etc.]

New Team Members

Craig McIntosh, COI (transfer from WMCC) – 11/3/19

Beth Rains, Records Ofr I (transfer from WMCC) – 11/3/19

Melissa Chavarria, RN – 11/18/19

Anna Cotiangco, RN – 11/18/19

Kelly Tipton, HSA (transfer from WMCC) – 11/24/19

Promotions

Sterling Ream, DON – 11/24/19

Retirements

James Gilgour, COI – 11/30/19

Catherine Jackson, COII – 11/30/19

Staff Moves

Angela Hightower, OSA-Switchboard – 11/10/19

Town Hall Report

The following town hall meetings were held in November:

November 13 at 6:00 am, 11:00 am, & 8:00 pm

Important Dates

December 2 – Food Day

December 5 – Comp Retain form deadline

December 16 – payday

December 25 – Christmas

December 31 – payday

 


Campaign Fundraiser poster

October 2019

Big News

Charitable Campaign Fundraisers a Success 

The CCC Charitable Campaign raised a total of $901.10 through fundraising efforts over a two-week period.  Two events were held including a Water Soaker Contest and a Pie in the Face Contest.  For the Water Soaker event, employees got to shoot a volunteer section head for $1 per soak!  Volunteers included MSII JD Shafer, Inv. II Carrie Pfeifer, ROIII Darrell Sandy, Personnel Clerk Kristen Ford, and Capt. Chris Shaw.  For the Pie in the Face contest, employees voted by monetary donation for the Administration Team Member they wanted to see get the pie in the face.  The winner was announced just before the event and had to get pied twice (for both shift changes)!  Contestants included Warden Chris McBee, DWO Ryan Coffman, DWOM Kimberly Herring, Major David Savage, and IIO Aaron York.  Mr. Coffman was the lucky winner!  Additionally, daily prizes were drawn for employees who returned their donation cards and more prizes were given at the end of the event as well.  All in all, it was a fun and successful campaign!  Special thanks is given to Coordinators Jami Walker and Tanya Allen!

Employee of the Month

EOM Catherine Jackson
EOM Catherine Jackson

CO II Catherine Jackson 

(Pictured left to right: Warden Chris McBee, DWOM Kimberly Herring, COII Jackson, COII Nicholas Koenig, DWO Ryan Coffman, Major David Savage)

COII Catherine Jackson was nominated for this award by CO II Nicholas Koenig and CO I Kristina Sims. On June 9, 2019, while performing a search on an offender who had exhibited suspicious behavior, Jackson noticed that the offender was trying to conceal an item from her. She was successful in confiscating the item which turned out to be dangerous contraband. Due to the diligence of CO II Jackson and the other staff members assigned to the Visiting Room on this date, this contraband was prevented from being introduced into the institution, ensuring the safety of both staff and offenders. CO II Jackson’s hard work and dedication assists in the continued successful operations of the Chillicothe Correctional Center. She truly is an asset to this facility and the Department as a whole.

New Team Members

Ellen Kay Kissick, COI (transfer from WMCC) – 10/13/19

Tabitha Fitzpatrick, COI (transfer from WMCC) – 10/13/19

Jericks Silver, COI (transfer from WMCC) – 10/13/19

Raechel Kelley, Storekeeper I (transfer from WMCC) – 10/13/19

Terri Moore, Storekeeper II (transfer from WMCC) – 10/20/19

Kyle Kelly, Optometrist (transfer from WRDCC) – 10/21/19

Ellen Bollinger, RRMAT Caseworker (Gateway) – 10/21/19

Promotions

Chad Gardner, COII – 10/6/19

John O’Malley, COII – 10/6/19

Clifford Smith, COII – 10/6/19

Staff Moves

David Doss, Labor Supervisor – 10/6/19

Town Hall Report

The following town hall meetings were held in October:

October 21 at 6:00 am, 8:30 am, & 3:00 pm

Important Dates

November 1 – Food Day

November 11 – Veterans Day

November 15 – payday

November 28 – Thanksgiving

November 29 – payday

 

 


EOM Kate Hackney

EOM Kate Hackney

September 2019

Employee of the Month

Investigator I Kate Hackney

Investigator Hackney has worked tirelessly on numerous recent successful drug and contraband interdictions. She effectively collaborates with Administrative Staff, as well as outside law enforcement agencies to assist in the coordination and success of these interdictions, some of which have resulted in arrests of perpetrators attempting to introduce contraband into the facility. DWOM Herring and Major Savage state, “Kate is constantly providing information necessary to making these interdictions successful. Ms. Hackney’s contributions have helped to create and enhance a safer environment for staff and offenders at this facility.”

Investigator Hackney’s hard work and dedication assists in the continued successful operations of the Chillicothe Correctional Center. She truly is an asset to this facility and the Department as a whole.

Susan Ball retirement
Susan Ball retirement

New Team Members

Christopher Shaw, Corrections Supervisor I (transfer from WMCC) – 9/1/19

Alex Carroll, Locksmith (transfer from WMCC) – 9/1/19

Margaret Walker, LPN – 9/3/19

Megan Blades, OSA (transfer from WMCC) – 9/29/19

Promotions

Tamira Gray, PO I – 9/29/19

Retirements

Susan Ball, CCMII – 9/30/19

Donald Jahraus, CO I – 8/31/19

Donald Jahraus retirement
Donald Jahraus retirement

Staff Moves

Jacob Hamilton, VES I – 9/8/19

Town Hall Report

The following town hall meetings were held in September:

September 27 at 6:00 am, 8:00 am, & 3:00 pm

Meeting minutes are not yet available.

Attendance from August town hall meetings were as follows:

August 23 at 6:00 am – 1

August 26 at 8:30 am – 12

August 27 at 3:00 pm – 10

Topics brought up by attending staff included appreciation regarding the Fallapalooza silent auction Wellness fundraiser, the importance of communication when passing information during shift transitions, Captain/Lieutenant rotation, protection of staff social security numbers, and reduction in offender population. Information from DAI meeting was also shared.

Important Dates

October 1 – Flu Shot Clinic

October 3 – Food Day

October 4 – Flu Shot Clinic

October 10 – Flu Shot Clinic

October 14 - Holiday

October 15 – payday

October 17 – Blood Drive 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

October 22 – Flu Shot Clinic

October 28 – Flu Shot Clinic

October 31 – payday

 


EOM CO I Nevin Curtis
EOM CO I Nevin Curtis

August 2019

Employee of the Month

CO I Nevin Curtis

CO I Curtis is assigned on Third Shift, where he is one of only two staff designated as PACT members. He is very effective at communicating, listening and providing assistance to staff members in need. PACT members are not always shown much recognition or appreciation because most of the assistance they give is confidential. CO I Lybarger states, “Seeing someone like CO I Nevin Curtis volunteer his time, his ear, and his good faith to help any individual in need, is a blessing to not only this institution, but all of his co-workers. It’s people like him that make this place feel like family, and allows staff members to turn to each other in times of need.”

Awards & Recognition

Lifesaver & Distinguished Service Awards – photos attached

Several staff were recognized at an awards ceremony held on August 13, 2019. The first event involved an offender who attempted suicide. The second event involved a staff member who had a cardiac event at work. The following staff received awards:

LIFESAVER AWARDS

  • Marlene Pfister, Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Tabitha Johnson, Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Mark Ridgway, CO I
  • Angela Albertson, Employee Health Nurse
  • Heather Thomas, Licensed Practical Nurse

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS

Photo 1
Photo 1
  • Jerry Shafer, CS I
  • Kimberly Troxel, CO I
  • Shelly Shively, CO I
  • Tina Sturgeon, CO I
  • Naomi Yuille, CO I
  • Tina Burns, CO II
  • Michael Brown, CO III
  • Billie Jo Richards, CO I
  • Dan Ellis, Fire & Safety Specialist
  • Amy Gertz, FUM
  • Sterling Ream, Health Services Administrator
  • Tabitha Johnson, Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Megan Brown, Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Angelia McFie, Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Tammy Christopher, Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Amy Howe, Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Debbie Ritter, Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Jenny Meehan, Registered Nurse
  • Photo 2
    Photo 2

    (Photo 1- Pictured left to right: Warden Chris McBee, COI Mark Ridgway, LPN Marlene Pfister, LPN Tabitha Johnson, AW Marla Felton, DWO Ryan Coffman)

    (Photo 2- Front left to right: COI Naomi Yuille, Warden Chris McBee, Connie Coots, COII Tina Burns, LPN Tabitha Johnson. Second row left to right: CCMII Robert Coots, RN Jenny Meehan, CSI Jerry Shafer. Third row left to right: COI Tina Sturgeon, F&S Spec Dan Ellis, FUM Amy Gertz, AW Marla Felton, LPN Debi Ritter, HSA Sterling Ream, COI Kimberly Troxel. Fourth row left to right: COI Shelly Shively, DWO Ryan Coffman, Major David Savage, COI Billie Jo Richards, EHN Angela Albertson, LPN Angelia McFie)

New Team Members

Robyn LaFountain – Corrections Officer I (transfer from WMCC) – 8/11/19

Tashina Schultz – Medical Records Clerk – 8/20/19

Dr. David Swee – Dentist – 8/21/19

Dr. Todd Richards – Medical Director (transfer from WMCC) – 8/24/19

Dr. Gary Bayer – Psychologist – 8/29/19

Margaret Walker – Licensed Practical Nurse – 8/30/19

Retirements

Donald Jahraus – Corrections Officer I – 8/31/19

Town Hall Report

The following town hall meetings were held in August:

August 23 at 6:00 am

August 26 at 8:30 am

August 27 at 3:00 pm

Important Dates

September 2 – Holiday

September 4 – Food Day

September 16 – payday

September 17 – Deferred Comp visiting

September 30 – payday

 


July 2019

Employee of the Month

CO I Mandy Estes

CO I Mandy Estes has recovered a substantial amount of dangerous contraband while conducting her daily duties. Her keen eye and observations contribute towards ensuring a safe and secure institution for both staff and the offender population. Recently, she immediately stepped up in handling a situation in which an offender assigned to administrative segregation was attempting to harm herself and ensured the proper protocol was followed. Due to her calm demeanor, knowledge and the respect she gains from this population, Mandy was able to gain control of the situation and keep the offender safe.

New Team Members

Dr. Dwain Whitmore – Dentist (transfer from CRCC) – 7/1/19

Amy Botts – Academic Teacher III – 7/8/19

Ashley Keathley – Licensed Practical Nurse – 7/11/19

Kelly Seals – Nurse Practitioner – 7/15/19

Rhonda Enyard – Cook II – 7/23/19

Jessica Pomeroy – Cook II – 7/23/19

Brandon Johnson – Licensed Professional Counselor – 7/24/19

Transfers from CRCC effective 7/12/19 – 7/14/19:

CO I Kody Adams
CO I Leanna Anderson
CO I David Baker
CO I Rose Burke

CO I Sean Collins       
CO I Jonathan Cowell
CO I Pamela Craft
CO I Rachel Crawford
CO I Robert Frock
CO I Cheyenne Harkins

CO I Heather Haynes
CO I Russell Heldenbrand
CO I Charles Henton
CO I Joshua Hess
CO I Mark Hoch

CO I Bobby Holmes
CO I Roy Houk
CO I Scott Jackson
CO I Richard Jettelson
CO I Marvin Knapp

CO I John Knouse
CO I Michael McCluskey
CO I Vicki McKiddy
CO I Ricardo Monroy
CO I Richard Owens

CO I Luis Pacheco
CO I Randall Reams
CO I Donald Rogers
CO I Steven Smith
CO I Velma Smith

CO I James Woods
CO II Jessie Fondren
O II Holly Stevens
CO III Keith Bentz
CO III Emmett O’Connell

CS I Lorri Welling
AOSA Kimberly Klever
CCM II Jerry Klever
CCM II Mark Parkhurst
CCM II Mandy Pettigrew

CCM II Shawn Pettigrew
FUM Amy Parkhurst
FUM Cheryl Richey
OSA Kielly McGinley
OSA Tanya Allen

RO I Joshua Hall
Ck I Samantha Rhinehart
Exec II Beverly Kissick
tkII Ray LaFountain
Stk I Tonya Sloan

Acct Clk Jami Walker
MS I Larry Fuhr
MW II Richard Winkowski                          

Promotions

Janet Boley – Factory Manager I – 7/1/19

Philip Bower – Corrections Training Officer – 7/28/19

Town Hall Report

June 13 at 6:00 a.m. – 4 staff attended

June 13 at 3:00 p.m. – 8 staff attended

June 14 at 8:30 a.m. – 10 staff attended

Items from the section head meeting were shared with present staff.

Town Hall meetings in July were held July 26 at 6:00 am and July 29 at 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Meeting minutes have not been made available yet.

Important Dates

August 6 – Food Day

August 15 – Payday

August 30 – Payday

 


EOM Aaron York

June 2019

Employee of the Month

Institutional Investigator Aaron York

Investigator Aaron York has worked tirelessly on numerous issues that arise at CCC. He has been actively involved in removing contraband from the institution. Most recently, Aaron was very instrumental in an interdiction that prevented several items of illegal and dangerous contraband from entering the institution. He has worked on multiple PREA allegations and completes the investigations in a very timely manner, which helps ensure minimal disruption to operations. His quick and efficient actions when investigating issues have proven to enhance the safety of all staff and offenders at CCC.

Investigator York is pictured with: Deputy Warden Kim Herring, RN Lisa York (spouse), and Warden Chris McBee.

New Team Members

Judy Wade – Office Support Assistant (P&P) – transfer from CRCC – 6/2/19

Terry Cowan – Probation & Parole Officer I – 6/24/19

Micky Snyder – Licensed Practical Nurse – 6/24/19

Kelsea Woelfle – Substance Abuse Counselor I – 6/24/19

Promotions

Chance Guffey – Electronics Technician II (MWII in-tr) – 6/23/19

Brandon Doss – Academic Teacher I – 6/30/19

Town Hall Report

May 28 – 14 staff members attended

May 29 – 3 staff members attended

May 30 – 5 staff members attended

Staff questions were presented regarding nicotine lozenges for the offender population, staff training, and medical lay-ins.  Items from the section head meeting were also shared with present staff.

Town Hall meetings in June were held June 13, and June 14. 

Important Dates

July 1 – Food Day

July 4 – HOLIDAY

July 12-14 – CRCC Staff Transfers

July 30 – Deferred Comp Rep David Gibson

 


Sharp Ceremony 2
Sharp Ceremony 2

May 2019

Memorial Ceremony and Balloon Release for CO I Adron Sharp

On Saturday, May 4, 2019, a memorial service was held for former CO I Adron Sharp. In attendance were Sharp’s family, CCC Administration, and several others to show their support. Warden McBee led the memorial service, Chaplain Murphy led the guests in prayer, and some fellow co-workers took time to share stories and say a few words. The memorial service then moved outside for a memorial balloon release. Snacks and refreshments were served afterward. A check was presented to the mother of Mr. Sharp and his children from the money raised by CCC staff to help the family.

Sharp Ceremony 3
Sharp Ceremony 3

Employee of the Month

CO I Theresa Snider

On March 15, 2019, Theresa was conducting a search/wing tour of a housing unit and found an item of dangerous contraband. She removed the item and filled out necessary paperwork and forwarded to the Captains office for disposition. Her discovery ensured the further safety and security of the institution.

New Team Members

John Riead – Academic Teacher II – 5/1/19

Stephanie Breig – Substance Abuse Counselor I – 5/13/19

Stacy Hall – Licensed Practical Nurse – 5/17/19

CCC May EOM CO I Theresa Snider
CCC May EOM CO I Theresa Snider

Retirements

Judith Hawkins – Corrections Officer II – 5/31/19

Kathy Tutt – Corrections Training Officer – 5/31/19

Town Hall Report

No summary due to Town Hall meetings scheduled for last week of May (May 28 at 2 p.m., May 29 at 6 a.m., and May 30 at 3 p.m.)

Important Dates

June 4 – ETA Deadline

June 6 – Comp Payout Deadline for June 14 payday

June 7 – Food Day

June 10-12 – PREA Audit

June 18 – ETA Deadline

June 20 – Comp Payout Deadline for June 28 payday

 


April 2019

CCC Heartland Health fair
Heartland health fair

CCC hosts 2019 Heartland Health Fair

On Thursday, April 25, 2019, CCC hosted a health fair for staff called 'Know Your Numbers.' Staff members were given a personal wellness card upon registration and took their card to receive screenings at various stations including hearing, vision, blood pressure, blood glucose, and vein screening. Guests were also given freebies, such as informational packets, water bottles, pens, fresh fruit, healthy snack bars. Over 100 staff members attended, and prizes were drawn for each individual booth.

Employee of the Month

CO I Donald Jahraus

On February 27, 2019, while moving and searching a storage cabinet in a housing unit day room, CO I Donald Jahraus discovered an item of dangerous contraband. Donald properly disposed of the item by turning it over to the institutional investigator. Donald's keen observation and swift removal of the contraband greatly contributed to the safety and security of the institution.

Distinguished Service Award

CCC Employee of the Month CO I Donald Jahraus
Employee of the Month CO I Jahraus

CO I Todd Mustain

While working in Housing Unit 2, CO I Todd Mustain utilizes his Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) appropriately and continues to be professional when dealing with staff and offenders.Todd remains professional with offenders even in the most difficult situations. An award ceremony was held on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Chillicothe Correctional Center.

New Team Members

  • CO I Ryan Reeter 
  • CO I Dylan Robinson
  • RN Holly Fraley
  • FUM Gail Phillips
  • CCM II Karen Gatton
  • CCM I Mandy Corbin
Distinguished Service Award CCC Mustain
Distinguished Service Award CO I Todd Mustain

Town Hall Report

April 1 at 3 p.m. – 4 staff attended

April 2 at 6 a.m. – 0 staff attended

April 3 at 9 a.m. – 3 staff attended

Staff questions were presented regarding employees and visitors showing ID at all entry points of the institution, the Reading with the Dogs program, call-out entries in the AS400, and sanctioning for conduct violations. Items from the section head meeting were also shared with present staff.

Important Dates

  • May 2: Food Day, PBC Dress Down Day, ETA Deadline
  • May 6: Comp Payout Deadline for May 15 payday
  • May 8: Holiday (Truman Day)
  • May 20: ETA Deadline
  • May 22: Comp Payout Deadline for May 31 payday
  • May 27: Holiday (Memorial Day)
  • May 28: Town Hall at 2 p.m.
  • May 29: Town Hall at 6 a.m.
  • May 30: Town Hall at 3 p.m.