Philadelphia Prison System welcomes new class of correctional officers

    The first class of new correctional officers in more than a year will graduate today in a ceremony at Abraham Lincoln High School in Mayfair. Twenty-five cadets will be sworn in.

    District Attorney Seth Williams, City Controller Alan Butkovitz, Prison Commissioner Louis Giorla and Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Everett Gillison will honor the cadets, who just finished an 11-week training course.

    Karen Bryant and Juanita Goodman, who both have a two-decade history working for the Prison System, will be sworn in as wardens. They’ll join the cadets and 52 other lesser-ranking employees at the promotion ceremony.

    All 25 cadets will work at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Holmesburg.

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