Putnamville Correctional Facility staff recognized for long service

Friday, October 5, 2012
Greencastle resident Howard Wilson (second from left) has been awarded the Governor's Long-Term Service Award for his 35 years at the Putnamville Correctional Facility. Helping Wilson celebrate are (from left) Tim Phegley, PCF Superintendent Stan Knight and Harley Crabb.

PUTNAMVILLE -- Staff at the Putnamville Correctional Facility (PCF) were recognized in appreciation of their service to the facility and the Indiana Department of Correction.

During a recent staff assembly, Officer Howard Wilson of Greencastle was awarded the Governor's Long-Term Service Award.

Wilson, who began his career in the Indiana Department of Correction on Oct. 1, 1977, received the award in recognition of 35 years of service.

"Thirty-five years is quite an accomplishment," PCF Superintendent Stanley Knight praised. "I congratulate Mr. Wilson on his achievement and extend my thanks and appreciation to all Putnamville staff for their efforts."

Assistant Superintendent Tim Phegley announced the recipients of the facility Employee of the Quarter awards.

"Your hard work and dedication has not gone unnoticed," Phegley told staff.

He presented awards to the following individuals: Custody Officer of the Quarter, Randall Gordon of Quincy; Non-Custody Employee of the Quarter- Caseworker, Nora Spence of Brazil; and Terre Haute residents Sgt. Daniel Bell, Custody Supervisor of the Quarter, and Administrative Assistant Alisia Lawrence, Non-Custody Supervisor of the Quarter.

A retirement celebration followed the conclusion of the assembly in honor of Caseworker Jim Louderback of Brazil, who retired after 33 years of service, and Clerical Assistant Patty Freeman of Ellettsville, who retired with 27 years of service.

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