The Herald Bulletin

May 20, 2013

Prison staff, inmates plant tree, make donation

The Herald Bulletin

PENDLETON, Ind. — In conjunction with National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, offenders and staff at the Pendleton Correctional Facility (PCF) recently conducted activities as a demonstration of support for Indiana crime victims. National Crime Victims’ Rights Week was established by President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and serves as an annual commemoration that promotes victims’ rights and services.

In recognition of this event, a tree was planted at the facility that was dedicated to Indiana crime victims, and the facility also provided monetary assistance to a local community service agency that specializes in providing services to victims of domestic violence.

PCF Superintendent Dushan Zatecky noted that the facility’s Offender American Legion Post 608 provided a monetary donation in the amount of $608 to Alternatives Inc. in Anderson.

Alternatives’ residential services manager Amy Bond and prevention specialist Todd Cawthorn visited the facility on April 29 to accept the donation on behalf of their agency.

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