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Message from ACI Warden Sam ...
Message from ACI Warden Sam Culpepper:
The Jackson County Floridan | Parents want their team out of the dark
Another parent who spoke was Sam Culpepper, father of two daughters at Sneads High and warden for Apalachicola Correctional Institution, the prison that provides inmate labor for the city. Culpepper
said the city has land the school board can use for athletic fields. He
disappointment with the situation for baseball and softball.Other than Sneads High and the City of Sneads fields, he
said, "I have yet to see a public high school that depends on the city." He
knows for some students "athletics fuels academics" and he
was very concerned about students having to use city fields.
"It's hard to know (that) if something went wrong, one stroke of a pen and they'd be off.We want the same consideration eveyone else has," he
Board of Directors - Corrections Foundation - Supporting the Correctional and Probation Officers Who Protect Public Safety
Region I Director, Florida Department of Corrections
These practices flourished under former ...
These practices flourished under former Warden Samuel Culpepper, a tough disciplinarian brought in to clean up the troubled institution.
Under Culpepper, inmates in confinement at Northwest Florida said they were stripped naked or down to their boxers at the whim of guards and had all their belongings and their mattresses taken away, then left around the clock on a cold metal bunk for 72 hours or more, with nothing to hold, not even a Bible.
DOC policy allows that to occur if an inmate in confinement â€" housed away from the general population â€" is impeding the institutionâ€™s normal operations.
But inmates said the policy was taken to unheard-of extremes under Culpepper
Warden Culpepper and the ...
Warden Culpepper and the staff at Northwest Florida Reception Center (NFRC) recently presented the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) program with a very generous Christmas donation to ensure that the abused and neglected children in Washington and Holmes counties have a very "Merry Christmas" this year.
Pictured from left: Amber Moore, FCCD rep, Vicki Tanaka, GAL case coordinator, Sam Culpepper, warden NFRC, Shelia Pelfrey, staff assistant NFRC, Monica Windsor, Health Services administrator NFRC, and Marisa Bishop, FCCD rep.
initiated the toy drive that ran for a month.
In that time, NFRC
collected hundreds of toys, a cash donation of $2500 from the institution, and personal contributions from the staff in the amount of $1225.
The warden also donated dozens of bicycles that were reconditioned by the inmates at the institution.
"The Guardian ad Litem program would like to express our most sincere and deepest gratitude for the overwhelming generosity of Warden Culpepper and the staff at the Northwest Florida Reception Center," said Vicki Tanaka, GAL case coordinator.