Prisons recognize employees

May 11, 2004

As part of Public Safety and Correctional Services Week in Maryland last week, employees at the three state prisons south of Hagerstown were honored at a ceremony hosted by Hagerstown Community College on Friday.The following employees of Roxbury Correctional Institute were honored:

  • Jeffrey Lynn Sigler, correctional officer sergeant.

Sigler is in charge of running escort and relief and vehicle motor pool maintenance, is on the tactical team and is a room entry expert who helps clear the way for entry into a room when an incident occurs.

Sigler was commended for arranging to have the lots and roads salted and cleared during a snowstorm on Jan. 25.

  • Howard Edward Moore, correctional officer sergeant.

Moore' is officer-in-charge of the chapel on the 3-11 shift. He ensures the chapel is safe and secure at all times. He also volunteers as coordinator for the Incarcerated Veterans of Roxbury.

  • Cynthia Kay Boyd and Ann Darlene Seyle, psychology associate II - correctional.

Boyd and Seyle were recognized for their contributions to the RCI psychology department.


Boyd, who works in the case management department, manages inmates with mental illnesses. She also is involved in developing discharge plans to help those inmates receive mental health services upon their release from prison.

Seyle has been instrumental in developing cognitive-behavioral programming at RCI and other Hagerstown prisons.

Maryland Correctional Training Center Warden J. Michael Stouffer selected the following employees as Employees of the Year:

  • William McKinley, correctional officer II.

When an inmate did not stand during an institutional count, McKinley identified the unresponsive inmate and prevented a loss of life. He also has trained with the tactical team, assisted in institutional searches and attended the gang awareness workshop.

  • Daryl Domer, correctional officer II.

Domer assists in the segregation unit. He volunteers for extra responsibility and helps mentor MCTC's youth challenge program.

Domer received several letters of recognition for his ability to diffuse incidents while averting the use of force.

Recently, he completed the Training for Trainers class to assist as an instructor for staff in-service

  • Larry Miller, correctional officer II.

Miller has reached the 30-year service milestone in his career.

He relies on his experience and knowledge to manage the safety and security of his area, and sets a standard by his perfect attendance, awards and letters of appreciation.

  • Cynthia Keifer, correctional supply officer III - package room.

Keifer processes 300 to 400 packages a month, which requires tracing catalog orders, searching for contraband and maintaining records for each inmate property list. She is one of the first lines in maintaining institutional security.

She also assists with the Big Pines Program by collecting monetary donations at the holidays and clothing, and she collects for the yearly Maryland Charity Campaign.

  • Kendra Hendershot, correctional case management specialist II.

Hendershot works in the case management department. Recently, she automated a variety of department forms, streamlining the case management process. During recent staff vacancies, she assisted with mandatory release and special conditional releases.

She volunteers with MCTC's CARE Program to offer insight about corrections to at-risk youth. She also serves as a field training officer for new staff and with hostage negotiation training.

  • Vicky Dellinger, office supervisor - case management.

Dellinger coordinates clerical services for a 3,000-caseload system. She has been honored over the years for her efficiency and service and was selected Employee of the Year for 1998. She received a distinguished service award for 35 years of service.

The following employees of Maryland Correctional Institute - Hagerstown were honored:

  • Officer Ryan Ebersole is a member of MCI-H's tactical team
, displays exceptional computer skills and is competent in the use of the digital camera. He is capable of working a variety of posts.

  • Sgt. Robert Asper is a member of MCI-H's tactical team and a certified weapons instructor.
He also helps coordinate institutional fire and safety issues. Asper provides training and guidance to new officers.

  • Officer Scott Smith, who is assigned to the operations office,
was instrumental in arranging the serious incident report files in the computer. He has updated, created and transferred many institutional forms to the computer.

  • Jacquelene "Jackie" Shank
was promoted to acting case management supervisor from January to June 2003 and again in September 2003.

A number of institutional maintenance staff members were recognized for performing daily upkeep and maintenance of the facility. They include Galen Scuffins, electrician; Lester Breakall, painter; Francis "Pete" McIntire, plumber; William McKenzie, plumber-steamfitter; and Thomas Downin, groundskeeper.

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