Jackson Mahaffey has been named ‘Rookie of the Year’ by the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Oakdale, Louisiana.
The correctional officer began work at the Oakdale Federal Correctional Complex seven months ago, after serving with the United States Army.
“I did not expect to be in the running for this award because two or three other classes have started before me we’re still eligible for the Rookie of the Year award. Being considered along with people that have been at the institution for 18 months was honor in itself. I work with some great individuals.”
The award itself is given those who stands out among their peers and exceeds the standard.
Mahaffey was nominated for his work ethic and willingness to help.
“You have been instrumental in removing contraband from the institution and protecting your fellow officers. You are an asset to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and to the FCC Oakdale team. We honor and thank you for your service,” the award stated.
The honor was presented by the Warden of FCC Oakdale during Correctional Workers Week.
Mahaffey is a 2009 initiate of the Beta Omicron Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi at Northwestern State University.