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Wildwood Correctional Center Names Employees of the Year

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WWCC Employees of the Year: Sgt. Byron Kincaid, CO II Wanda Remington

The Wildwood Correctional Complex is proud to announce its 2013 Employees of the Year! They are Sergeant Byron Kincaid and Correctional Officer II Wanda Remington. Sergeant Kincaid began his career at SCCC in 2003 and transferred to Wildwood in 2005. He is currently a shift supervisor at Wildwood Pre-Trial. Superintendent Bob Hibpshman describes him as “Dependable, hardworking and an outstanding Shift Supervisor.” Sergeant Kincaid is always trying to make Wildwood shine. He is an excellent training source and leader among his peers. CO II Wanda Remington also began her career at SCCC in 2003. She transferred to Wildwood in 2006. She has been a Correctional Officer in each of Wildwood’s three compounds. Her current post is working in the Minimum camp, where she at times handles the Work Release and Dog Programs . Her Supervisors describe her as “hardworking, exceptional and a joy to work with as she always has a smile on her face”. Congratulations to these two outstanding employees! The staff at Wildwood appreciate everything that they do.

— Assistant Superintendent Shannon McCloud

Women Inmates at YKCC Grow Crochet Program

The female population at YKCC continues to crochet with yarn that is donated from people in Anchorage and the Bethel area. They have made hats, head wraps, and mittens, which were donated to Ayaprun Elitnaurvik, a Yup’ik Immersion school based in Bethel. Part of the second grade class was able to choose the hat or head wrap they liked. They were thankful and asked that more hats be made for the rest of their schoolmates. The women also made blankets, booties, hats, and sweaters for the OB Ward at the Yukon Kuskokwim Regional Hospital. The mothers were very happy to have them. We are always looking for yarn donations! So if you have any yarn you’re willing to donate, please send it to:

Probation Officer Barb Ramos
Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center

Pouch 400
Bethel, AK 99559


— PO II Barb Ramos

New Classroom Building Constructed and Opened at YKCC

Yukon-Kuskokwim Correctional Center in Bethel has opened a new classroom/programming building for prisoners. The building was largely constructed in-house with labor provided by prisoners and maintenance staff. “We had a lot of inmates working on it for short durations,” said Superintendent James Hoffman. “The shell package was furnished by Spenard Builders out of Anchorage and freighted to Bethel and put together and completed both inside and outside.” The construction work included installing heat and lights. The building has yet to be named formally. Security fencing was provided by Hiland Mountain Correctional Center.