Devotion at Its Best.Dedication, integrity and ambition have been three characteristics Janis Jones has displayed during her 21 years in corrections. She began her career in 1979 at the Hartford Correctional Center in Connecticut as a clerk typist in the records department. "I was looking for Looking for
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Jones began to climb the ladder of success in 1984, when she became a correctional officer at the Hartford Correctional Center. In 1985, she was transferred to the new, all-male Morgan Street Detention Center A detention center or a detention centre is any location used for detention. Specifically, it can mean:
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2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. Warden WARDEN. A guardian; a keeper. This is the name given to various officers: as, the warden of the prison; the wardens of the port of Philadelphia; church wardens. Mary Johnson, Jones' past supervisor, Jones' leadership qualities have been an asset to the Connecticut Department of Corrections (DOC See doc file and docs.
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To show her appreciation, Johnson, along with the entire staff of the Hartford Correctional Center, recommended Jones for Correctional Officer of the Year. Jones, who received the award in 1999, was honored and surprised. "I certainly never expected to receive such an award," she says. "Just knowing that the people you work with appreciate your efforts and contributions is an honor in itself."
Among the obstacles she has faced throughout her career, Jones says the most challenging were the demanding off-shift assignments, double shifts, working weekends and holidays, and raising a family at the same time. "It was always a challenge ensuring I spent quality time with my family in spite of in opposition to all efforts of; in defiance or contempt of; notwithstanding.
See also: Spite the difficult work schedules," she says.
Although Morgan Street Detention Center was another big challenge, Jones says it was her most rewarding experience and that she is proud she accomplished the challenge of being the only female officer. "Jones' desire to strive forward has not slowed down or halted in any way during her career," says Johnson.
By overcoming obstacles, along with everyday stressful and chaotic assignments, Jones has, according to Johnson, proved that the PRIDE (Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dignity and Excellence) model of the Connecticut DOC is still alive and well. "I have always given my very best effort to any job that I have been assigned and have always made time to help my fellow staff," says Jones. "To have Mary Johnson describe me as an example for the department motto is the greatest compliment Not to be confused with Complement.
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Elizabeth Klug is assistant editor of Corrections Today.