BANGOR – It’s National Correctional Officer Week, and a Portland organization that works to improve mental health and substance abuse programs has recognized jail officials in town.
The Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine on Wednesday honored the work done at the Penobscot County Jail.
“They recognized three or four people and or groups doing stuff and ours was on the community service side of getting things done,” Sheriff Troy Morton said Wednesday. “Some of the programs that we’ve been doing at our jail, which is totally about collaboration.”
President Ronald Regan signed a proclamation in 1984 to create National Correctional Officers Week. It’s celebrated annually on the first full week in May.