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Honor Farm announces employees of the quarter

Feb 7, 2013 - From staff reports

Warden Michael Pacheco has announced Sgt. Robert Koski and Marci Stewart have been selected as the uniform and non-uniform employees of the third quarter, respectively, for the Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton.

Koski started his career in corrections at the Wyoming State Penitentiary on March 29, 1999, as a correctional officer and transferred to the Wyoming Honor Farm on Sept. 1, 1999, and was promoted to corporal in 2006. In 2009, he was promoted to sergeant.

His peers have said that he is not only a hard working individual for the Wyoming Honor Farm but is also one of the most dedicated members at the institution. He is professional, honest, responsible, understanding and is not afraid to correct actions of both officers and inmates.

Koski's nomination said he takes on many duties at the Wyoming Honor Farm, which include, but are not limited, to tool control, key control, inmate disciplinary hearing sergeant and door master. He is a very good role model to any officer who wants to make the Wyoming Department of Corrections a career.

Stewart began her correctional career on July 8, 2011, at the Wyoming Honor Farm as a recreational specialist. Her peers said she is very creative and has introduced activities that involve the entire inmate population such as poetry contests, drawing contests and singing competitions, while still continuing with the softball, basketball and other traditional recreational activities.

Another area Stewart has been active in is employee activities after work or on weekends. She has scheduled ice skating, basketball, bowling, flag football, wellness presentations and many other activities that benefit the staff.

She is a member of the farm family and is also a wellness champion for the Wyoming Honor Farm. Stewart works closely with the community in order to have items donated to the facility. She invites members of the community to assist in judging poetry and art. Her nomination said she has done well in her position and is continually expanding her computer skills and her repertoire of recreational activities.

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