U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford (Arkansas District 1) and Rep. Fred Keller (Pennsylvania District 12), along with nine of their colleagues from the Bureau of Prisons Reform Caucus, introduced a House Resolution Friday to support National Correctional Officers and Employees Week. The resolution recognizes the role correctional officers and employees play “in protecting the right of the public to be safeguarded from criminal activity.”
Rep. Crawford said, “Our nation’s correctional officers are a crucial part of law enforcement and keeping folks safe. At a time where crime is rising and the defund the police movement is mobilized, I stand in support of all officers so they can properly enforce our laws and work to rehabilitate inmates.”
May 1-7, 2022, was National Correctional Officers and Employees Week.
Additionally, Gov. Asa Hutchinson proclaimed the week as Correctional Officers and Employees Week. “Thousands of men and women serve as correctional officers and employees at the Arkansas Division of Correction and the Division of Community Correction,” said Hutchinson. “Without accolades or fanfare, they serve with honor and are deserving of our gratitude and respect.”