Tireless Service to Prisoners Recognized
Army honors Chaplain of the Year, Service to Others, Excellence in Corrections
The Salvation Army recognized Chaplain Greg Murphy, who has served more than 25 years as the chaplain of the Chillicothe Correctional Center in Chillicothe, MO, as Chaplain of the Year for 2017. Chaplain Murphy has a long history of service which includes short term mission trips, and fulltime mission work overseas. He has a passion for serving the vulnerable and disenfranchised.
The Army presented Warden Nathan Burl Cain with one of the organization's highest recognitions, the Others Award for his service at the Angola Prison in Angola, Louisiana. Warden Cain set a goal of “moral rehabilitation,” a term he coined, and established Bible Seminaries at the prison. He also was the first to establish an inmate-run prison hospice and the Malachi Ministry. This ministry is now active in 25 states and 17 countries.
The Army presented the National Award for Excellence in Corrections for 2017 to Envoys Thom and Janice McMahan, divisional Correctional Services directors the Army's Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Division. They were two of the original founders of the Prison Aftercare Network (PAN) which has been meeting for over 10 years every month. The network consists of ministries, organizations and the Department of Corrections Probation and Parole in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Envoy Thom McMahan’s dedicated service began decades ago. He says he has received more from the men he has served than he could ever have given over the years.