On April 26 and 27 the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and the Department of Energy (DOE) convened a joint workgroup at the National Corrections Academy in Aurora, CO. The purpose of the workgroup was to see how both federal agencies could better serve the corrections community on matters of sustainability. Participants in the workgroup were leaders in the sustainability movement in corrections and represented IN, CA, OR, VA, OH VA and jails in Memphis, Lafayette, LA, and Marion County, KY. The Federal Bureau of Prisons was also represented.
While all of these topics will require additional work in the coming months the very fact this meeting took place and a comprehensive list of very attainable goals came out of it ensures the growth of sustainability in corrections will continue. Watch this space going forward about progress on each of these topics and to read the full report.
Participants in the workgroup pictured left (left to right) include Keviin Orme, IN, Bailey Waits, Memphis, Deborah Hysen, CA, Colby Barbier, Lafayette, LA, Chad Naugle, OR, Charlie Hein, FBOP, Tommy Norris, GreenPrisons, Tony Stines, NIC, Lois Fegan, VA, Leah Morgan, Barry Brady, Marion County KY, Alice Dasek, DOE .