FDC Wardens Graduate from a National Program Focused on Creating Safer Prisons
From left to right: Assistant Warden Everett McPherson, Warden Robert Hendry, Assistant Warden Royce Marlow and Regional Director Randy Tifft
RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. – Warden Robert Hendry, Assistant Warden Royce Marlow and Assistant Warden Everett McPherson from Martin Correctional Institution graduated from the Warden Exchange program on Thursday, September 10. The program is a seven-month course, facilitated by Prison Fellowship, that empowers corrections professionals to create a legacy of safer institutions and communities.
Secretary Julie Jones said, “The Department is proud of the dedication to excellence displayed by our members. I applaud Warden Robert Hendry, Assistant Warden Royce Marlow and Assistant Warden Everett McPherson for completing this program and for their commitment to improving the environment of our institutions. “
During the program, participants exchanged innovative ideas and best practices for the moral rehabilitation of inmates. Wardens from five different states met for four hours each week via video conference, visited facilities in Alabama and Oregon and toured the Florida Department of Corrections’ Sago Palm Re-Entry Center.
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs more than 23,000 members statewide, incarcerates more than 100,000 inmates and supervises nearly 140,000 offenders in the community.