PCF Supt. Stanley Knight expressed sentiments of gratitude to retirees.
"Our success is a direct reflection of the job that you do," PCF Supt. Knight said. "I commend you for the many years of distinguished service and congratulate you on your retirement. You've been an asset to the facility and will be missed."
The following staff from Brazil were recognized during a retirement celebration at the facility: Correctional counselor Richard McDonald for 30 years of service, Correctional secretary Peggy Wells for 19 years of service, recreation leader Jackie Batchelor for 23 years of service, Correctional Officer Robert Cox for 25 years of service, water treatment foremen Charles Woodruff for 36 years of service and Correctional Officer Judith Crowell for 11 years of service.
Also recognized for 32 years of service each were training officer Earl Neeley and Norm Phipps, both from Greencastle.
The eight retirees represented a combined total of 208 years of service to the prison.
"Staff in our prisons are challenged with the daunting task of ensuring the safety of offenders, our communities, our families and one another, and have done so with integrity and professionalism," Commissioner Bruce Lemmon said. "I extend my sincere appreciation to those who have so diligently served the Department of Correction."