By Molly Payne
(Cushing, Okla) — Dignitaries from CoreCivic, US Marshal Service and the City of Cushing were present on Tuesday at a re-dedication ceremony held on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 at the Cushing Youth and Community Center.
Last week, the City, CoreCivic, and the U.S. Marshals Service executed agreements, establishing mutual partnerships that created the opportunity for Cimarron Correctional Facility to provide correctional serves to the U.S. Marshals Service. The action taken by the Commission preserved nearly 200 jobs.
Following last week’s meeting, Chairman Roberson said, “The Board of Commissioners approved an agreement between CoreCivic and the U.S. Marshal Service, which will allow for the continued operation of the Cimarron Correctional Facility. For years, CoreCivic has been a large employer for Cushing and the surrounding area. We are thankful for this opportunity to retain jobs locally that otherwise may have been lost. We also appreciate CoreCivic’s long-standing partnership and look forward to a continued successful relationship.”
Tuesday’s ceremony concluded with a U.S. Marshal Service flag presentation to Chairman Roberson. The flag will be flown at Cimarron Correctional Facility.
Among those in attendance were: CCF Warden Michael Sizemore, CoreCivic Executive Vice President Patrick Swindle, The Honorable Clayton D. Johnson, US Marshal for Northern District of Oklahoma, The Honorable Kerry L. Pettingill, US Marshal for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, Jeb Beasley, Core Civic, Cushing City Manager Terry Brannon, Cushing City Attorney Jonathan Huseman, Chairman of the Cushing Board of Commissioners BJ Roberson, Vice-Chairman of the Cushing Board of Commissioners Nancy Dowell, Commissioners Mike Griffith, Ricky Lofton and Lee Denney, Cushing Economic Director Bruce Johnson, Rep. John Talley, Senator Tom Dugger and County Commissioner Zack Cavett.