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Palmer Correctional Center Celebrates Staff Milestones

Photo of Assistant Superintendent Houser and Sergeant  Williams

Assistant Superintendent Houser, right, and Sgt. Williams, left

Assistant Superintendent Earl Houser reached his 20-year service mark with Department of Corrections. Earl Houser started his career with the Department as a Correctional Officer Recruit in Anchorage in 1994. He promoted to Sergeant at Spring Creek in 1998, and then to Assistant Superintendent at Spring Creek in 2002. He transferred to PCC that year and has since worked as acting Superintendent for Point Mackenzie in 2007 and 2008 and as the Assistant Superintendent for Point Mackenzie in 2013-14.

Sergeant James Williams reached his 30-year service mark with Department, and has spent 29 of those years here at PCC! He started his career with DOC in 1980 at Palmer Correctional Center. He transferred to the Correctional Center Annex in Anchorage in 1982 and returning to PCC in 1984. He left the state in 1985 and was re-hired in 1989 at PCC. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2013.

We here at Palmer Correctional Center appreciate the time and dedication both employees have provided to the State of Alaska, our Department, and to PCC. Both are always ready and willing to help other staff, offer a friendly smile, and to pass on their vast knowledge of the facility to other employees.

— Superintendent Tomi Anderson

Baked Potato Bar Raises $320 for SHARE Campaign

Photo of loaded baked potato at Juneau Central Office's Potato Bar

Expertly topped baked potato enjoyed by staff at JCO

The Juneau Central Office raised $320 for the 2014 SHARE Campaign with a baked potato bar Thursday, Oct. 9th. The potatoes were provided, cleaned, and sorted by Goose Creek Correctional Center, from the Point Mackenzie Farm. Once brought to Juneau, the spuds were expertly baked in the commercial ovens at Lemon Creek Correctional Center. The fresh Alaska-grown spuds drew praise for their excellent taste! Three pans of potatoes were sold for eating on site to taking home for dinner or baked potato soup. Dianne Godkin organized condiments and assisted in transporting the potatoes to the fund-raiser and returning the pans to the LCCC kitchen. Trevor Cox, food service lead at LCCC, organized the preparation and baking. Their assistance is greatly appreciated.

The SHARE Campaign is the Alaska state employee’s charitable giving program. The campaign offers a variety of giving options as well as privacy and security. Donations are accepted in a variety of ways including via payroll deduction, check, cash, and credit card. Payroll deduction is the most popular method of giving for the simple reason that a small amount can be deducted from each pay period contributing to a much larger gift overall than many of us could afford upfront.

If you’d like to organize a baked potato bar at your location, contact Department of Corrections SHARE coordinator by replying to this email, or call 465-4640.