2013-06-26 / Front Page

Jenkins Correctional Center graduates inmates


Participating in graduation ceremonies at the Jenkins Correctional Center, from left, are Steve DuPress, Chief of Unit Management; Kristi Nesmith, Academic Instructor; Pamelia Dwight, Vocational Instructor; Danny Bennett, Chairman, Jenkins County Board of Education; Rev. David Wheeler, Pastor, Millen Baptist Church; and Ralph Kemp, Warden. (Photo contributed) Participating in graduation ceremonies at the Jenkins Correctional Center, from left, are Steve DuPress, Chief of Unit Management; Kristi Nesmith, Academic Instructor; Pamelia Dwight, Vocational Instructor; Danny Bennett, Chairman, Jenkins County Board of Education; Rev. David Wheeler, Pastor, Millen Baptist Church; and Ralph Kemp, Warden. (Photo contributed) The Jenkins Correctional Center marked a milestone June 7 with its first graduation of inmates at the facility.

Twenty-three General Education Diploma (GED) graduates and 32 faith-based Life Principles Program (LPP) graduates were recognized and awarded certificates during the inaugural event. A GED graduate and a LPP graduate shared their personal reflections and thoughts on what completing their respective programs meant to them.

Also, participating in the program were Ralph Kemp, Warden; Steve DuPree, Chief of Unit Management; Kristi Nesmith, Academic Instructor; Pamelia Dwight, Vocational Instructor; Danny Bennett, Chairman of the Jenkins County Board of Education; and Rev. David Wheeler, Pastor, Millen Baptist Church.

“The Education Department and Chaplaincy Program would like to congratulate GED and LPP graduates for completing their respective programs, said Paul Mizell, principal.

Warden Kemp encouraged all graduates to take their accomplishment and use it when they are released to become outstanding citizens. He also told the graduating class how proud he was of each of them.

Following the ceremony, inmates and visitors enjoyed refreshments.

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