Awards and Appreciation

Leaders show appreciation for Ironwood State Prison staff

By Lt. H. Mora

On Aug. 26, Ironwood State Prison Warden Neil McDowell, along with Chief Deputy Warden (A) John Merchant and Executive staff, showed appreciation for the staff.

During these difficult times, the staff at Ironwood State Prison continued to worked diligently to accomplish the institution’s mission and continue to work together.

Knowing that Ironwood State Prison staff have to endure extreme desert temperatures, Executive staff showed appreciation through food. Freshly grilled burgers, prepared and delivered by Executive staff, helped thank staff.

Warden McDowell and Chief Deputy Warden (A) Merchant concluded the event with a message to thank staff .

“Together, we can all take pride in this accomplishment and our continued commitment to excellence. We are proud and honored to be part of this team. Thank you for all you do each and every day,” they said.

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