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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | October 26, 2011
Maryland Correctional Training Center's newest warden said he doesn't take his duties lightly. “I'm trying to make the best decisions, the most ethical, right decisions for the institution, regardless of the outcome ....,” Wayne A. Webb said Wednesday at a ceremony at the medium-security state prison south of Hagerstown. Webb took over as warden in August. Wednesday's “change of leadership” ceremony was a chance for Webb to talk about his new position and for the outgoing warden, D. Kenneth Horning, to say farewell.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | June 10, 2005
andrews@herald-mail.com Accusing the Maryland Division of Correction of "dictatorial leadership," a "disregard for real public safety" and "an outright display of elitism," Joseph Sacchet said Thursday that he is resigning as warden at the Maryland Correction Institution-Hagerstown, ending a career of more than 30 years. Sacchet, who has been warden at each of the three prisons south of Hagerstown, said the Division of Correction cut 82 jobs at MCI-H when he was prepared for 30 to 35. It also has intensely scrutinized him and the prison, in what he believes was an attempt to force him to leave, Sacchet said.
NEWS
March 11, 2009
CRESAPTOWN, Md. (AP) -- Maryland's prison agency says it is replacing the warden at the maximum-security North Branch Correctional Institution near Cumberland. The Division of Correction said Monday that John Rowley, the warden since 2007, will be replaced by Bobby Shearin, warden of the nearby, maximum-security Western Correctional Institution. Commissioner of Correction J. Michael Stouffer said Rowley is on leave. He said Rowley's 30 years of corrections experience will be put to use in another capacity to help the agency.
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by LAURA ERNDE | May 13, 2003
laurae@herald-mail.com He likes to quote Socrates and Winston Churchill, but when Lloyd L. "Pete" Waters first came to the Maryland Correctional Institution he says he felt more like Wyatt Earp. Waters became warden in 1991, just after a major riot at the prison south of Hagerstown. At times, he said, he felt like the Wild West lawman while restoring peace to the prison. "There was so much turmoil and so much violence there had to be a certain amount of law," said Waters, who is retiring this month after 34 years with the Maryland Division of Corrections.
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by STACEY DANZUSO | October 4, 2002
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The warden of the Franklin County Prison wants to put more inmates to work. "The biggest thing is inmate idleness. I'm not used to inmates basically laying around all day," said John Wetzel, who was hired as warden in February. While many inmates do work in the prison kitchen or keep outside jobs through the work release program, there are dozens of inmates confined to the main building on Franklin Farm Lane with essentially nothing to do, he said.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | June 15, 2006
WASHINGTON COUNTY Veteran prison warden Lloyd L. "Pete" Waters filed Wednesday as a Democrat for Washington County Commissioner, making him the 11th candidate to announce for the five-person board. "This is new to me, but I like a challenge," said Waters, who has never run for political office. Employed with the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services for 34 years, Waters said he is familiar with the political arena. Waters, 57, retired in 2003 as warden of the Maryland Correctional Institution south of Hagerstown - a position he held for more than 15 years.
NEWS
May 6, 2009
CRESAPTOWN, Md. (AP) -- The Maryland Division of Correction is swearing in new wardens at two state prisons near Cumberland. Phil Morgan, formerly assistant warden at the medium-security Maryland Correctional Training Center near Hagerstown, took command Wednesday of the maximum-security Western Correctional Institution. Morgan succeeded Bobby Shearin, who moved next door to the maximum-security North Branch Correctional Institution. The former North Branch warden, John Rowley, has been put in charge of all public-works projects for the state prison system.
NEWS
by Pepper Ballard | September 16, 2005
pepperb@herald-mail.com Western Correctional Institution warden and Maryland Division of Correction veteran Jon P. Galley announced Thursday he has filed to run for Washington County sheriff in the 2006 election. Galley, 61, of 17829 Garden Spot Drive north of Hagerstown, filed as a Republican Thursday morning at the County Elections Board. The warden of a state prison in Cumberland, Md., Galley made his announcement afterward, from Westfields housing development off Sharpsburg Pike south of Hagerstown, saying that county growth will be the next sheriff's biggest challenge.
NEWS
By Marleigh Chaney | November 5, 2007
"Holes" is a very good book. It is about a boy named Stanley Yelnats gets hit by Clyde Livingston's shoes, and the police catches Stanley holding them. Stanley has a choice jail or Camp Green Lake. "I have never been to camp before" responded Stanley. Camp did not go as Stanley planned. The greedy Warden makes everyone dig holes for treasure. Stanley runs of and broke the family curse. He also finds the treasure.
NEWS
July 13, 2006
Western Correctional Institution warden and Maryland Division of Correction veteran Jon Galley is running for Washington County sheriff in the 2006 election. Galley, 61, of 17829 Garden Spot Drive north of Hagerstown, is a Republican and the warden of a state prison in Cumberland, Md. Galley said the county "has experienced unprecedented growth unlike anything in its past. If this trend continues - and there is every indication that it is - more staff is going to be needed to meet that demand.
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September 23, 2012
Opening statements are scheduled Monday in the death penalty trial of a man accused of killing a game warden in central Pennsylvania almost two years ago. The trial of 29-year-old Christopher Johnson of Carroll Valley is set to begin in Adams County Court. Johnson is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of state wildlife officer David Grove in November 2010. Officials say Grove was patrolling a dark stretch of rural road near Gettysburg when he confronted a poacher and was shot four times.  An out-of-town jury was brought in to hear the case after defense attorneys argued that “pervasive and sustained” publicity made it impossible for their client to get a fair trial.
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By MEG H. PARTINGTON | megp@herald-mail.com | December 16, 2011
The Hagerstown couple, married for 32 years, met at St. John's Episcopal Church, to which they donate much of their time. Bill helped start the St. John's Shelter, which is overseen by the church, in 1985, and has been the treasurer since day one, with grant writing being one of his many duties. "I'm really most proud of that," he said of his work with the shelter. The facility at 14-16 Randolph Ave. in Hagerstown has room for five families, plus an apartment for the caregivers, said Bill, 75. He said the shelter is full most of the time.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | October 26, 2011
Maryland Correctional Training Center's newest warden said he doesn't take his duties lightly. “I'm trying to make the best decisions, the most ethical, right decisions for the institution, regardless of the outcome ....,” Wayne A. Webb said Wednesday at a ceremony at the medium-security state prison south of Hagerstown. Webb took over as warden in August. Wednesday's “change of leadership” ceremony was a chance for Webb to talk about his new position and for the outgoing warden, D. Kenneth Horning, to say farewell.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ and DON AINES | andrews@herald-mail.com | October 6, 2011
A union official is questioning the appointment of Roxbury Correctional Institution's new assistant warden, but state officials say Denise Morgan is qualified. Until recently, Morgan was an administrative assistant for Jon Galley, the assistant commissioner for the West Region, according to the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. Morgan has worked for the department since Sept. 20, 2002, and was an Administrative Officer III until she recently was named assistant warden at RCI, according to details the department provided The Herald-Mail through a Maryland Public Information Act request.
NEWS
April 14, 2011
The chief of inspections for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections will become the new Franklin County Jail warden in early May, the county prison board announced Thursday. The salary for Daniel Keen of Mechanicsburg, Pa., has not been finalized, officials said. — Jennifer Fitch
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 12, 2011
Former Franklin County, Pa., jail warden John Wetzel received unanimous approval Tuesday from the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee as its choice for state corrections secretary. Wetzel, a Chambersburg, Pa., resident, is awaiting a confirmation vote from the Senate as a whole. He has been acting corrections secretary for 12 weeks after being tapped by Gov. Tom Corbett for the position. Wetzel said he's visited 20 of the state's 27 prisons in his time as acting corrections secretary.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | February 20, 2011
A person who has served in positions of authority, John E. Wetzel knows what youths face as they begin to make their way in the world. Wetzel, who has worked as the warden of the Franklin County Jail and is poised to become secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, spoke Sunday during the YMCA Community Black History Program at the Bridge of Life church on South Potomac Street. Wetzel, who is black, had some straight talk for youths in the audience. Wetzel said he believes that Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream that someday his children would not be judged by the color of their skin will come true.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | January 16, 2011
John Wetzel’s first prison job had him breaking up fights for $7.20 an hour. Now, Wetzel is poised to become secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. “It’s almost overwhelming. I’m just excited to be part of guiding how Pennsylvania administers criminal justice,” Wetzel said. Wetzel, 41, is awaiting Pennsylvania Senate confirmation of his nomination made by Gov.-elect Tom Corbett, who will be sworn in Tuesday. Once confirmed, he will leave behind the Franklin County (Pa.)
NEWS
September 17, 2010
Inmates raise more than $1,000 for CMM To the editor: On Sept. 11 at Roxbury Correctional Institution, a walk-a-thon was held to benefit Community Mediation of Maryland (CMM). Inmate bands played expertly as men walked around the track for the mediation that is so greatly needed in our world, communities and indeed at our prisons. Violence seems to grow exponentially each year, but our warden, Gregg Hershberger, and his hardworking staff have made major inroads in curbing the mayhem usually found in prisons.
NEWS
August 2, 2010
Douglas Warden Arvin, 78, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Saturday, July 31, 2010, at his home while under the care of Hospice. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The service will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.
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