Pinal Geology & Mineral Museum Newsletter Highlights New Display Case

Reference Collection for Pinal Geology and Mineral Museum
The Flagg Mineral Foundation recently purchased a custom built drawer unit for the Museum. The Foundation and Museum staff collaborated with the skilled craftsman in the Arizona Correctional Industries Wood Shop at the Florence Prison to build the custom drawer unit.

Reference Specimens Drawer Unit

This beautiful new display space holds the Museum’s reference collection. According to the Museum Director, “The ACI Wood Shop team did an outstanding job making the unit and volunteers have already placed over two thousand specimens in the drawers.”

Pinal Geology & Mineral Museum website

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06Aug 2018

He found the contraband items in a trash bin in the men’s restroom

ACI’s FY2018 4th Quarter Employee of the Quarter is Mr Mario Hernandez.
Keefe

Hired in August 2017 as an Industry Program Specialist (IPS) for Business Development with the Keefe contract in Tucson, he has already made quite an impression with his willingness to help and his full attention to inmate and staff security.

Recently, Mr. Hernandez discovered that inmates in the Keefe warehouse were introducing contraband through the packaged items Keefe delivers to the prisons. He caught an inmate picking up some items and when he questioned the inmate, the inmate denied everything.

Mr. Hernandez was persistent and found the contraband items in a trash bin in the men’s restroom. After the items were discovered, they were estimated to be worth $35,000 inside a prison. Mr. Hernandez showed dedication to ensure ACI’s staff and inmates are safe at all times.

The Employee Awards Committee thanks the entire ACI team for nominating different deserving staff members every quarter!

Congratutaions, Mario!