January 30 2019

Volunteers Honored for Working with Middlesex County Prisoners

By: BNEWS

 

Volunteers who work with a population usually overlooked in charity services were recently honored.  

 

Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian said in a release that he welcomed more than 50 volunteers to the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction on January 28 for a celebration of their service.

According to the sheriff, volunteers at the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction provide a wide range of spiritual, therapeutic and reentry services throughout the facility.

“Volunteers play an integral part in supporting the efforts our professional staff undertake to help prepare those in our custody to make a successful return to the community,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “We are extremely fortunate to have volunteers who generously give of their time as individuals, as well as part of community organizations both inside and outside of Middlesex County. This celebration was our way of saying thank you.”

In addition to hearing from Sheriff Koutoujian, volunteers were treated to a meal prepared by inmates in the culinary arts program, as well as remarks and musical performances by some of the inmates the volunteers work with on a routine basis.

Individuals interested in learning more about volunteering at the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction can contact Assistant Superintendent of Program Services Josh Bowdridge at 978-667-1711.

 

Photo Caption: Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian welcomed more than 50 volunteers to the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction on January 28, 2019 for a celebration of their service. (Courtesy Photo).



 

 
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