• Jail tour solidifies education for criminal justice students
By Linda Green

Marquila Sims, Haley Chalker and Allen Thomas sit on the bench in a former juvenile cell at the McDuffie County Detention Center as they listen to Maj. Ronnie Williamson during a tour of the jail. Photo by Linda Green.

Aspirations to become law enforcement officers or employees in offices that defend the civil liberties of mankind or prosecute them for offenses led a group of men and women to enroll in a criminal justice program at Augusta Technical College in Thomson.
As part of the class curriculum, the students have been studying the role of corrections in America. The studies incorporated a tour of the McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office and the McDuffie County Law Enforcement Center on Thursday.
The visit included an audience with Sheriff Logan Marshall, Maj. Ronnie Williams and 911 Director Tracy Neal. The department officials and employees provided five students with insight into the operations of the sheriff’s department and jail.

To read more on this story, see the Wed., Dec. 11, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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