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Ball and Musgrove Recognized for Years of Service

Congratulations to two of our employees who have served 30 years with the state of Arkansas:
• Deputy Warden Todd Ball of Ouchita River Correctional Unit
• Sergeant Alicia Musgrove of Central Transportation

As a gesture of appreciation, they were each presented with a plaque on November 14, 2019 by Corrections Division Director Dexter Payne and members of the Management Team. Thank you for your dedication to your careers, Deputy Warden Ball and Sgt. Musgrove!

 
Deputy Warden Todd Ball

 
Sgt. Alicia Musgrove

Five Employees Recognized for 30 Years of Service

Five agency employees were recognized for 30 years of service to the state of Arkansas with the presentation of plaques on November 1, 2019 by Corrections Division Director Dexter Payne and members of the Management Team. They are:
   • Lenion Amerine, ADC/ACC Advisor – Ouachita River Correctional Unit
   • Derwin Clark, SATP Program Leader – Tucker Unit
   • Jeffery Deen, Major – East Arkansas Regional Unit
   • Johnella Marshall, Correctional Sergeant – Tucker Unit
   • Dexter McDonnell, Senior Chaplain – Varner Super Max

CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU for the time you’ve invested in serving the Division of Correction and our state!

 
Lenion Amerine

 
Derwin Clark

 
Jeffery Deen

 
Johnella Marshall

 
Dexter McDonnell

Captain Johnson Recognized for 30 Years of State Service

Captain Mitchell Johnson of the Hawkins Unit was recognized for 30 years of dedicated service to the state of Arkansas with a plaque on August 21, 2019 by Corrections Division Director Dexter Payne and members of the Management Team. Thank you for your commitment to a demanding career and for demonstrating leadership qualities to those around you!

Two from Transportation Division Honored for 30 Years of State Service

Director Dexter Payne and members of the ADC Management Team presented two employees from the Transportation Division with plaques for their 30 years of service to the state of Arkansas on September 5, 2019. Something that made this occasion extra-unique is that Sergeants Jesse Beatty and Robert Spencer not only work together currently, but they both began their careers with the ADC on the exact same day back in 1989! We extend a sincere THANK YOU to Sgt. Beatty and Sgt. Spencer for their commitment to the ADC for the past 30 years…and for being exemplary employees!

 
Sgt. Jesse Beatty

 
Sgt. Robert Spencer

Chris Coody Recognized for 30 Years of Service to the State of Arkansas

Internal Affairs Investigator Chris Coody of the Compliance Office was recognized for 30 years of dedicated service to the state of Arkansas on August 9, 2019 by being presented a plaque by Director Dexter Payne and members of the Division of Correction Management Team. Thank you for the time you've invested into the agency and to the state of Arkansas!

Keith Waddle Recognized for 30 Years of Service

Disciplinary Hearing Officer Keith Waddle of the Randall Williams Unit was recognized for 30 years of dedicated service to the state of Arkansas with a plaque on August 9, 2019 by Director Dexter Payne and members of the Division of Correction Management Team. Thank you for your service and for the many years you have dedicated to our agency and to the state!

Employee of the Month Recipients Recognized for May-July at Ouachita River Unit

Congratulations to the following recipients for being named “Employee of the Month” at the Ouachita River Correctional Unit! Keep Up the Good Work!         

May 2019
Lillie Buckner, Fiscal Support Specialist
Pictured with Deputy Warden Outlaw (left) and Deputy Warden Jackson

June 2019
Sheryl Orr, Administrative Analyst
Pictured with Deputy Warden Jackson (left) and Rehab Program Manager Donna Dycus

July 2019
Corporal Caleb Wood
Pictured with Deputy Warden Jackson (left) and Deputy Warden Outlaw

Deputy Warden Gray Recognized for 30 Years of Service to the State

Deputy Warden Michelle Gray, of the Barbara Ester Unit in Pine Bluff, was recognized for 30 years of dedicated service to the state of Arkansas when she was presented with a plaque on July 10, 2019 by Arkansas Department of Corrections Secretary Wendy Kelley and members of the Division of Correction Management Team. Congratulations and THANK YOU for the time you’ve invested in serving the ADC and our state, Deputy Warden!

 


Pine Bluff Complex Superintendent Gaylon Lay and Ester Unit Deputy Warden Michelle Gray

Staff Members Recognized at Ouachita River Correctional Unit

On July 1, 2019, Supentendent DeAngelo Earl and members of the Managagement Team at the Ouachita River Correctional Unit (ORCU) recognized several employees with the following awards:

May 2019 “Shift of The Month” – A-SHIFT 

Pictured here are Superintendent DeAngelo Earl (left), Lt. Benjamin Caple, Lt. Erica Lucas,
Captain Josh Crosby, and Deputy Warden Anthony Jackson.

June 2019 “Shift of the Month” – D-SHIFT 

Pictured with Superintendent Earl and DW Jackson are
Captain Shelia Johnson, Lt. Thomas McClard, and Lt. Lorrenda Jordan.

"Employee of the Quarter" for the Second Quarter 2019:
Lieutenant Kevin Starkey

 
Lt. Starkey received the honor due to his outstanding work with
the facility’s gardening operation and greenhouse project.

State of Arkansas Ten-Year Service Award:
Billy Ottinger


Pictured with Superintendent Earl, Mr. Ottinger is the
Assistant Maintenance Supervisor at ORCU

ADC Management Level II Certificate: 
Lieutenant Erica Lucas

CONGRATULATIONS to all of the latest ORCU award recipients!

Department of the Month Accolades Awarded at ORCU

CONGRATULATIONS to the following for being recognized as a Department of the Month at the Ouachita River Correctional Unit for June 2019! The honor is awarded to departments that go above and beyond their required duties each month. Staff members were honored and excited to be recognized for their efforts at the unit!

GRIEVANCE DEPARTMENT

MEDICAL DEPARTMENT

MENTAL HEALTH DIVISION

RECORDS DEPARTMENT

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