In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first week of May (1st-7th this year) to recognize the men and women in the field of corrections. We also wish to recognize the men and women who serve across the county as well as our own Detention staff here in Sublette County. It takes incredibly dedicated people to work in a thankless job behind the walls of a correctional facility.
President Ronal Regan once said “No group of Americans has a more difficult or less public visible job than the brave men and women who work in our correctional facilities” He went on to say during his proclamation speech, “They are called upon to fill, simultaneously, custodial, supervisory and counseling roles. The professionalism, dedication, and courage exhibited by these officers throughout the performance of these demanding and often conflicting roles deserve our utmost respect.”
All across the United States Corrections/Detention Officers are charged with the safekeeping of inmates. Those placed in their custody come into correctional facilities for new charges as well as to serve court-ordered sentences. However, these professionals have many roles other than simply securing prisoners in their facility. They must be able to assess and deal with an inmate population who may suffer from mental health issues, medical issues, addiction issues, and substance abuse to name a few. Corrections/Detention Officers are accountable for numerous responsibilities that ensure inmates well-being during their stay throughout the criminal justice process.
Day in and day out these dedicated and trained professionals keep our community safe. Please, join us as we take this opportunity to express our gratitude for their hard work and dedication!
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