Potosi Correctional Center (PCC)

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EOM Scott Jarvis
EOM Scott Jarvis

September 2020

Employee of the Month

Custody
CO I Scott Jarvis

COI Jarvis is exemplary in HU1. Every day he cleans and mops the wings and goes out of his way to calm the house down and resolve any issues to help keep the house at ease for the day. He is also incredibly helpful with other staff.  He is very patient and is helpful to anyone that needs assistance.  He goes above and beyond to do what he can to help others.

Non-custody
Training Officer Bryan Martin

EOM Bryan Martin
EOM Bryan Martin

Bryan is such a pleasant person to work with.  He is always positive and meets everyone with a smile.  He will adjust his tome off from work to ensure areas are covered and this shows his concern about the PCC team.

New Team Members

Danny Frances

Retirements

Vanessa Pidcock-Cook

 

 

 

 


EOM Gary Hinkle
EOM Gary Hinkle

August 2020

Custody
CO I Gary Hinkle

CO I Hinkle goes out of his way to make sure the institution is staffed by always volunteering his off time to work.  He has shown a passion for Corrections and this institution by going above and beyond what is required of him.  His work ethic brings great credit upon himself, PCC and the Department of Corrections.

 

Non-Custody
CCM II Stan Pruett

CCM II Stan Pruett is a valuable asset to PCC.  He helps out custody staff while still completing his Caseworker duties. He assists anywhere he can to ensure that everything is done in a timely manner. 

EOM Stan Pruett
EOM Stan Pruett

New Team Members

Tina Pingel – OSA

Thomas Murgatroyd – COI

Taylor Ringel-Bort – COI

Anthony Bowles – COI

Jason Boyer – COI

Promotions

Rachel Swiney – Personnel Clerk

Retirements

Karen Teal retirement
Karen Teal retirement

Karen Teal-Warehouse

Staff Moves

Aaron Garcia-Smith – COI

Jacob Torrence – COI

Mark Wilkerson - Chaplin

 

 

 


July 2020

EOM Shawn Jenkins

EOM Shawn Jenkins

Employee of the Month

Custody
CO I Shawn Jenkins

Shawn was able to gain control of an offender and take control of an item of dangerous contraband, preventing staff or other offenders from receiving any injuries.  Shawn displayed loyalty to his profession while maintaining high professional ethics.  He set the standards of professionalism on this day and displayed a high level of personal integrity. .

​Non-custody

Fire and Safety Jeff Romines

Jeff has been an intricate part of preparing Potosi Correctional Center for any issues which may arise pertaining to COVID-19. He has went above and beyond ensuring that PCC is supplied with the necessary PPE equipment and cleaning products that are required.  Jeff is fairly new to PCC and this recent issue has definitely put him on the forefront of communication with the staff here and he has done an excellent job.

EOM Jeff Romines
EOM Jeff Romines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


EOM Julia Boyer
EOM Julia Boyer

June 2020

Employee of the Month

Custody
CO I Julia Boyer

Julia displayed loyalty to her profession, while maintain high professional ethics during a use of force. She was able to gain control of the situation and prevent other staff from being injured. She set the standards of professionalism on this day and displayed a high level of personal integrity..

​Non-custody
OSA Rachel Swiney  

Rachel has been doing extra duty as an OSA. She has been the Asst. Warden’s OSA and while learning this new position she has been keeping up her job duties in the Maintenance Dept. and working as a computer contact.  She does all this

EOM Rachel Swiney
EOM Rachel Swiney

without hesitation and a good attitude.

New Team Members

Light, Nickie, OSA from FCC

Dodson, Maria, COI

Lancaster, John, COI transfer from SECC

Promotions

Light, Bradley, Storekeeper II

Keay, Robert, CO II from FCC

Sadie retirement
Sadie retirement

Anselmo, Jarrod, CO II

Richardson, Jermiah, COIII From ERDCC

Waibl, Nathan, COIII From ERDCC

Fox, James, COIII From ERDCC

Retirements

Julia (Sadie) Hawkins

Gina Skaggs

 

 


EOM Bruce Boren
EOM Bruce Boren

May 2020

Employees of the Month

Custody
CO II Bruce Boren

Bruce Boren has been tasked with the not-so-pleasant job of greeting each and every staff member to take temperatures and ask the same COVID-19 related questions each and every day. Boren has a great attitude and greets everyone with professionalism and respect. He is a team player and is always willing to step up and help his fellow coworkers out when the need arises. He has helped gain control of an offender who attempted to assault another staff member during a cell move. Mr. Boren displayed loyalty to his profession, while maintaining high professional ethics.

EOM Stacy Stotler
EOM Stacy Stotler

​Non-custody
AOSA Stacy Stotler

Stacy Stotler is one of those rare employees that actually loves her job, even when she doesn’t like it!  Ever since she took the position, she has completely dove in head first and learned all she can about both Policy & Procedure and Litigations. She goes above and beyond in researching, communicating, proofing and fine-tuning her work.  She has created good working relationships with each Warden she has worked under as well as other staff and Policy & Procedure and Litigations Coordinators from other institutions.  Her good communication skills makes her east to work with.

New Team Members

Jerry Barten, COI

Levi Siliven, COI

Anthony Robertson, COI

Dylan Mills, COI

Shannon Rulo, COI

Retirements

James Lance, Store Keeper II

Doug Skaggs, ROI

 

 


EOM Crystal Golden
EOM Crystal Golden

April 2020

Employees of the Month

Custody
CO I Crystal Golden 

When getting the parking lot ready for the visit from the Citizens Advisory Committee, COI golden was a tremendous help. She took quick action and this was no easy task while also keeping up with her duties in the control center.  She did her job without any complaint and with a smile.  Her attitude and work ethic were shown as always.

Non-custody
Records Clerk Candida Glore

EOM Candida Glore
EOM Candida Glore

Candida has stepped up to help with the Medical and MSU work crew out-counts for the Major’s Office during his clerical’s absence. She has a wealth of information and knowledge about PCC Operations and is always willing to help out wherever she may be needed while still doing an excellent job in her duties in Records.  She is a pleasure to work with and brings so much to this facility.

New Team Members

Caleb Frazier, COI

Tyler Shorman, COI

Kenneth Fischer, COI

Erik Kirby,  Boiler Operator

Barbara Painter, Cook II

 John Miller, COI

Adriel Lisboa, COI

Promotions

Tim Brown, CS I

Retirements

Leon Miller, Chaplain

Donald Walcott, CO III

Kathleen McMahan, COI

Town Hall Report

April 23, 2020


March 2020

Big News

Hospice donated $346 to the SEMO women's shelter in March.

The 2020 Personnel Club Officers:

David Montgomery-President                    

Steven Francis-Vice President                    

Secretary-Brenda Campbell

Treasure-Yvonne Leach

Committee Members-Shyla Allender, Lindsey Coffman, Bryan Martin, Robert Ramsey, & Racheal Ziegler

EOM Caleb Crippen
EOM Caleb Crippen

Employee of the Month

Custody
CO I Caleb Crippen 

He listens to all that is being taught and he will go above and beyond his job duties to help. He has proven to be great at interacting with offenders at different levels.  He also goes out of his way to look for contraband during his cell searches. He always asks questions so he can become more proficient at his job.

Non-custody
OSA Sarah Matthews

Sarah goes above and beyond to assist staff in completing daily tasks and ensures that forms are being completed accurately. She goes out of her way to spot check segregation offenders to ensure that hearings have been conducted on time, and notifies appropriate staff when she discovers classification hearing issues that need corrected. She is self-motivated and extremely knowledgeable of institutional operations, policies and procedures.

OSA Sarah Matthews
OSA Sarah Matthews

 

New Team Members

Brad Gilbert, COI                          

Wade Pendegraft, COI                          

Cody Pierce, COI                          

Matthew Duncan, COI                          

Enoch Fischer,  COI                          

Caelan Upton,  COI

Promotions

Richard Freeman MSI         

Staff Moves

Transfer(s) In 
Charles Morgan        COII (FCC)

Ryan Since                CSII (FCC)

Transfer(s) out 
Jason Vawter             CO III at MECC Eff.

Blaine Baisch             MSI at ERDCC Eff.

              

Town Hall Report

March 26 & 27, 2020

 


February 2020

Big News

5,100 soda tabs were donated to the Ronald McDonald House.

A total of 700 knitted items were made and distributed out as needed  They went to Caring Hearts Pregnancy Resource Center in Potosi, Missouri, Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium (MBRC), Sister's of St. Joseph (who provide things for refugees), and various other churches who provide for the homeless.

EOM Charla Francis
EOM Charla Francis

The Hospice Organization donated $1,000 toward our Feed My Starving Children food pack event happening in June.

Employee of the Month

Custody
Charla Francis

CO I Francis works in property- she is very detailed and works hard to insure the property room runs smoothly. She is always helpful and explains how to do things.  CO I Francis’ dedication insures that offenders receive their property.

Non-custody
Lacee Cox

EOM Lacee Cox
EOM Lacee Cox

Ms. Cox has only been in her current position (IAC) for a short time and she is adapting very well.  She is responsible for printing the Photo-Con photos each week that are taken in Recreation and purchased by offenders.  Ms. Cox has gone above and beyond her printing duty by examining the photos for new tattoos by comparing them to previous photos or to the offender’s existing list of tattoos in OPII.  Through her diligent review of these photos, she has spotted many undocumented tattoos that offenders have received.  She then forwards the information to the Records Office so the tattoos can be added to the offender’s facesheet and back-up card.  Most of the tattoos Ms. Cox catches have evaded conduct violations, so she also alerts housing unit sergeants of recent tattoo activity in their house.  Her extra effort is not only helping make offender tattoo information more up-to-date within DOC, but could also assist law enforcement with a more accurate description for identifying and apprehending an offender in the event of an escape.

New Team Members

Janea Peppers - Cook I                                                      

Cooper Wells - CO I                                                         

Tanner Sundhausen - CO I                                                         

Johnt Roark- CO I                                                         

John Gansmann- CO I                                                         

Richard Hinds- CO I                                                         

Charles Comstock- CO I                                                         

Samantha Peyton - CO I                                                         

Tasha Watkins- CO I                                                         

Matthew Portell- CO I         

Promotions

Paul Matlock            MSI-MS I  

Osiris Nick                COI-CCM I                

Thomas Hartmann    COI-CO II

Christopher Dawes    COI-CO II

Charles Carver (Transfer from FCC)             CO III

Retirements

[List]

Staff Moves

Jason Vawter, CO II     Promotion to CO III at MECC Eff. 3/8/20

Training

2/3-/24, 2/6-2/7, 2/10-2/11, 2/13-2/14, 2/17-2/18, 2/20-2/21     Defensive Tactics

2/4, 2/7, 2/11, 2/14, 2/18, 2/21    Crime Scene Preservation & MOSWIN Radio

2/5, 2/8, 2/12, 2/15, 2/19, 2/22     ECSI First Aid/CPR

2/24     Response Team

2/25   Shotgun & Policy and Procedure

2/26    Suicide Intervention

2/27 & 2/28     Glock/AR15

Town Hall Report

[Attendance numbers, topics]

Important Dates

2/2    Groundhog Day

2/12   Lincoln’s Birthday

2/17    President’s Day

Puppy Pic

PCC received 3 puppies on Thursday, February 27, 2020. 


EOM William Campbell
EOM William Campbell

January 2020

Big News

January 31, 2020 MODOC Payday Friday-the largest pay raise in the department’s history!!!

The 2020 Personnel Club Officers:

Jason Lee-President 

Committee Members-Shyla Allender, Brenda Campbell, Lindsey Coffman, Bryan Martin, Robert Ramsey, and Racheal Ziegler

Vice President-Ashley McWilliams

Secretary-Steven Gifford

EOM Jessica Bone
EOM Jessica Bone

Treasure-Yvonne Leach

Employee of the Month

William Campbell (Custody)

Jessica Bone (Non-custody)

New Team Members

CO I:

Justin Kavanaugh                                                     

Samantha Denslow                                                                                  

Zakary Dodd

Promotions

 

Brian Hall

Maintenance Worker I to CO I

Retirements

P4P Stray Rescue donation
P4P Stray Rescue donation

Harry Spoo - CO II

Augustus Hannel  - CO III

Training

DHRUC (January 7, 8, 9, 15, 15)

ADHRUC (January 14, 16)

FTO Training (January 27, 28)

Corrections Way (January 29)

Town Hall Report

January 16, 2020

Important Dates

January 22, 2020-Service Recognition

Puppy Pic

January 26, 2019-P4P donated $1,500.00 to Stray Rescue. 


September 2019

Big News

William “Bill” Stange was named Warden of Potosi Correctional Center effective September 22, 2019. 

A member of corrections team since 1993, Stange has worked as a Corrections Officer I & II at Renz Correctional Center, Corrections Caseworker I & II at Women’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic, and Correctional Center, Functional Unite Manager at Northeast Correctional Center, and Assistant Warden.  Most recently Stange worked at Southeast Correctional Center as Deputy Warden.  Stange holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Southeast Missouri State University.

EOM Jason Lee
EOM Jason Lee

PCC would like to welcome and congratulate Warden Stange!

Employee of the Month

Jason Lee  (Custody)

COIII Jason Lee has set an outstanding example of leadership by sacrificing his time and position to fill open slots so further fellow COIs would not be subjected to the Mandatory List.  COIII Lee’s actions in this alone help maintain properly staffed shifts while helping a COI enjoy their time with some rest from the institution.  On one such occasion, Saturday the 25th of May, COIII Lee gave his time for an out count.  During this out count an offender slipped while washing. Lee’s fast reflexes were able to prevent this offender from falling, to which would have been detrimental considering the dynamics of this particular offender’s condition.  Not only Lee’s quick actions, but his experience and cognitive intuition helped prevent a situation before it became life threatening.  His actions give pride to the DOC in knowing that the leadership COII Lee possesses not only exists, but sets high standards to achieve in one’s self.

Racheal Ziegler (Non-custody)

EOM Rachel Ziegler

Racheal (OSA) was selected as Employee of the month at PCC for the month of September.  Since reporting to PCC on January 27, 2019, Racheal has proven her worth.  She came here with no knowledge of how the Training Department operates, it’s computer system and how to complete any of the paperwork.  In 6 months, not only has she mastered all the above, but she has been assigned numerous additional duties outside her duties in the Training Office that she has taken in stride and ran with.

The largest, and most important, additional task she taken on is COI hiring.  Since taking over the hiring of COIs in April of 2019, she has far exceeded expectations.  In less than 4 months, she cleared for hire 40 COIs-that’s only 6 less than we hired in ALL of 2018.  Doing so requires contacting each applicant to schedule an interview and urinalysis test.  Not to mention, verifying applications and other paperwork is complete; running MULES checks, tax compliance checks, MOCIS visiting checks, work history checks, reference checks, SECURUS checks, Selective Service checks, CaseNet checks, and 1-year Exclusion list checks on every applicant-not just the people we’ve hired.  She ensures every file is complete before submitting it to the Personnel Office.  This doesn’t even include the numerous phone calls she handles every day from applicants with questions, or calls she makes to applicants to get necessary paperwork.  All this, while handling her normal duties.  Racheal has never complained about the added duties.  Instead, she continues to quietly complete jobs that are held by 3 different people at other institutions.  She has, undoubtedly, earned the right to represent PCC as Employee of the Month.

New Team Members

CO I

Jennifer Stone                                                          

Destin Fulton                                                                           

Crystal Barton                                                                                                         

Kelly Davis               

Logan Lucas

Michael Presley

William Steele

Veronica Bowen

Allyssa Ciaramita

Ian Gatlin

Michael Williford

Thomas Legan         

Ayden Steele

David Hale

Rudolph Zuellig

Christopher Healey

Linda Neal

Sarah Boyer

Cody Bischoff

Promotions

Joshua Browers    CCA promoted to CCM I

Melanie Boyer  OSA promoted to COI

Staff Moves

Nicole Nash CCM II (ERDCC)

David Vandergriff DWOM (ERDCC)

Bill Stange Warden (SECC)

Training

9/6                          Response Team

9/9-9/10                  Motivational Interviewing

9/11                         Setups and Staff/Offender Relations

9/12                         Staff Suicide Prevention

P4P dog Maya
P4P dog Maya

9/12-9/13                Defensive Tactics

9/16-9/17                Motivational Interviewing

9/18                         Setups and Staff/Offender Relations

9/19                         Staff Suicide Prevention

9/19-9/20                Defensive Tactics

9/23                         Shotgun

9/24                         CIT Overview

9/25                         Suicide Intervention and Prevention

9/26                         Shotgun

9/27                         CIT Overview

P4P dog Macey
P4P dog Macey

Important Dates

                9/2                           Labor Day

                9/11                         Patriot Day

                9/16-9/20                Corrections Week

Puppy Pic

Our P4P highlights of the month are Macey and Maya. 

Macey is a 1 year old puppy that is very easy going, playful, friendly, and loves attention.  She is very obedient and strives to please her handlers.  She is housebroken

And knows many basic commands already.  She does not like to hear yelling and will get closed off.

Maya is a 1 year old puppy.  She has a lot of energy, she is playful, and affectionate.  She is eager is eager to listen and learn new commands.

 


June 2019

Custody EOM Bruce Boren
Custody EOM Bruce Boren

Big News

Warden Richard Jennings left PCC to begin his new adventure as Warden at MECC effective July 1, 2019.  We wish him good luck on his future endeavors!

Employee of the Month

Custody
CO II Bruce Boren  

CO II Bruce Boren was selected as the Custody Employee of the Month at PCC for June. Bruce is one of the hardest working employees custody has. He voluntarily works  overtime to help out. He is always ready and willing to go above and beyond to help in any way. He is always in a good mood and treats everyone he comes in contact with respect. Everyone cannot help but love him and be in a good mood when he is around. As prime example of his kindness he donated his employee of the month parking space to another employee because they were having knee surgery and he wanted them to have a closer parking space.

OSA Rachel Swiney
OSA Rachel Swiney

Non-custody
OSA Rachel Swiney  

OSA Rachel Swinery was selected as non-custody Employee of the Month at PCC for the month of June. Rachel is an outstanding employee. She responds quickly and efficiently to circumstances that arrive out of the ordinary. She is cheerful and attentive in all her duties, is exceptionally helpful to others, and she is very intelligent. She sets a wonderful example for us to follow. We are very fortunate to have Rachel as part of our PCC family.

New Team Members

CO I
Jessica Agers
Kenneth Smith Jr
Steven Sherrill
Jarrod Anselmo
Wyatt Nickelson

Cook II
Desiree Green

Sandra Ferguson

Promotions

Kayla Gilley-CO I promoted to CO II

Thomas Craig-CO I promoted to CO II (transfer from FCC)

Denver King-Store Keeper I promoted to RO I (transfer from FCC)

Training

Motivational Interviewing (June 3-4, 17-18)

Setups and Staff/Offender Relations (June 5, 19)

Defensive Tactics (June 6-7, 20-21)

Staff Suicide Prevention (June 7, 21)

Response Team (June 12)

Shotgun (June 24, 27)

CIT Overview (June 25, 28)

Suicide Intervention and Prevention (June 26)

Puppy Pic

Our P4P highlight of the month is VELLE.  We are happy to report Velle has been adopted!!!


Kaitlyn Gettinger
Kaitlyn Gettinger

May 2019

Employee of the Month

Custody
CO I Kaitlyn Gettinger

Kaitlyn has been working at PCC for a little over two years.  Kaitlyn stated, “My main focus as a Corrections Officer is the safety and security of my institution. I have always been a part of sports, which means, I’ve always been a part of a team.  PCC continues to give me that feeling of being part of a team, family, and power. There’s always an opportunity to be a leader here. The DOC continues to grow and the health benefits are probably the best that I’ve ever had.  The opportunities are limitless.

Non-custody
SOSA-K Marti Goodson

Marti has been working for the Department of Corrections for over 12 years. Marti said, “I currently work in the Business Office as well as the Personnel Office.  I enjoy helping people and with the two departments I work in currently, that is a huge part of my day. I enjoy every aspect of my job and there are so many different positions one can find here at PCC that suits them.

Marti Goodson
Marti Goodson

New Team Members

CO I Cody Smith                                                              

CO I Brian Pickett                                                            

CO I Michael Copeland

CO I Diamond Windsor

CO I Raynelle Farabella

Electronic Tech I Victor Radford

Laundry Manager Michael Davis (Rehire-came out of retirement)

Promotions

Eric Shepard-Rec Officer I promoted to Rec Officer II

Carl Miller-P&P (FCC) promoted to FUM

Bradley Light-CO I promoted to Store Keeper I

Bobbie Kimpel-OSA (ERDCC) promoted to SOSA

Training

P4P Dog Lucky Charm
P4P Dog Lucky Charm

Setups & Staff Offender Relations (May 1, 22)

Defensive Tactics/Pepper Spray (May 2, 3, 23, 24)

Positive Visitor Interactions (May 9)

Motivational Interviewing (May 20, 21)

CERT Firearms (May 28, 30)

Crisis Intervention (May 29, 31)

Important Dates

May 8 Truman Day

May 27 Memorial Day

Puppy Pic

Our P4P highlight of the month is Lucky Charm. She is a 1-year-old puppy looking for a forever home.  She is lovable, friendly, and smart. Lucky is full of energy, yet relaxed at the same time.  She is very smart and quick to learn. Lucky Charm is available for adoption!

 

 


 

Kayla Gilley PCC April Custody EOM
Kayla Gilley PCC April Custody EOM

April 2019

Employees of the Month

Custody
CO I Kayla Gilley

Kayla is not only an exemplary employee, she is also an exceptional leader. Her positivity and productivity are contagious among her co-workers.  Additionally, Kayla is a valued member of CERT and a reliable employee, keeping her unscheduled absences at a minimum. Her leadership is appreciated in Housing unit 2 and her professionalism has not gone unnoticed by supervisors on all three shifts. Her willingness to accept responsibility for plans that do not progress as originally hoped is second only to her eagerness to recognize co-workers for completing tasks  well. She is greatly deserving of employee of the month.

Non-custody
Storekeeper I Aaron Estes

Aaron Estes PCC April Non-custody EOM
Aaron Estes PCC April Non-custody EOM

While the Warehouse Supervisor being out for surgery, Aaron was tasked with covering not only his duties in Offender Clothing Issue, but also the duties of the Warehouse Supervisor. He efficiently and effectively managed to verify the orders were filled correctly, checked each for allowable quantities and items and delivered each throughout the institution in a timely manner.  He loaded and unloaded trucks as needed. He ensured received items were counted and put away correctly.  He did all of this while he was, at times, the only storekeeper on duty, covering the Canteen, Clothing Issue and Warehouse all at the same time. He did this with a smile and never complained. His professionalism and excellent attitude make him the perfect candidate for Employee of the Month.