Springfield Republican: Hampden County Sheriff Michael Ashe celebrated at White House as 'Champion of Change'
June 30, 2014
Hampden County Sheriff Michael J. Ashe was honored Monday during a White House ceremony that celebrated his 40-year career in criminal justice and recognized him as a "champion of change" in the area of inmate rehabilitation.
Ashe was one of 15 people being recognized under President Obama's "Champions of Change" program in the category of Expanding Reentry Employment Opportunities.
Warren said "Sheriff Ashe has done an outstanding job growing innovative, successful, and nationally recognized corrections and reentry programs based on his values of strength, decency, firmness and fairness.
Governor Patrick said "His remarkable record of achievements and his outstanding commitment to the field of criminal justice makes him truly deserving of this honorable recognition."
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