This week marks Correctional Employees Week

Department hosts events across the state

MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Corrections will celebrate Correctional Employees Week May 6-12 after a proclamation by Gov. Scott Walker.

According to a release, there will be events at correctional facilities, probation and parole offices and other work sites around the state.

There are approximately 10,000 employees working at 36 correctional facilities, 168 probation and parole offices and many others at offices and building throughout the state.

“I firmly believe our employees are our greatest resource. We know that a career in corrections is challenging and we are incredible thankful for the sacrifices of all of our employees and their families on a daily basis," DOC Secretary Jon Litscher said.

According to the release, the employees are crucial to the success of the Department of Corrections. Many individuals work as teachers, medical professionals, psychologists, treatment providers, security employees, probation and parole agents, IT employees and food service workers.

"I am incredibly proud to work for the Department of Corrections and extend my profound appreciation to all of our employees," Litscher said.

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