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865Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20020110Primary Sponsor: J. Verne SmithAll Sponsors: J. Verne Smith, Verdin, Fair, Anderson, ThomasDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\pt\1672dw02.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020123Subject: Women's Correctional Institute to be renamed the Camille Griffin Graham Correctional InstituteHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20020123 Adopted, returned to Senate with concurrence House 20020122 Committee report: Favorable 24 HIMR House 20020115 Introduced, referred to Committee 24 HIMR Senate 20020110 Introduced, adopted, sent to House Versions of This Bill Revised on January 22, 2002 - Word format
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January 22, 2002
Introduced by Senators J. Verne Smith, Verdin, Fair, Anderson and Thomas
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To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (S. 865) to request the South Carolina Department of Corrections to name the Women's Correctional Institution the "Camille Griffin Graham Correctional Institution", etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
RONALD N. FLEMING for Committee.
TO REQUEST THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TO NAME THE WOMEN'S CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION THE "CAMILLE GRIFFIN GRAHAM CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION" AND TO ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS TO THAT EFFECT.
Whereas, in 1977, Camille Griffin Graham served as the first female warden of an adult male correctional facility in South Carolina, the Maximum Detention Retraining Center adjacent to the Central Correctional Institution in Columbia, South Carolina. At that time in our state's history, the Maximum Detention Retraining Center housed the most violent and difficult to manage inmates in the entire prison system; and
Whereas, she graduated from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, with a bachelor's degree in English, and continued her education at the University of South Carolina receiving a master's degree in counseling psychology and post-masters study as a Ph.D. candidate in counselor education with emphasis in criminal justice; and
Whereas, Camille Griffin Graham began her illustrious thirty-year career in corrections as a group and individual counselor at the Department of Youth Services (which has since been renamed the Department of Juvenile Justice). She established the first successful coeducational group counseling program within the State of South Carolina for incarcerated juveniles, and she developed special programs and treatment for violent and special needs youth; and
Whereas, she performed with competence and distinction as Warden of the Maximum Detention Retraining Center for the South Carolina Department of Corrections. She was subsequently recruited by the State of Arizona, where she rose to the level of Deputy Director for Arizona Department of Corrections; and
Whereas, Camille Griffin Graham has published The Corrections Yearbook for twenty years and has prolifically authored other publications which provide the blueprint for sound correctional practice nationwide in many areas, including prison riots, management of correctional staff, management of crowded prisons, prison gang violence, correctional contracting and privatization, and women in corrections; and
Whereas, she distinguished herself as a national consultant and member of an extraordinary number of correctional associations, institutes, and academies. Her knowledge of correctional systems and practice has resulted in court appearances as an expert witness. She received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Correctional Officers in 1981. She currently provides direction to correctional systems through research, technical assistance, analysis, and planning as Principal, Criminal Justice Institute, Inc., and Managing Partner, Criminal Justice Solutions, LLC; and
Whereas, for sixteen years she has served as the Executive Director of the Association of State Correctional Administrators and in that capacity provides support, training, professional growth, and a monthly newsletter for the leaders of this nation's state departments of corrections; and
Whereas, Camille Griffin Graham is an esteemed professional whose contributions to modern correctional practice continue to benefit corrections professionals and those in their charge. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, request the South Carolina Department of Corrections to name the Women's Correctional Institution the "Camille Griffin Graham Correctional Institution" and to erect appropriate markers or signs to that effect.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Camille Griffin Graham and to the Director of the South Carolina Department of Corrections.
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