May 2, 2014



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Prisons Director Names Top Correction Officer of the Year 

COLUMBUS – Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) Director Gary C. Mohr was joined today by Ohio House of Representative Gary Scherer, District 92, at the Reginald A. Wilkinson Corrections Training Academy for DRC’s annual Correction Officer of the Year Ronald C. Marshall Award Ceremony.  A Correction Officer from each of Ohio’s 27 state-operated prisons, along with their family members, friends and DRC staff, were present for the announcement of Ohio’s top Correction Officer and recipient of the prestigious Ronald C. Marshall Award.                                                                                                                              

Correction Officer Scott Jewett from the Lorain Correctional Institution was announced as DRC’s 2014 Correction Officer of the Year.  Officer Jewett began his career with DRC at the Lorain Correctional Institution (LORCI) in 2003.  Since beginning his career, Officer Jewett has made many significant contributions to the facility, including taking the initiative to design safety based systems.  Scott is a member of LORCI’s tactical response team and serves as an Strategic Response Team Squad (SRT) leader.  Officer Jewett is a consummate correction officer who serves as a positive force to all around him.  

“Officer Jewett displays the traits necessary to represent our agency in such a distinguished capacity,” stated DRC Director Gary C. Mohr.  “He has consistently shown leadership and innovation in his professional career, and those characteristics are evident in his community involvement as well.”

Scott, who resides in Elyria, is a member of First Congregational Church where he has chaperoned Keystone Choir trips to New Your City and two different times to Disney World and helped coordinate the Keystone Educational Endowment Program Golf Outing and Christmas on the Square Event. 

 The Ronald C. Marshall Award is named in honor of former Warden Ron Marshall, who began his career as a Correction Officer and through hard work, dedication and strong commitment, worked his way up through the ranks to become a Warden.