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Morris County Correctional Facility Takes Another Step to Support Inmates’ Post-Incarceration Success

The Morris County Correctional Facility has modernized its inmate classroom to offer the technology needed to allow for a more proficient environment for inmates to further their education.

With the installation of new computers and software, inmates can take General Educational Development (GED) preparation classes in a more efficient manner, and provide the educator with quantifiable results regarding student progress.

“This is an excellent upgrade to our corrections facility, one that will give inmates a chance to improve their education so they will have a better chance after incarceration of getting jobs and leading productive lives,’’ said Morris County Freeholder Director Doug Cabana.

With this modernization, the inmate instructor can get a snapshot of the cumulative time spent by students on each educational area. The instructor also can obtain a complete history of students’ scoring percentages to determine their readiness to take the state GED test.

When students are fully prepared, they can apply to take the test and receive a high school equivalency diploma upon successful completion of the test.

To foster support post-incarceration success, inmates who have not completed their GED while in the correctional facility will have the ability to make a seamless transition to outside educational establishments, which offer similar GED programs, to complete the process.

“It is my position that there are four components imperative to inmates’ success upon release from a correctional facility; Housing, Education, Employment, and Aftercare Support Services,’’ said Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon.

“I am very impressed with the upgrades within the correctional facility and also with the continuity of educational services an inmate will receive post-incarceration.  I am confident that a higher level of education will yield a lower level of recidivism within our jails.  This is a great step in the right direction to support a productive lifestyle within our community.”

For more information on the Morris County Correctional Facility, visit: https://sheriff.morriscountynj.gov/corrections/

Morris County Sheriff’s Office carries the Torch for Special Olympics

The Morris County Sheriff’s Office participated in the 35th Anniversary of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey.

Members from both Bureau of Law Enforcement and Bureau of Corrections ran a four mile stretch and their respective unions donated a combined $1,300 to this great cause!

13 officers pose in t-shirts and shorts before their Torch Run
Thirteen (13) members of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office prepare for their part of the 2018 Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey.

Medication Wellness and Management Program for Town of Boonton

Mayor Matt DiLauri, the Town of Boonton Board of Aldermen, the Town of Boonton Board of Health and the Boonton Municipal Alliance are pleased to present a health education program regarding medication management and wellness.

The program, entitled Medication Wellness and Management, will feature a panel presentation and will be held from 1:00pm – 3:00pm on June 15 at the Boonton Senior Center, 126 N. Main Street, Boonton.

UPDATE: This program date was cancelled, but a future date will be announced.

Panel speakers include Morris County Sheriff Jim Gannon, Morris County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Brad Seabury, Town of Boonton Police Chief David Mayhood, Clinical Social Worker Toni Manzione and Clinical Associate Professor/Pharmacist Rupal Mansukhani.

Proper medication management is vital to our health, and the panel will provide attendees with information to better manage medicines and to reduce their misuse. Panel speakers will also discuss the opioid epidemic and ways to combat this significant public health issue. In addition, attendees will be furnished with free resources and giveaways.

To register for this program, please call the Town of Boonton Health Department at 973 402-9410, ext. 631.