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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary


For Immediate Release
April 12, 2000
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Contact: Public Affairs Office
(850) 488-0420

Department of Corrections Honors
Volunteers and Interns

TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Department of Corrections is celebrating National Volunteer Week (April 9 -15, 2000) to honor the many volunteers who contribute their time and services to the state prison system. Approximately 6,000 volunteers and interns contribute more than 21,000 service hours to DOC each month. "Volunteers and interns represent a very large human resource for our agency. They help us deliver programs and services that help offenders become more productive, educated, self-sufficient, and law abiding citizens," said Secretary Michael Moore.

Volunteers are involved in activities ranging from administrative support to faith-based programs. Each region has nominated two volunteers, one from institutions and another from community corrections. One of the following nominees will be named Volunteer of the Year for Institutions and another will be named Volunteer of the Year for Community Corrections:

Volunteer Region Institution / Office Service Area Hours
William W. Byrd I Washington C.I. Faith-based program 360
Raymond Coffee II Taylor C.I. Faith-based program 100
J. Perry Davis III Tomoka C.I. Faith based counseling 832
Jack Lobel III Delray Beach P&P Clerical & investigative 88
John A. Maring IV St. Petersburg Central P&P Technical support 48
Nathene McIntyre II Orlando Circuit Records management 1,040
Hugh Fredricksen Tyndall IV Glades C.I. Chaplain's Assistant 384
Augusta B. Wright I Jacksonville P&P Administrative 1,820

Internships provide hands-on experience and are a useful recruitment tool for highly talented and committed employees. Below are the nominees for Intern of the Year:

Volunteer Region Institution / Office Service Area Hours
Aaron Gerson I Tallahassee North P&P Administrative and field assistance 540
Joe Grillo III CFRC Mental Health Counseling and evaluation 640
Christine Hall N/A Central Office Security threat intelligence 805
Ann Means I Wakulla C.I. Men Helping Men 240
Patricia Moyer II Inverness P&P Investigative assistance 340
Paul B. Muenzmay IV Hendry C.I. Counseling and chaplaincy 60
Philip Springer IV Northeast Tampa P&P Investigative and data entry 450

Winners will be named at the first statewide Volunteer and Intern Appreciation Banquet to be held on Thursday, April 13, 2000 at 6:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel in Tallahassee.