Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center/Cremer Therapeutic Community Center (FRDC/CTCC)

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August 2020

EOM Idella Hudnell
EOM Idella Hudnell

Employee of the Month

CO I Idella Hudnell

During a time of fear and chaos, CO I Hudnell volunteered for a post that most weren’t ready to take on.  With no prior training, she stepped up and accepted the post as a quarantine officer.  A post that is risky, and can be stressful CO I Hudnell rose to the occasion, showcasing exceptional work while maintaining composure and professionalism.  She truly embraces the everyday challenges of being a quarantine officer.  I would like CO I Hudnell to know she is greatly appreciated for stepping up and doing a fantastic job.  To all the other quarantine officers, I also would like to acknowledge the work you all are doing and say thank you. In the photo are (from left):  Major Scott Colter, CO I Idella Hudnell, CO I Komla Foly, Lt. Richard Harrison

Turner and Stone
Turner and Stone

Awards & Recognition

Kudos to CCMII Lisa Turner & CCMII Victoria Stone for their dedication of service, efficiency and professionalism in the Perm Housing Units. Before Unit Manager Sheffield, Lisa and Victoria have consistently handled their individual case loads and done an outstanding job preparing offenders for work release and outside clearance. Thanks guys for your contribution to FRDC! Left to right:  CCMII Lisa Turner and CCMII Victoria Stone

New Team Members

Wendy Black, COI

Anita Connell, COI

Courtney Anderson, COI

Jonathan Neal, COI

Joseph Claar, COI

Jared Slisz, CO

Retirements

COII Jerry Atterberry retired 7/31/20

Personnel Clerk Hope Raps retired 8/31/20

COIII Joseph Deville retired 8/31/20

Staff Moves

COI Steven Anderson transferred to FRDC CKII; efft:  8/16/20

COI Philip Goldsmith transferred to BCC; efft:  8/30/20

Town Hall Report

Attendance:  15

Topics:  Mandated OT, FRDC closing, funds, stipend, staff shortage, Personnel Club, 10% COVID testing monthly, time clock system, COVID screeners for staff, AC not working, OT code and staff working overtime are not receiving federal time

 


EOM Tyler Jensen
EOM Tyler Jensen

July 2020

Employee of the Month

CO Tyler Jensen

On May 10, 2020 COI Tyler Jensen was observing Housing Unit 1 returning from Mainline.  During this time he observed multiple offenders going to D-wing, running up the stairs, and into Cell 233. He immediately went to D wing and pulled the offenders out into the rotunda. This is where he found that an offender had dangerous contraband on his person.  He knew that these offenders were from B wing. During the questioning, it was determined that the offender intended to harm another offender from D wing. Due to Officer Jensen’s keen observation and awareness of the situation, he prevented a serious incident from occurring. This quality of situational awareness is a valuable asset in staff members here at FRDC. Officer Jensen’s actions are what employees should strive for.

Chris Hutchason
Chris Hutchason

Awards & Recognition

Congratulations for perfect attendance!! Your great job performances are an asset to our team.

COII Chris Hutchason

COII Daniel Dempsey

COI Kini Ebong

Kini Ebong
Kini Ebong
Daniel Dempsey
Daniel Dempsey

Left to Right:  COI Komla Foly, COIII Bryan Pantaleo [Pic: Foly]

Left to Right:  COI Cecil McNew, COIII Bryan Pantaleo [Pic: McNew]

Left to Right:  CSI Amanda Watts, COI Kelsey Miller, COIII Justin Turner [Pic: Miller]

Left to Right:  CSI Amanda Watts, COI Trevor Padget [Pic: Padget]

Cecil McNew
Cecil McNew
Komla Foly
Komla Foly

New Team Members

David Ruffing, COI

Fleishia Wahlin, COI

Daphne Simpson, COI

Latrellus Colbert, COI

Promotions

Trevor Padget
Trevor Padget
Kelsey Miller
Kelsey Miller

David Sheffield promoted to FUM 7/12/20

Retirements

CKII John Buechter 7/31/20

OSA Bev Boulger 7/31/20

Staff Moves

COI Michael J. Williams came from OCC to FRDC 7/20/20

Town Hall Report

Attendees:  15

Martinez CPOF
Martinez CPOF

Topics:  On-going COVID issues, A/C units throughout the institution, consistency among the shifts, overtime, stipend, 12-hour shifts, transfers, filling positions

Important Dates

School Supply Drive – July 15th – August 5, 2020

Success Story

On June 15, 2020 COII Richard Martinez was assaulted by an offender, receiving several non life-threatening injuries. Corrections Employees risk their lives when they come to work each and every day. They forfeit time with their families, while working overtime to ensure shifts are covered and give so much of themselves to make a difference. The Correctional Peace Officers Foundation’s mission is “Taking Care of Our Own” and were gratified to be able to assist CO II Richard Martinez.  Left to Right:  COII Richard Martinez, CSI Amanda Watts

 

 


EOM Connie Saunders
EOM Connie Saunders

June 2020

Employee of the Month

CCM II Connie Saunders

When you 're asked to think of a superhero you may think of someone who has extraordinary abilities and powers; however Connie's superhero ability is a heart for service with a perfect seam. Over the course of several weeks, Connie has devoted her time to make face coverings for our medical professionals at FRDC. Recognizing a nationwide shortage, Connie’s main goal was to provide an essential resource to safeguard the well being of her fellow team members. Utilizing donated and self-supplied materials, Connie tirelessly turned random scraps of material into over 150 hand sewn masks. She has always been the type of person to consider others before herself. Her remarkable selfless service makes her our perfect hero for FRDC 's Employee of the Month. 

Dress down day
Dress down day

New Team Members

Victor Austin, COI

Brandon Rook, COI

Michael White, COI

Christopher Winfrey, COI

Staff Moves

CKII Zachary Klebba went to Cook Chill 6/8/20

COI Marcos Estrada-Villialba went to CSC 6/14/20

COI Douglas Gibson, COI came from CSC 6/6/20

COI Robert LaRose went to OCC 6/28/20

COI Deborah Jones went to KCRC 6/28/20

COVID testing
COVID testing

Town Hall Report

Attendance 13.  Topics:  COVID sentinel testing, offender population, staff shortage

Success Story

Dress Down Day…Last Friday’s Dress-down day was a hit!! Loren’s southern girl accent was spot-on.

Thanks to all custody and non-custody who participated. Left to right:  Kyle Groll, Joe Mundwiller, Loren Melton, Jesse Browning. 

FRDC rocked the sentinel testing with no offender refusals, but 3 staff refusals: 2 from DAI and 1 from Corizon. On day one Cpt. Watts was in charge of organizing and overseeing offender testing; she did fantastic. Corizon nursing staff, CERT, and Classification kicked butt and ensured all FRDC offenders were tested. The nursing staff was extremely tired, but pushed through. CERT was instrumental in assisting with getting this done. After a brief break in the afternoon, they all started again around 1pm and completed the offenders in segregation. In total Monday, 1,071 offenders were testing. In addition, 331 staff were tested which included FRDC, CTCC and Corizon. With all of the testing and preparing samples for delivery, day one was extremely intense.  Everyone was very helpful. The FUMS, case managers, records, administrative team, Fire & Safety, Custody and our employee health nurse made sure everything was set up for the National Guard each day. The administrative assistants generated all of the paperwork, labels and consent forms to complete the process.  After testing was completed daily, a spreadsheet had to be reconciled to show all who were tested and that had to be sent to central office for verification. The rest of the team labeled the samples and placed them in alphabetical order and then in a container to be shipped to the lab. Groups of 2 case managers made trips to the lab in Lees Summit Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  A total of 1,502 samples were sent.

 

 


CTCC Employee of the Second Quarter 2020

COI Ash Heath
CO I Ash Heath

 

CO I Ash Heath

A big heartfelt congratulations to COI Ash Heath, CTCC’s Employee of the Second Quarter!  Through these very stressful and tough times, Officer Heath has been giving his fellow employees several items with no regards for payment.   Upon realizing that some household items in need were hard to find by most, he continuously went from store to store to buy paper products and trying to locate enough sanitizer for himself and family.  Along the way he found a way to make sanitizer.  Since this item was in short supply he decided to try to make his own.  Once he perfected his ingredients with rubbing alcohol and Aloe vera gel he began every day at work asking his co-workers if they needed anything.  And every day someone did and was a recipient of his generosity and quick wit on supply and demand of those items needed.  He never asked for anything in return and to this day he is still asking staff if they need anything. 

 


May 2020

EOM Trevor Padget
EOM Trevor Padget

Employee of the Month

CO I Trevor Padget

CO I Trevor Padget was nominated for his dedication, motivation, and hard work. The nomination said, "Trevor works a numerous amount of overtime to assist with staff shortage. There is not one occurrence where I have witnessed Trevor give anything other than 100% in his work performance. He is a well-rounded officer that can work all posts within the institution. He assists his fellow coworkers and supervisors with details without being asked to. He always has a smile on his face along with a positive attitude. His attitude has a positive effect on his coworkers which helps boost morale. He is able to multi task, and handle stressful situations calmly. While working on overtime, he remains in the wings during mass movement, completes thorough security checks, and counts. He completes thorough searches of offenders and their living areas.  He is professional when interacting with the offender population.  Even with the amount of overtime Trevor works, he always maintains a positive attitude. He displays the highest amount of excellence in his job duties. He treats his fellow coworkers with respect and dignity. Trevor  is a true asset to FRDC.

Social Distancing - Ed & Med
Social Distancing - Ed & Med

New Team Members

Walter Miles, III, COI

Marie Grosz, COI

Rebecca Hogan, COI

Retirements

Donald Morard, COII 6/1/20

Staff Moves

Isaiah Jones went to NECC 5/17/20

Villain
Villain

Jerome Jarvis went to CTCC as a COI 5/17/20

Lane Phelps went to NECC 5/1/20

Deborah Jones COI came from KCRC 5/10/20

Town Hall Report

17 Attendees.  Topics:  COVID updates, reducing overtime, staff morale, pulse survey, staff shortage, open positions,

Important Dates

Next Town Hall meeting June 17th

Success Story

Social Distancing 101 – 6 feet of distance, close at heart! Thanks to our Education & Medical Staff for keeping

Staff appreciation lobby
Staff appreciation lobby

“Best Photos” alive. We will get through this as a stronger and more resilient family.

Surprise!! Villains care about the safety and well-being of FRDC staff too! Whatever it takes and whomever is willing to assist, we can make it happen. Employed as a supervisor for DOC is the only prerequisite for the position.  We were in the process of screening an application for Dracula, but thought that might be overkill.

FRDC Administrators decorate the lobby to show staff appreciation.

 


EOM Marvin Jones
EOM Marvin Jones

April 2020

Employee of the Month

CO I Marvin Jones

Upon responding to an altercation between two offenders, officer Jones' keen observation prevented an offender from attempting to hide dangerous contraband.He was able to get a dangerous item removed from the yard and secured as evidence. Jones' actions greatly contributed to the safety and security of offenders and staff. 

Awards & Recognition

CO I Padget was presented with a certificate, card, and a coin for his perfect attendance for the quarter. He hasn’t reported an unscheduled absence since August 29th, 2019.

Perfect Attendance
Perfect Attendance

New Team Members

Austin Borek, COI

Richard Lewis, COI

Christopher Moore, COI

Michael Pfeifer, COI

Cory Carson, COI

Phillip Miller, COI

Staff Moves

IAC Cara Page transferred to FCSC 4/5/20

COI Doris Newman transferred to CTCC 4/19/20

Town Hall Report

Fighting COVID-19
Fighting COVID-19, Connie Saunders

15 attendees.

Topics:  COVID-19, offender transfers

Important Dates

Next town hall May 20, 2020

Success Story

Below are just a few examples of how the FRDC Family has banned together in an effort to fight COVID-19!  Maintenance and their sanitizer holder, warehouse workers and their spray nozzle design, medical providing in-house care and in depth screening, food service providing in-house meals, Fire & Safety – disinfectant sprayer and safety education, Recreation and their activity workbooks, Chaplain making in-house visits, Mental Health providing self-guided exercises, Laundry-hemming staff pants and increasing operations, Business Office – securing vendors for essential supplies.

 


March 2020

EOM Danielle Mann
EOM Danielle Mann

Employee of the Month

 

CO I Danielle Mann

On February 10, 2020, CO I Mann was conducting a routine security check of Housing Unit 2-D wing. She noticed a suspicious item lying on the ground near the offender’s phones. She had the presence of mind to remove the bag from the wing and secure it in the control bubble. She maintained control of the item until it was turned over to the investigator who tested the contents of the bag.  On February 11, 2020, CO I Mann was conducting the living area searches of Housing Unit 2 while the offenders were going to mainline. During the search of one of the cells, she discovered another suspicious item. It was turned over to the investigator, who confirmed it was a quantity of dangerous contraband..

Because of CO I Mann’s attention to detail, her quick thinking, and her proper handling of evidence, dangerious contraband has been removed from our institution, and offenders will be held accountable for their actions. This makes our institution a safer place for staff, offenders, and ultimately the public. 

New Team Members

Angela Maddalone, OSA

Michael Hansen, CKII

Rebecca Elias, OSA

Amber Musgrove, OSA

Annette Wieberg, COI

Mathew Stone, COI

Robert Freeman, COI

Brian Morris, COI

Benjamin Robertson, COI

Promotions

James Welch promoted to MSII 3/1

Retirements

Ref. Mech II Robert Crowley 3/31

Staff Moves

CSI Kenneth Wells wen to BCC 3/1

COI Paul Baldwin promoted to COII @ JCCC 3/8

COI Matthew King appointed to ROI 3/8

COI Doris Newman went to CTCC 3/22

From JCCC COI Dominique Rose was appointed to FRDC 3/29

Town Hall Report

41 in attendance.

Topics:  COVID-19, borrowed time, safety of staff, quarantine, overtime, Corrections Way, communication and supervision, recruitment

Important Dates

Next Town Hall – April 15th

Success Story

CCMII Lisa Turner
CCMII Lisa Turner

Best Photo…This week’s Best Photo goes to CCMII Lisa Turner!! Lisa received Employee of the Month at FRDC in 2019, and now Employee of the Month at Central Office for the entire Department. Please congratulate Lisa for her outstanding work and contribution to FRDC. She truly cares about the welfare of staff and remains humble when being praised by the Administration and the Executive Team. Click on the link below if you want to read the story which lead to this prestigious award. FYI – Lisa wants everyone to know that Lt. Tanner Womack played an instrumental role in this honor for his hard work and dedication as an outstanding custody supervisor. Thanks Lisa, we are very proud of you.


Assistant Warden Kyle Groll
Assistant Warden Kyle Groll

February 2020

Big News

FRDC’s Assistant Warden…We are pleased to announce the promotion of Kyle Groll to Assistant Warden at the Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center effective Sunday, February 9, 2020!  Mr. Groll started his career with the Missouri Department of Corrections in 2001 at the Jefferson City Correctional Center as a Corrections Officer I.  He also held the positions of Corrections Classification Assistant, Probation & Parole Assistant II, and Corrections Case Manager II between the Algoa Correctional Center, Cremer Therapeutic Community Center, Probation & Parole Command Center, and the Fulton Reception & Diagnostic Center. Mr. Groll is currently the Functional Unit Manager for our permanent cadre at FRDC.  His education includes an Associate Degree in General Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia College in Missouri.  His experience, initiative, and self-motivation will be an asset in his new position.

Newest Corrections Way ambassadors
Newest Corrections Way ambassadors

Our second round of THE CORRECTIONS WAY is under way!!! Please join us in welcoming our newly appointed Corrections Way Ambassadors:  Left to right, CKIII Donna Kelly, CROI Sarah Strickland, COII Rhonda Tarrants, CCMII Tequilla Jackson, and CKIII Lisa Anderson & CCMII Audrey ‘Bri’ Goff. Thank you all for taking the lead and we cannot wait to see the “flava” you’ll bring to TCW!  

Employee of the Month

CK II Stacie Schmidt

EOM Stacie Schmidt
EOM Stacie Schmidt

On December 29, Cook Schmidt was the only cook working in food service for the noon meal and the evening meal. During the meals she asked for custody staff to assist her, to which help was provided for both meals. She was able to get both meals ready to serve, get the food carts prepared and sent out as well as get both outside facility meals ready and sent to Control Center for them to be picked up. She ensured that custody staff knew the meal portions and what offenders were assigned to the lines as well as making sure she had the adequate number of offenders to work in the kitchen. Her leadership and the ability to communicate with two different shifts and being able to successfully serve two meals deserves to be selected for the employee of the month

 

DOC Employee of the Month

DOC EOM Lisa Turner
DOC EOM Lisa Turner

CCM II Lisa Turner

CCMII Lisa Turner was selected as the Missouri Department of Corrections Employee of the Month for February 2020. Her

contributions to the department have not gone unnoticed. In her position as Corrections Case Manager II, she has gone above and beyond her normal working duties. In addition to her many responsibilities at FRDC, Ms. Turner saw a need for help from a fellow staff member.  While Ms. Turner’s shift was over she did not hesitate when asked by a supervisor to take a fellow officer home that had fallen ill and required transportation. With her attention on the road and on the officer she knew something was just not right and persisted that this officer seek medical treatment. Finally realizing she was right she not only took this officer to the hospital, stayed with the officer during medical treatment, but then drove the officer home. She truly displayed what compassion and TEAMWORK is.  She demonstrated great leadership in recognizing there was a need, even though it took time away from her own personal life and family to meet the needs of an officer in distress.   Her high professionalism, display of compassion and TEAMWORK demonstrates her assistance in improving lives for safer communities. Her example is an inspiration! She is an excellent role model and an example of professionalism for the Corrections community

MT Brandon Brewer
MT Brandon Brewer

New Team Members

COI Lane Phelps transferred from NECC 2/9/20

COI Steven Anderson

COI Brittney Gentzel

COI Rodney Harrell

COI Joshua White

COI Alexandrea Doyle

CKII Paige Gilmore

Promotions

Offender Mural
Offender Mural

COI Michael Kingsley promoted to COII, efft:  2/9/20

CCMII Gordon White promoted to FUM, efft:  2/16/20

Town Hall Report

2/19/20 – 25 attendees.  Topics:  Pulse Survey, Growth and Development, reduction of comp time, job bids, benefits & pay, mentors, uniforms, direction the department is heading, improving our work environment, new time clock system, radios for all staff

Success Story

This week’s best photo goes to our Maintenance Dept. for a job well done!! Please congratulate Brandon Brewer when you see him for successfully passing the certification to perform Motor Vehicle Inspections. In addition, a special “thanks” to Arlen, Jarvis, Daniel, Brandon Irwin, Glen and those who made securing our front entrance possible. You guys always do a fantastic job and your contribution at FRDC is appreciated. 

Go Chiefs!
Go Chiefs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


FRDC recruitment billboard
FRDC recruitment billboard

January 2020

Big News

 

Recruitment Billboard…..Come join the FRDC Family!! Recruitment is at the forefront of our thoughts as we diligently pound the pavement for new talent and experience. In cooperation with the Missouri DOC Public Information Office, our staff photos have been placed on the department’s Facebook page. In addition, we have a billboard on Highway 54 east, just past Fulton Exit H. There are so many things to be proud of when working for the Department of Corrections & FRDC in the great state of Missouri. We are united, we are strong, and together we are working to Improve Lives for Safer Communities.

Employee of the Month

EOM Anthony Senkowski
EOM Anthony Senkowski

OSA Anthony Senkowski  

Christopher - Anthony is excellent at all of his job duties in the archives position of records OSA. He helps his neighbors with anything that he can and is very knowledgeable about most of the records processes. With that knowledge he is always willing to lend a helping hand or answer questions. Also when he has time available he helps with the other records positions.  When Anthony started the file room and archives area were a mess.  Anthony came in like a “BOSS” and handled both areas effortlessly.  He is a hard working young man who you will hardly ever see sitting down. If you need a file located he is your guy. Any institution in the state can send records an email looking for a file and Anthony is on it and 99% of the time he will find it.  Anthony is a HUGE asset to the Records Department. He managed to get the archives learned and in order, I would say in just under a month. I think that his work ethic and the ability to stay positive just shows not only his character but also what new employees coming in can strive to be like.  He brings a brightness to the work area and can make any bad day a good one. He shows great leadership skills in showing our newest employees how to run the file room and or archives.

Awards & Recognition

Employee of the Year Michael Lorance
Employee of the Year Michael Lorance

Employee of the Year 2019…CO II Michael Lorance:  I would like to nominate CO I Michael Lorance.  He went above and beyond his expectations to boost morale here at FRDC.  He has paid out of his own pocket to have bracelets made for all the staff to go along with the new DOC T-shirt theme. He would like to pay it forward as FRDC has been his family for the past 10 years.  CO II Michael Lorance began his career with the Missouri Department of Corrections in December of 2008. Michael remembers his first day on shift at the Fulton Reception & Diagnostic Center and remembers thinking “What did I get myself into?” He wasn’t questioning his career choice, but wanted to make sure he had the necessary skills and experience to deal with the unknown. “I’ve always liked the job,” Michael states, “There was an instant feeling of being a part of a family and being valued as a person.” Michael takes pride in how he has been able to build rapport with both staff and offenders over the last 10 years and that trend continues today. Lorance got the idea from a bailiff during a court out count that offered him a bracelet and declared that everyone in this profession is family. Michael left the courthouse thinking about the bailiff’s word and became inspired. “I thought about it a lot,” he stated. “If we pass these out, maybe everyone will get that feeling.” CO II Lorance has given Thin Silver Line bracelet to more than 300 staff members as they passed through the lobby of FRDC. CO II Lorance has also given the bracelet to staff at other facilities so the feeling of “team” and “family” transcends FRDC. Way-to-go, Michael; the feeling is definitely catching on!

New Team Members

Arlando Van Hook, CO I

Rylan Parrish, CO I

Natassia Stokes, CO I

Rodney George, CO I

Tara Geldner, CK II

Promotions

CO I Francis Young promoted to NECC as Fire & Safety Specialist 1/5/20

CO III Joshua Cephus promoted to CS I at FRDC 1/5/20

MS II Arlen Rieger promoted to PPS II at FRDC 1/13/20

OSA Tryxie Moses promoted to SOSA (Mailroom) 1/26/20

Retirements

CO I Charles Ridgel

Staff Moves

CK II Katie McCown class transfer to FRDC P&P as an OSA

Training

CO I Victoria Kempfer was selected as the Field Training Officer of the Month.

Town Hall Report

FRDC group recruitment photo
FRDC group recruitment photo

18 in attendance.  Topics:  importance of security (front lobby), video clip of a riot, contraband, searches, strategic plan, mentoring program, security checks (30-minutes), appreciation board, enhanced offender escorting, new time clock system, mandatory overtime, offender population and staffing, complacency and breaches of security, staff members and essential functions, aggressive offenders.

Important Dates

Winter Prom Fundraiser for 2020 Christmas Party – Blow Pop Sale – Winner for the Warden’s parking spot for a week was LMII Tammy Risher

Success Story

FRDC is leading the way in professionalism! Check out the DOC Facebook page to see our post.

 


DORS Employee of the 4th Quarter

DORS Employee of 4th Quarter
Doug Coon

Doug Coon was recognized as the DORS Employee of the 4th Quarter.   

Doug has gone above and beyond what is normally expected of a treatment unit supervisor.  For many years he was a PTC Master Facilitator.  More recently, even though DORS staff typically don’t complete the ORAS assessments, he was trained on ORAS and became a trainer for ORAS/Case Management.  He has trained at least 2 classes to include P&P staff.  In November, DORS was asked to get all open treatment beds filled by December 15.  A meeting was held with DORS leadership and Doug was extremely helpful in the brainstorming process that took place that day, and also with implementing the plan that was developed during the meeting.  Since then, he has orchestrated the assessments getting completed at ACC, TCC and MCC and is following up to ensure the assessed offenders at these locations are getting booked a bed for treatment and transferred.  He has done this all while continuing to manage the treatment units at CTCC and FRDC.  He is a dedicated and hardworking DORS employee.

 


CTCC Employee of the First Quarter 2020

Leslie Burch, CTCC Employee of the First Quarter 2020
Leslie Burch, CTCC Employee of the First Quarter 2020

CTCC is pleased to announce that Leslie Burch, OSA has been elected as CTCC’s Employee for the first quarter of 2020.  Ms. Burch was nominated for her willingness to help her fellow employees regardless of the task. She helped with the transition of the new supervisor at the ARM unit. She keeps track of offenders needing ASI’s. She makes sure the callouts get sent to the appropriate people. She jumps on any additional task asked of her. She is always pleasant to be around and has kind words to say. Additionally, Leslie has almost singlehandedly scanned in approximately 4000 stored treatment files into the electronic record keeping system. She is definitely an asset to the CTCC team!

 

 


December 2019

CO I Randi Duvall
CO I Randi Duvall

Big News

FRDC – 20/20 Vision….As we are rapidly approaching the New Year, I challenge you to take off the proverbial sunglasses and experience something new. PCMC (Personnel Club/Morale Committee) has a ton of surprises including the much anticipated Christmas Party at the end of the year. In 2020 we want:

  • Tighter Security
  • Improved Morale
  • Teamwork
  • Professional Development for Future Leaders
  • Better Community Relationships
  • A Facility that is Well-Maintained
  • Restorative Justice/Better Programming
  • A Place that is great to work – Zero staff vacancies!

This list is ambitious and simply cannot be accomplished by the Administration. We will be coming to you and asking you to stand beside us in helping to reach these goals. So, put on your running shoes – this race is about to begin

Joe Woodson
Joe Woodson

December 14, 2019, marks a sad moment for FRDC as we were notified of the death of one of our family members. CO I Joseph Woodson was an officer with great humor, integrity, and kindness for his fellow staff. He took pride in training new officers and accepting challenges to improve on his work performance. During his short career with Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center, he made a huge impact on the people he worked with and for on 1st shift. He will be remembered for his silly punch lines and jokes with corny rap-ups. He will be remembered for his, "I don't want to be a negative Nancy" approach to the start of a serious conversation. Most importantly he will be remembered for his dedicated nature of getting the job done no matter the weather, circumstance, or time. He will be remembered by his peers, administration, and supervisors for his always being there for us, even in his own time of need. Officer Woodson, we have it from here. Rest easy brother.
 

2019 RJO Hat Donation
2019 RJO Hat Donation

The Restorative Justice Organization at FRDC recently donated over 250 handmade hats & scarves and 200 new

Christmas stocking to SERVE, Inc.  The Serve program, which is 100% local, helps provide gifts for children in need, plus a full Christmas meal for each participating family.  After local low-income families sign up, community members, organizations and groups get to "adopt" each child and purchase gifts. Each child receives, "Something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read."  The program also includes senior citizens and individuals with disabilities, who receive a Christmas stocking packed with goodies. Pictured are Courtney Harrison, Executive Director at SERVE and IAC Cara Page. 

 

FRDC Personnel Club had Breakfast with Santa on Saturday,

Breakfast with Santa
Breakfast with Santa

December 14, 2019.  Grinch pancakes and sausage were served along with coffee and hot chocolate.  Santa was COII William Bauer, who handed out beanie baby toys donated by IAC Cara Page (Restorative Justice).  We had approximately 75 people show up for breakfast!!  [Pic: Breakfast with Santa 2019]

Employee of the Month

CO I Kevin Ware

On November 2, 2019 CO I Kevin Ware was part of a Use of Force in Housing Unit 8. Two offenders had refused all directives from institutional staff. Although Kevin is a relatively new officer with limited experience in dealing with hostile offenders, he capably assisted CO III Bryan Pantaleo in securing the offenders and moving them to a different cell. Although CO I Ware is a new officer, he is a fast learner

EOM Kevin Ware
EOM Kevin Ware

and a very hard worker. He never complains about any task he is asked to do, and he always shows up to work with a “can do” attitude and is always willing to lend a helping hand. CO I Ware is truly an asset to the department and the institution.

Awards & Recognition

Years of Service:

5-Year: (from left) Dana Reed, Tyler DuPont, Mary Byrd, Elizabeth Harris, Terry Tyler, Tequilla Jackson (Not pictured:  Norman Domenico, Kini Ebong, Karen Smith, Richard Wood) 

10-Year: (from left) Richard Martinez, Robert Carroll (Not pictured:  Robert Crowley, Eric Dahlem)

15-Year: (from left) Jason See, Bobby Norris, Linda Blissett-Smith (Not pictured:  Jeremy Heffner, Herbert Schmelz) 

5 years
5 years

20-Year: (from left) Carrie Atterberry, Mattie Stiers, Stephen Arens, Sara Sheets (Not pictured:  Christina Baker, Gary Moss)

25-Year: (from left) Shawn Twyman, Jeffery Schoening, Scott Colter (Not picture:  Donald Clark, Joseph Deville)

New Team Members

CO I Elise Darrell

OSA Sarah Smith

Promotions

CO I Megan Garcia promoted to CCM I 12/29/19

10 years
10 years

Retirements

SOSA Christina Baker

CO I Marla Trotter

Cook III Susan Alexander

Staff Moves

Tanya Douley, ICMHS went to DORS as Mental Health Contract Monitor

Roger Smith, CO I to CTCC 12/29/19

Town Hall Report

15 years
15 years

Attendees:22

Topics:  Professionalism in the workplace, pulse survey, agility test, drugs and violence on the inside, new time clock, job bids; Hire True, strategic plan initiatives, TB testing and emergency contact information update, key issues, front entry access, and radio etiquette

Important Dates

Personnel Club December Events:           

Field of Joy Tree Lighting – 12/2

Christmas Parade – 12/7

Silent Auction – 12/9

20 years
20 years

Jacket sales – 12/16

Breakfast with Santa – 12/14

Staff Christmas Meal – 12/18

Jean Day – 12/16 and 12/27

 

Upcoming:

Town Hall – January 15, 2020

Personnel Club Events: 

Roll Out of Jacket and T-shirt designs

Chili Cook off

25 years
25 years

Personnel Club Elections

Warden Parking Spot Auction

Success Story

Cameron Hunsaker and his wife Angie contemplated adoption for several years.  Finally, in 2016 their lives were changed forever and they received their calling!  Kameron/KJ (green shirt) is 8 years old and Hunsaker states, “He runs the show and is the BOSS of everything!”  KJ loves our Corrections Officers. His favorite is COI Ed McKinney with COI Robert Duncan as a close second. KJ had a wonderful experience at the Fulton State Parade and represented FRDC well.   Delilah (red dress) is 7 years old and her brother KJ calls her, “Salty.” Delilah has the gift of honesty and will tell anyone exactly what’s on her mind!  Emmitt (seated on Santa’s lap) is 6 years old and Hunsaker calls him his little “hug-a-bug.”   Once he meets you, he is all about hugging.  Emmitt met COI Kelley Gusé at the parade and is in love!  Atlas

Hunsaker's family
Hunsaker's family

(maroon shirt) is 4 years old and has been diagnosed with apraxia; a speech disorder that prevents him from speaking clearly.  Atlas is engaged in speech therapy twice a week and has learned a little bit of sign language. Don’t be fooled by this small stepping-stone; Altas will talk to you once he gets to know you.  These four beautiful and active children keep Cameron and his wife quite busy. For instance, they are taking swimming lessons, involved in ballet, karate, t-ball and basketball!  Cameron states, “The most important thing about this experience is the quality time we all share together. I never imagined owning a minivan and now we own 2!”  Cameron went on to say this positive change has been for the better.  “We are more active now than ever before and we sleep much less J. Adoption is so incredibly important. It creates families for children who need consistency and a loving home.

 

 


TCW Ambassadors
TCW Ambassadors

November 2019

Big News

TCW Ambassadors:  THUMBS UP for our 4 brand new Corrections Way Ambassadors! We started off the month of November with 2 Corrections Way workshops with an additional 2 scheduled for December. Our guys are excited and ready to take their boot camp experiences to fellow supervisors and co-workers at FRDC. Staff are catching on to “TRRAVL” – Trust, Respect, Rapport, Appreciation, Value & Listening. We are on our way with Corrections Way!  Left to Right: CCMIII Jeremy Heffner, COII William “Craig” Bauer, Lt. Adel Namassy & Lt. Justin Turner

Employee of the Month

CO II John Geldner

EOM John Geldner
EOM John Geldner

In an effort to save the institution money and resources, COII Geldner proposed utilizing discontinued uniform pants as an option for dress outs on offender releases. FRDC currently utilizes donated offender clothing for this purpose, if no donated clothing is available, then FRDC must purchase clothing from MVE which is deducted from the institutional budget.  Recently COII Geldner worked with classification staff and the investigator to develop a new method of processing offenders who have outside work clearance, such as MODOT and the City of Fulton.  Currently offenders smuggle contraband items in their clothing and shoes, and in many cases were hard to detect.  The method proposed would limit opportunities these offenders have to introduce contraband into the facility.  The proposed method would ensure offenders do not enter the facility with the same set of clothing they exited with. One set for entering the facility and one for exiting.  In addition, COII Geldner assisted with the recent staff appreciation BBQ.  He donated his personal time and his own BBQ grills which ensured the event was successful.  COII Geldner readily steps up to help other staff members when needed and is a valued team member who actively encourages teamwork. He can be relied upon to complete special projects at a moment’s notice. His encouraging support and words to his staff were instrumental in their participation in the Pulse Survey

New Team Members

Marcos Estrada-Villialba, COI

Cecil McNew, COI

John Garrett, COI

Promotions

COI Bobbie Sharp promoted to COII 11/3/19

COI Kimberly Krampe promoted to COII 11/3/19

AW Carrie Atterberry promoted to DW 11/10/19

OSA Christina Knott promoted to SOSA 11/10/19

Retirements

FUM Scott Griggs

Staff Moves

COI Andrew Spray inter-divisional transfer to District #26 as a PPA (11/17/19)

COI Jamaal Griffin transferred from JCCC (11/17/19)

COI Jessica Miller voluntarily demoted to an OSA (11/3/19)

Town Hall Report

Attendees:  25

Topics:  Hiring standards and staffing

30-minutes security checks

12-hour shifts

Blind spots throughout the institution

Self declares

Staff UA’s

Job bids and rotating staff

Communication between supervisors

Log entries

Professionalism

Opening of HU5

Measuring up to other institutions regarding overtime

FRDC CIT
FRDC CIT

CERT call-outs

Puppies 4 Parole

Important Dates

Field of Joy Tree Lighting – December 2nd

Fulton Christmas Parade – December 7

Breakfast with Santa – December 14th

Personnel Club Silent Auction – December 9-16th

Staff Holiday Meal – December 18th

Jean Days – November 15th & 27th, December 16th & December 27th

Personnel Club
Personnel Club

Success Story

FRDC Crisis Intervention Team! Our team has thrived under the leadership of Lt. James Smith.  At a conference Ms. Tandarich spoke very highly of Lt. Smith.  She believes Lt. Smith has set the bar for other facilities to follow. None of this would have been possible without his dedication and leadership.  TRUST, RESPECT, RAPPORT, APPRECIATION, VALUE, LISTENING) Back row (left to right): COII Tyler DuPont, COII Rusty Burch, COI Robert Duncan, CCMI Gregory Goodwin,  COI Paul Baldwin, COIII Richard Harrison, CTO Adrian Blissett, COI Austin Richardson, COIII James Smith, ICMHS Tonya Douleh.  Front row (left to right): COII John M. McClacherty; COI Temetra Knighten, COI Cynthia Haymart, CCMI Peggy Yan, COII Bill Rech, COII Angela Higgenbotham, COII Kimberly Krampe, COI Kandice Anderson, COI Michelle Marsh, COI Karen Truman, COI Jessica Miller, COI Robert Knight 

Personnel Club Members! Meet the FRDC Personnel Club & Social Committee! We are so proud of their hard work and dedication, these guys & gals have shown over the last several months.  (Left to right:  Sarah Strickland, Jeremy Heffner, Victoria Stone, Peggy Yan, Julie Kuntz and the tree topper John Geldner)

 


Matthew Spencer
Matthew Spencer

October 2019

Big News

In Memory….COI Matthew Spencer

First we would like to thank God for allowing The FRDC Family to be blessed with having the chance to meet and share in the life of COI Matthew Spencer.  Even though it was a short time, it was a time that everyone at FRDC will never forget. COI Spencer was a great officer; he could be placed in any post and would not complain. Matthew and COI Tyler Terry were inseparable.  Matthew, being fearless, placed a nice sum of money in the bin to put a pie in the face of COIII Joshua Cephus.  When the day came, he was the first one in the lobby waiting.  Without hesitation he shoved that pie right in COIII Cephus’ face and then had the nerve to ask for the day off!  Of course that didn’t happen! Matthew was an extraordinary officer with very little fear.  To COI Eric Dahlem, COI Tim Wyatt and the rest of the family, we would like to send you our condolences from The FRDC Family.

Family Day tour
Family Day tour
Trunk of Treat
Trunk of Treat

 

Trunk or Treat was a huge success this year! Staff from different areas of the institution donated candy.  We

had enough candy to fill the trunk of the Charger and were able to hand out candy by the handfuls. We made $600.00 that will benefit the Shop with a Hero event in December 2019.  

Family Day Tour- Held on Oct 12, 2019.  We had 139 staff and family members go on tours escorted by the CERT team.  Karen Truman painted kids’ faces from 7 a.m. until about 11:30, non-stop!  Kids enjoyed the bounce house.  We had hot dogs, chips, coffee, lemonade and hot chocolate.  We had pumpkins for kids to draw on and take with them.  We are thankful for all the help from CERT, Doris Falkenrath, Shawn Twyman, Donna Kelley, June Petree, Gary Jacobi and all of Personnel Club. 

To support Breast Cancer Awareness Month FRDC had a “Pink Out” jean day and raised $125!  We had a lot of staff participate with a lot of them wearing pink shirts and accessories.  Great turnout!

Pink Out
Pink Out

Employee of the Month

CCA Gary Moss

On July 25, 2019, the FRDC CERT team was activated which left the institution shorthanded and pulled many staff out of their normal posts to cover other areas of the institution. CCA Moss, current Bed Broker, was assigned as a CO I in the receiving unit before his promotion. He was proactive and assisted the receiving unit which handles all daily offender intake as well as court out counts, releases and transfers.  CCA Moss saw that COI Anderson was assigned to the transfer desk on this day and took it upon himself to ask if he was familiar with the position. COI Anderson said CCA Moss was extremely helpful and gave him a rundown of the daily duties and different tasks that might pop up throughout the day. COI Anderson said Moss stepped out of the bubble to assist him multiple times and he was blown away by Moss’ willingness to help and answer questions.  CO II Bauer, assigned to third shift, also expressed his appreciation for Moss taking the initiative to assist the staff assigned to the receiving unit.

EOM Gary Moss
EOM Gary Moss

Awards & Recognition

Charitable Campaign ‘Cutest Pet Contest’: The winner of the Cutest Pet Contest is Lindy owned by the Truman's.  Lindy brought in $57.00!  A grand total of $233.40 was collected for the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation!

New Team Members

Kelsey Miller, COI

Loren Melton, CCMI

Clayton Knipfel, COI

Susie Ehney, COI

Christopher Benson, OSA

Retirements

Charitable Campaign Cutest Pet
Charitable Campaign Cutest Pet

ET Ted Wilt

Staff Moves

Timothy Hays – Special Assistant Technician with MOCIS 10/15/19

Training

In support of the Field Training Officer (FTO) Program, beginning in January 2020 the training department will present a monthly award similar to the Employee of the Month award.  Each officer that receives the award will have their picture placed into a glass case on the month in which they are nominated and displayed in the training department.  Once the candidate has been selected the employee will submit their choice of two temporary consecutive RDO’s of their choice, which will be approved by the Major.  We feel this incentive will boost morale and would encourage others to want to become future Field Training Officers as we continue to strengthen and strive our program toward excellence.

Town Hall Report

24 Attendees.

Topics:  D2-11.14 Annual Requirements, Engage, benefits working for Corrections, offender counts, quality of staff, uniforms, key and tool accountability, role in the direction of the Department, new time clock for custody and food service, offender population and bed availability, Puppies for Parole, TCU beds being maxed out all the time and job bids.

Important Dates

Blood Drive October 8, 2019

Corizon held flu clinic for offenders October 11th

FRDC Family Day – October 12, 2019

Pink Out Day (Jean Day) – October 15, 2019

Walk to Fight Suicide – October 20, 2019 at Stephen’s Park, Columbia MO

Town Hall:  October 15th (3rd shift), October 23rd (2nd shift), October 23rd (1st shift)

 


Staff Appreciation
Staff Appreciation

September 2019

Big News

Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center held its annual employee appreciation luncheon on September 25.  Personnel club members Jeremy Heffner, Julie Kuntz, Laura Yan, and Victoria Stone took charge of setting up the event and serving hamburger, hotdogs, and pulled pork to second and third shift.  Assistant Warden Carrie Atterberry, FUM Kyle Groll, FUM Joe Mundwiller, CCM II Victoria Stone, and CO II John Geldner returned to the institution at 9:00 pm to cook and serve first shift staff.  A special thank you to CO II John Geldner with the assistance of FUM Scott Griggs and CCM II Christina Buxton for manning the grill throughout the day and to the numerous staff members who spent their Monday and Tuesday evenings making delicious desserts for the event. 

2019 MCA/MPPOA Fall Conference was held September 25 to September 27th at the Lake of the Ozarks, Lodge of the Four Seasons.   Shawn Twyman, Jeremy Heffner, Aubrey Goff and former case manager, now Parole Officer Sherry Pickett took part in the Scavenger Hunt, FATS training, and Crime Scene Investigation contest.  They placed 2nd place in the Crime Scene Investigation contest.  Breakout sessions included speakers on Dreamosophy, Opioid addiction, and Warning signs of body language.   Enjoyed a 2 hour boat tour around the Lake of the Ozarks provided by Securus and Guardian Exchange, with music by Shawn Campini. 

Staff Appreciation
Staff Appreciation

Employee of the Month

Lisa Turner, CCMII 

On July 25, 2019 during third shift there was an officer who became ill and required transportation to get home. Lisa Turner was leaving the institution and was asked by a supervisor if she would give the officer a ride. She agreed to take the officer home. While gathering directions to the officer’s house she knew something was not right. She asked the officer multiple times if they were okay, and if she could take the officer to the hospital. After being persistent, the officer finally accepted the offer to be taken to the hospital. Mrs. Turner stayed with the officer throughout medical treatment. After the officers medical needs were met, she drove the officer home. Mrs. Turner displayed compassion and team work. She identified unusual behavior and knew she needed to get the officer medical help. She took time away from her own personal life and family to meet the needs of an officer in distress.

CTCC Employee of the Fourth Quarter

CTCC CO I Mtchel Christy
CTCC Employee of 4th Quarter CO I Mtchel Christy

CO I Mitchel Christy

 “Officer Christy has helped several staff members by creating or assisting in the creation of forms.  Recently Officer Christy assisted AW Hays in creating a spread sheet for censored electronic mail coming in from JPay.  He worked diligently for almost 90 minutes to create the spreadsheet and also link the spreadsheet to an appeal letter that has to be generated for all censored mail.  His expertise saved a tremendous amount of time and stress.  He also creating an instruction sheet that gave directions to create a PDF fillable form.  In doing this COI Christy is going above and beyond his work details to assist other staff in making their jobs easier. “

COI Christy is also the one that came up with the Cremer Way suggestion to have a separate computer for the camera system so that the control center computer would function at a normal speed and capacity.  This idea has been implemented and benefitted the whole facility by enhancing efficiency of operations at the control center. 

 

MCA 2019
MCA 2019

New Team Members

CO I Danielle Strube

CO I Jeffery Maclin

CO I Larry Fritz

CK II Katie MCown

Derek Fitzgerald

Gerica Curry

Cameron Hunsaker P/T

Brandon Irwin

EOM Lisa Turner
EOM Lisa Turner

Michelle Furlong

Johnathan Jiordano

Promotions

OSA Jennifer Weldon promoted to PPA at Command Center

CO II Michael Leninsky

CO II Michael Lorance

Staff Moves

CO I Johnathan Houston accepted a CCM position at ACC

CO II Tanner Womack promoted to CO III at BCC

CPOF Ride
CPOF Ride

CO I Ashley Vollbracht transferred from WERDCC to FRDC

CO I Nichole Taylor transferred from CTCC to FRDC

Town Hall Report

Sep 2019: 29 attended. 

Topics:

With lower population, if closing a housing unit will the number of required rovers drop to one?

Capt’s & Lt’s rotation

Time Clock Plus System

Bailey
Bailey
Cephus
Cephus

FTO Training

Specialized housing units

Job bid process

Rewards for staff

New uniforms

Surveys

Mandatory OT

Puppies for Parole @ FRDC

Important Dates

Falkenrath
Falkenrath
Douleh
Douleh

Corrections Peace Officer Foundation Bike Ride Fundraiser – 1st Annual “Supporting Our Own” Bike Ride Fundraiser to benefit the Correctional Peace Officer’s Foundation was held in Columbia, MO at Mid-America Harley Davidson and was a huge success.  The fundraiser raised $5,045.35 for the Foundation!  At least 83 bikes participated and many other supporters were in attendance.  We cannot thank everyone enough to those supporting this fundraiser.

The Personnel Club held a silent auction to put a ‘Pie in the Face’ of staff’s favorite section head. A total of $472 was collected and proceeds will go back to the Personnel Club for more staff events!  

Suicide Awareness Month – September 30, 2019 $1.00 Jean Day

Jean & T-Shirt Days – September 16th and 30th

 


Billy Harris
Billy Harris

August 2019

Big News

Goodbyes are just the beginning of something bigger and better….Warden Harris has officially retired!  Mr. Harris was an exceptional leader. He did not give orders, he gave direction. Others give targets, he gave us a vision, others lead by authority he always led us by respect. He empowered up with the power of his knowledge. As a leader and a human being he was a true inspiration. He offered guidance, encouragement and most importantly he was a mentor to a lot of staff. He has shown the secret to success lies in the simple things like hard work and perseverance. It is one thing to be a boss, another thing to be a mentor, but completely different to be a leader. After thirty years of service and dedication it is time to lay rubber down the street, pray for traction he can keep, if he spins and begins to slide, please oh please protect his ride!

Employee of the Month

EOM Michael Lorance
EOM Michael Lorance

CO I Michael Lorance

CO I Michael Lorance was elected as the Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center Employee of the Month for August 2019. CO Lorance has went above and beyond his expectations to boost the staff morale here at FRDC. He has paid out of his own pocket to have bracelets made for all the staff to go along with the new DOC t-shirt theme. He wants all staff to feel like a team member. He would like to pay it forward as FRDC has been his family for the past 10 years. 

New Team Members

Isaiah Jones

Nathaniel Garrett

Kordel Moore

Megan Garcia

Zachary Glover

Harli McPike

Promotions

Nathan Bailey promoted to COIII 8/4/19

Bryan Pantaleo promoted to COIII 8/4/19

Retirements

Warden Billy D. Harris, August 31, 2019

Staff Moves

SOSA Sandra Carr moved to the SOSA position in Maintenance

COI Vincent Ford lateraled to TCC 8/25/19

COI Brittaney Smith lateraled to TCC 8/25/19

Town Hall Report

Attendance:  16

Topics:  What is the 5 years plan for FRDC?

How is the law that comes in effect at the end of the month going to affect the institution?  

Any word on closing WERDCC?

Can we have a tattoo parlor?

 


CPOF presentation
CPOF presentation Cephus

July 2019

Big News

CPOF’s mission is about “Taking Care of Our Own!”  This wonderful organization assists many Correctional Officers, employees and their families during their time of need. On May 22, 2019, CO III Joshua Cephus and IAC Cara Page were victims of a tornado. On behalf of the Corrections Peace Officer Foundation, FRDC’s Administration team presented a check to Cephus and Page. 

 

 

Employee of the Month

CPOF presentation Page
POF presentation Page

CCM II James Roesner

CCM II James Roesner was selected as the Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center Employee of the Month for July 2019. FRDC employee Major Scott Colter submitted a nomination, which contained some of the following comments: James or "Jr" consistently goes above and beyond his normal duties as a case manager. During his time at FRDC, Jr. has worn many hats and assisted various departments and staff members. He often works overtime as a COI to help fill in the holes within the custody ranks. He has demonstrated he is not afraid to step in and assist where ever and whenever needed. Jr. often assists with training activities which lessens the burden on custody staff members. Jr. is currently the CERT Field Commander and has been for several years. Many institutions have struggled to maintain their active CERT numbers, this has not been a problem at FRDC. Jr. takes great strides to maintain a full complement of CERT members and often has staff waiting to join the team. He has a lot of pride in the FRDC CERT team and leads by example. Jr. has been counted on to spearhead joint searches at FRDC which have ran incredibly smooth.

Awards & Recognition

EOM James Roesner
EOM James Roesner

Sgt. Nathan Bailey was presented with the Distinguished Service Award. This award is bestowed on a staff member by their colleagues for performing exceptional actions that promote professionalism, teamwork, integrity and/or safety. On the morning of November 26, 2018, at approximately 4:15 a.m., Bailey was on his way to work when he noticed that an accident had occurred involving a tractor trailer. From his observations, it appeared the driver of the 18-wheeler had lost control of the rig causing it to veer off the road and land upside down on its cab. Bailey immediately dialed 911 and attempted to rescue the driver that was trapped inside the vehicle. He was prepared to use the skills he had obtained through CPR training if needed. Upon arriving to the vehicle, he found the driver to be conscious and responsive. However, due to the severe condition of the cab, he was unable to gain access to the driver. Bailey

continued to gather pertinent information from the driver for First Responders in case the individual were to lose consciousness. When emergency personnel arrived, the victim had to be extracted from the cab and taken to University of Missouri for medical observation.

Distinguished Service Award Bailey
Distinguished Service Award Bailey

Bailey's quick response, recognition of the potential severity of the accident and immediate actions helped the victim remain calm until emergency personnel arrived. His actions prevented what could have led to a tragic outcome. 

 

 

CTCC Employee of the Third Quarter

AC II Stacy Lairmore

Stacy was nominated by two of his coworkers. One nomination reflects how willing Mr. Lairmore is to help train new addiction counselors by sharing ways that he has streamlined work functions. He is flexible and fills in when there are staff absences with little notice. He has developed a manual for AS400 and MOCIS to assist staff members, as well as created instructions for offenders to use when completing their treatment assignments. The other nomination also commends his keen sense of organization which he shares with others to be more efficient and effective in their work. One of his creations is a treatment outline that helps guide the staff when opening new offender files, notes, and plan objectives. 

Addiction Counselor II Stacy Lairmore
CTCC Employee of 3rd Quarter Stacy Lairmore

 

CTCC Personnel Club Pie in the Face fundraiser

The CTCC Personnel Club hosted a “Pie-N-The-Face” fundraising event on Wednesday, June 19. Five CTCC employees volunteered to take a pie in the face by their coworkers. Any staff member could purchase a pie to throw at any of the five volunteers. A good time was had by all, even those getting “pied”.  It was a successful event for the Personnel Club.

 

New Team Members

Alexia Sneed, OSA

Pie Face
CTCC Pie in the Face fundraiser

Crysta Miller, OSA

JP Denny, CO I

April Benson, CO I

Christina Baker, CO I

Terry Pruitt, CO I

Michael Hodges, CO I

Jack Starcher, CO I

Shaneice Lucas

Devin Wester

James Murphy

Wendy Akers retires from CTCC
Wendy Akers retires from CTCC

Michael Geren

Bryna Foreman

Noah Conley

Michelle Ruffin

Jimmie Buchholz

Diamond Vaughn

Brandon Littleton

Christopher Ratcliff

Tona Lomax

Promotions

CK II Minnie Via promoted to CO I

MW II Jason Daro promoted to MS I

ET James Tuttle promoted to MS I

Retirements

CO I Donald Beauchamp 7/31/19

Wendy Aker retires from CTCC

Tornado victim fundraiser
Tornado victim fundraiser

Please join CTCC in congratulating Wendy Akers on her retirement after 22 years working for the Department of Corrections. Wendy started her career with the department in May, 1997. During her career, she has worked at Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center, and Cremer Therapeutic Community Center. Her job classifications have included: Addiction Counselor II and III, Case Manager II, and Mail Room Clerk. She was a member of the Callaway County Women’s Republican Club, The Walnut Council, and the Capital City Farmer’s Market. She was also a Special Olympics coach, an AEL Instructor, and co-owner to Akers’ Sawmill and Akers’ Tree Farm. Wendy has touched many lives during her career, and she will be greatly missed by all.

Staff Moves

CO I Ryan Knight appointed to Storekeeper II 7/21/19

Training

Tornado victim fundraiser2
Tornado victim fundraiser

Victoria McBride visited July 23, 2019 to assist MoLearning Champions

Town Hall Report

26 attendees.  Topics:  Applicant Pro, MoLearning, IS20-1.7 Security Perimeter, writing good conduct violations, new uniforms, pay raise, broad pay range

Important Dates

Citizen Advisory Committee was held on July 22, 2019.

Next Town Hall meeting is scheduled for Aug. 14, 2019

Success Story

A silent auction fundraiser was held 7/1 – 7/10 for FRDC staff who were directly affected by the tornado in Jefferson City on May 22, 2019. Between the blow pop fundraiser held in June and the silent auction, a total of $676.00 was raised and presented to CO I Aaliyah, CO III Joshua Cephus, IAC Cara Page, and CO I Terry Tyler on July 24, 2019. 

New dogs for CTCC
New dogs for CTCC

Puppy Pic

Recently, the two treatment dogs that had lived at CTCC for several years retired to live with two CTCC employees. On July 9, 2019, CTCC opened its doors to two new treatment dogs to love and spoil. The new dogs, Skipper and Cabella  are adorable, young, and high spirited. The employees, along with the offenders, were happy to meet our new residents. The dogs were adopted from Algoa Correctional Center’s Puppies for Parole program, and we are very appreciative to them for their assistance with the whole process.  

 

 

 

 


FRDC staff members attend budget bill signing
FRDC staff members attend budget bill signing

June 2019

Budget Bill Signing

On Monday, June 10, 2019, Governor Parson and Director Precythe were at JCCC to sign the budget bill (which included the play plan).  Representatives from across the state attended. The following staff members from FRDC attended the big event:  Front row: Julie Kuntz, Shawn Twyman, Joseph Mundwiller, Scott Colter, Victoria Stone, Back row: Mark Wade, Kyle Groll, Fredrick Risher, Doris Falkenrath, James Day.

Employee of the Month

FRDC
Chaplain Preston Davis

FRDC EOM Chaplain Davis
Chaplain Preston Davis EOM

On March 20, 2019, CERT teams were activated at FRDC. It became necessary to move all of the offfenders from the gymnasium to the chapel in order to continue conducting operations on the call out. After getting all offenders in the chapel, Chaplain Davis immediately stopped what he was working on to assist. It didn't bother him in the least, as he kept a very positive attitude. He made sure there were enough seats for all offenders. He questioned the perms about possible classes that could be taught to offenders in the future to get feedback. After talking about classes, Chaplain Davis then put on different educational films to keep occupy the offenders while they waited. While the offenders were watching the films, Chaplain Davis offered candy and snacks to the CERT team from ACC who had been searching all morning and assisting in the chapel. Chaplain Davis's actions during this call out showed how positive he is.  He personally expedited the church call out lists to avoid confusion on the daily call outs. This ensured the offenders went to the call out, and made it easier for the housing unit staff to get the offenders there.  

New Team Members

Kelley Guse, CO I

Suzanne Cable, CO I

Bobbie Sharp, CO I

Jessie Armstrong, CO I

Tyler Brown, CK II

Danielle Brewer, CO I

Dalton Isgrig, CO I

Faith Owens, CO I

Corey Peck, CO I

Promotions

Jacqueline Smith, CK III

John C. McClacherty, CO II

Lollipop fundraiser
Lollipop fundraiser

Russell Wheat, CO II

Stephen Mitchell, CO II

Staff Moves

Lisa Anderson appointed to CK III

Important Dates

Next Town Hall July 10

Success Stories

Personnel Clue holds lollipop fundraiser for tornado victims

FRDC Personnel Club held a lollipop fundraiser for staff members that were victims of the Jefferson City Tornado.  A total of $130.05 was collected.

Thin Silver Line
Thin Silver Line

’THIN SILVER LINE”…CO I Michael Lorance started his career

This Silver Line 2

with the Missouri Department of Corrections in December of 2008. He heard friends talking about a hiring fair in Columbia and decided to give it try. Michael remembers his first day on shift at the Fulton Reception & Diagnostic Center and remembers thinking, “What did I get myself into?” He wasn’t questioning his career choice, but wanted to make sure he had the necessary skills and experience to deal with the unknown. “I’ve always liked the job,” Michael states, “There was an instant feeling of being a part of a family and being valued as a person.” Michael takes pride in how he has been able to build rapport with both staff and offenders over the last 10 years and that trend continues today. Lorance has given the Thin Silver Line bracelet to more than 300 staff members as they pass through the lobby of FRDC. Lorance got the idea from a bailiff during a court out count that offered him a bracelet and declared that everyone in this profession is family. The black background on the bracelet represents the officers who have fallen in the line of duty and the thin silver line honors all those who serve in correctional institutions. Michael left the courthouse thinking about the bailiff’s words and became inspired. “I thought about it a lot,” he stated. “If we pass these out, maybe everyone will get that feeling.” Lorance has also given the bracelet to staff at other facilities so the feeling of “team” and “family” transcends FRDC. Way-to-go, Michael; the feeling is definitely catching on!

Eagle Drawing donation
Eagle Drawing donation
Eagle Drawing donation 2
Eagle Drawing donation 2

Eagle Sketch donation

Institutional Activities Coordinator Cara Page recently presented a sketch donated by a justice involved individual at FRDC to Megan Sievers of Welcome Home in Columbia.This beautiful eagle drawing will be auctioned at a fundraiser that will be held on September 16.  Tickets to the event can be purchased at welcomeveterans.org.  Welcome Home provides transitional and emergency shelter, rapid re-housing, employment assistance and supportive services to at-risk and homeless Veterans.

 


Tie Friday at FRDC
Tie Friday at FRDC

May 2019

Tie Fridays

The leadership team at FRDC has decided to have “Tie Friday,” as a way to promote camaraderie and “Esprit De Corps” for our officers. We are very proud of the initiative our leaders are displaying in an attempt to improve morale and set an example for a professional and productive working environment. We hope it will catch on! 

Employee of the Month

May EOM  CO I Russell Wheat
May EOM CO I Russell Wheat

FRDC
CO I Russell Wheat

On April 8, 2019 CO I Russell Wheat was working overtime on third shift. Russell was searching the mail prior to being distributed to the offenders and he discovered an item of illegal contraband. Even with the amount of overtime that Russell works, he remains alert and aware of his surroundings. He has always been motivated when it comes to searching inside the institution.This is not the first time he has discovered contraband inside the institution. Russell also helps educate staff members and supervisors regarding the different types of contraband that can be introduced into the institution.The dedication he displays every day helps enhance the safety of his fellow peers, the public, and the offender population.

Awards & Recognition

Personnel Club Fundraisers: T-shirt logo contest winner CO I Marie Robertson 

 

New Team Members

Philip Goldsmith

Shawn McCullough

FRDC logo contest winner
FRDC logo contest winner

Kaitlin Minassian

Zachary Klebba

Brenden Weirich

Charles Marut

Promotions

CO I Tamara Keane promoted to CCM I effective 5/12/19

CO I Peggy Yan promoted to CCM I effective 5/12/19

CO II Daniel Doran promoted to CO III effective 5/12/19

CO II Adel Namassy promoted to CO III effective 5/12/19

CO II Justin Turner promoted to CO III effective 5/12/19

Retirements

Richard Martinez Sr. effective 5/31/19

Staff Moves

Daniel Crader transferred to Central Region Cook Chill 5/26/19

Christina Ostrander transferred to ACC 5/26/19

Training

IS19-1.6 Offender Accountability Program and shotgun training will be completed by the end of May.

June Training will be starting on the Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, and Unprofessional Conduct (DHRUC) training facilitated by the Office of Professional Standards.

Town Hall Report

May 15, 2019:  1 attendee.  Topics:  1) How to better train new hires; 2) How to save time during mainline and Medical Services (HSR/MSR).

Important Dates

  • Carden Group conducted a workshop for non-custody on May 29, 2019
  • A Health Fair called “Know Your Numbers” was held May 30, 2019 for all employees.  Several stations were hosted such as Vision, Hearing, Heart, Blood Sugar, etc. for employees to benefit from.
  • FRDC’s next Town Hall meetings are scheduled for Wednesday June 12, 2019 at 6 a.m., 7:15 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.

 


 

April 2019

FRDC EOM Tammy Risher

Employee of the Month

FRDC
Laundry Manager II Tammy Risher

April Employee of the Month Tammy Risher came into this position in November 2017 and in a very short time has come a long way making the laundry area more efficient in getting laundry passed out and exchanges done in a timely fashion.She is passionate about her job and works whatever hours needed to complete the job, even if it’s beyond her normal work shift. Tammy personally jumps in to help without question, looking up housing unit locations for tablet pass outs, helping with court and Ad-Seg property as well as R&O laundry handout. Tammy makes every day at work a pleasant experience and always does it with a smile on her face.

CTCC Charlotte Cremer
CTCC Employee of the First Quarter AC III Charlotte Cremer

CTCC Employee of the First Quarter
AC II Charlotte Cremer

Charlotte is the third-floor supervisor, and along with her normal job duties, she assists the wing counselor when needed. She has stepped in to help when the floor was down to just two counselors with a larger caseload than normal.  She oversees interns, scheduling, and group times. She is an LPC, and supervises more than one counselor that is working toward getting their LPC.

CTCC Employee of the Second Quarter
AC II John Neor

John has an upbeat personality that is highly contagious. He really enjoys working with the offenders and they have stated they enjoy his groups as well. He never misses work, and at the end of the day he has to be reminded that is it time to leave. He is dedicated to teaching offenders how to live a clean and sober life. It is very refreshing to have a co-worker who is so professional and cares so much about the well-being of the men. He is always willing to jump in and lend a hand when needed, and he is joy to work with.

CTCC John Neor
CTCC Employee of the Second Quarter AC II John Neor

Awards & Recognition

The Corizon Medical unit started the Easter Celebration early by having an Employee Easter Egg Coloring Contest on April 17.  The the contest winners were :

1st place – DayNeisha Shivers, RN

2nd place – Andrea Mulcahey, Dental Assistant

3rd place – Sue Ellen Brooks, Lab Technician

New Team Members

CO I Buddy Barnett

CO I Tyler Terry

CO I Benjamin Bader

FRDC Corizon Easter
Corizon Easter eggs

CO I Matthew Spencer

CO I Shawn Patton

CO I Justin Ripperger

CO I Steven Ingoldsby

CO I Mary Loux

CO I Jeremiah Ledet

OSA Anthony Senkowski

Storekeeper I Stephen Arens

CO I Kaitlin Minassian

CO I Jason Barnett

CO I Lorie Wilson

CO I Tristan Castiglia

CO I Brittney Smith

CO I Abigail Richey

OSA Katelyn Shackelford

OSA Mandy Logan

CK II Michael Borysko-Nichols

CK II Minnie Via

CO I Dike Jeffrey

CO I Tara Garriott

CO I Fleishia Wahlin

Promotions

CK II Robert Kline promoted to Academic Teacher I April 1, 2019

Retirements

CO I Kelly Glover effective 5/1/19. Mr. Glover will be coming back P/T.

Classification Staff Moves

OSA Miranda Klick transferred laterally at FRDC to Administration April 7, 2019.

Training

Offender Accountability training for all staff

Town Hall Report

Admin professionals day

April 10, 2019 - number of staff in attendance 1

Topics: Why maintenance workers are not receiving security pay. How to get the required training to work as a CO I, when most training conflicts with normal work schedule.

Important Dates

April 24, 2019 Administrative Professional Day – The glue that keeps it all together!

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week “Take Back the Night!”  If it's happened to you, you're not alone — and there are people who can help. The annual event brings awareness to domestic/intimate partner violence and sexual assault.  Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence Executive Director Tyler Rieke pointed out “As sexual assault affects one in three women and one in six men, it’s likely we have survivors among us this evening.” FRDC presented the Restorative Justice Organizations yearly plaque to Prosecutor Chris Wilson. Each year the Crime Victims theme is engraved on the plaque which hangs in Sara’s Room.  This is a safe place for survivors to wait until they testify against their perpetrator. IAC Cara Page and RJO Case Manager Christina Buxton presented the plaque at the ceremony on April 9, 2019.

Crime victims rights week
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week “Take Back the Night!”

Moral Committee: On April 19, 2019 the FRDC Easter Bunny arrived a little early to pass out bags of candy and carrots.

Strategic Plan: 4/2, 4/16, 4/30

Next Strategic Plan:  5/14, 5/28

Next Town Hall: May 15, 2019