SPRINGFIELD - April 18, 2011 – The Illinois Department of Corrections held a banquet for all adult facilities who participated in the State and University Employees Combined Appeal (SECA) Campaign for 2010. SECA allows employees to have the opportunity to donate to nationwide and local charities of their choice.
Jacksonville Correctional Center was recognized throughout the state as the second highest in contributions, donating $33,325.00 to SECA. The facility was presented a plaque and certificate for their achievement. Accepting the award was Correctional Officer Tamilia Patton, Facility SECA Coordinator, and Assistant Warden Glen Austin.
“I am extremely proud of all our staff at Jacksonville, Greene County Work Camp and Pittsfield Work Camp for their efforts and contributions to this very important cause," said Warden Joseph Yurkovich. "Everyday, I see our staff step up and go out of their way to assist one another at work, and they do it on a daily basis. Year in and year out, our staff contributions towards the SECA campaign finishes near the top in total contributions within the Department of Corrections, and this year was no different. Their constant effort to assist those in need of help, whether at work or at home, is a reflection of their character, dedication and commitment not only to our correctional facilities, but also our communities," Yurkovich added.