Corrections Appreciation Week takes place during the 1st week of May.
Each year, businesses and organizations partner with us to help show appreciation to our Corrections Officers. From snacks and goody bags to meals and gifts our community finds ways to say thank you for the work our Correction Officers do 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
We have approximately 125 Corrections Officers that man the Morgan County Jail. If your group or organization would like to join others in showing appreciation to our team, let us know and we can help guide you through the process. Click here: Corrections Appreciation Information
You can also support the Men and Women of the Sheriff's Office through the Sheriff's Foundation. This fund is managed by the Non-profit Civilian Support Unit and is used to support our staff during times of need and support the work of the Sheriff's Office. You can learn more here: Sheriff Foundation
By the President of the United States of America
Correctional officers have the difficult and often dangerous assignment of ensuring the custody, safety, and well-being of the over 600,000 inmates in our Nation's prisons and jails. Their position is essential to the day-to-day operations of these institutions; without them, it would be impossible to achieve the foremost institutional goals of security and control.
Historically, correctional officers have been viewed as "guards," occupying isolated and misunderstood positions in prisons and jails. In recent years, the duties of these officers have become increasingly complex and demanding. They are called upon to fill, simultaneously, custodial, supervisory, and counseling roles. The professionalism, dedication, and courage exhibited by these officers throughout the performance of these demanding and often conflicting roles deserve our utmost respect. The important work of correctional Officers often does not receive the recognition from the public it deserves. It is appropriate that we honor the many contributions and accomplishments of these men and women who are a vital component of the field of corrections.
In recognition of the contributions of correctional officers to our Nation, the Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 132, has designated the week beginning May 6, 1984, as "National Correctional Officers Week," and authorized and requested the President to issue an appropriate proclamation.
Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the week beginning May 6, 1984, as National Correctional Officers Week. I call upon officials of State and local governments and the people of the United States to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of May, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and eighth.