Page 4 of the March 1982 issue of the NYC Department of Correction Inside Out newsletter [See image of Page 4 at right] included a feature column -- entitled On the Gate -- of personal news notes about individual DOC staffers: appointments, promotions, retirements, graduations, weddings, births, deaths. Their names appeared in bold face type.
Image of Page 4 of the March 1982 issue of NYC DOC's Inside Out tabloid-size newsletter.
The phrase "On the Gate" is a familar one within DOC facilities where staffers call the attention of the officer in charge of the entry gate to the fact they are waiting for him or her to activate the mechanism to admit them.
The staff of Inside Out included Errol D. Toulon, then a C.O. who served as its photographer. In due course, he would rise through the ranks to become Correction Academy Deputy Warden during the 1990s.
In the summer of 2010, Toulon, a Monroe College professor, made available to this website a copy of the March 1982 issue of Inside Out.
From that issue copy, the NYCHS webmaster has created this eight-page web presentation of extracted images and texts. This web page's images and texts were extracted from that newsletter issue's Page 4.
Captain Nicholas Menrath, Commanding Officer of the department’s
range at Rodmans Neck and Captain Peter Kozack of the newly-formed Inspectional Services Division went to Saratoga to shoot in the annual Firearms
Competition against Law Enforcement
officers from New York and Canada.
competition included men and women
from Customs, the FBI, Port Authority
and the New York City Police Department. The event attracted 130 entrants.
Kozack and Menrath have been practicing and it paid off. They took first
place in the two-man team in the expert
division and Captain Kozack won first
place in the singles expert division. They
came away with a new firearm and beatiful medals.
|WEBMASTER NOTE: Above is an image of the heading for the newsletter's column of personal news notes about individual DOC staffers. The shield was supposed to represent the "O" in the column's title On the Gate.
TRANSPORTATION DIVISION ...
We welcome our new Warden, Michael
Cantwell, and wish his success. Good
luck to the new promotees, William
Bird, James Collins, Manual Toro, Eugene Ruppert and Edward Weinschreider. We are going to miss our retirees, Ronald Barberger, Kilus White,
Robert Bach, Mitch Patino, Vito Orlando, Angelo Ginacola, Carl Sutera,
William Curran, Raymond Leslie, Anthony Piraniao, Emmett Walker, John
Dormer and Robert Vaughns. Speedy recovery
to Lincoln Dadd who is in St. Vincent's Hospital
in Staten Island. Cards or
notes would be appreciated... Reported
by C.O. ANDREW TOLSON...
CIFM ... Congratulations to Dr. Gertrude Box, Director of our Learning Center, on the graduation of her two daughters, Tiara, who earned her Ph.D. in psychology and Mrs. Grandma T. Runyan
who earned an A.A. degree from NYS
University. Congratulations to Mrs. Arcadia Hall of our Cashier’s Office on the
marriage of her son Jose Rosario to Elsie
Ramos. Ms. Ramos recently earned her
B.S. degree in Sociology from Daemen
College. She won two academic awards,
Alumni’s Association’s Outstanding Student Award, the Most Brilliant College
Student Award and she was her class
Valedictorian. Congratulations to CO.
John Clidas. He is so proud of his son,
Michael, who recently graduated from
West Point. Now John can retire ...
Reported by C.O. MELVIN LEE...
CENTRAL OFFICE ... Carole Howard, secretary to D/C Koehler, is back at
work after the birth of her daughter
Yvette Ayisha who is just 10 weeks old.
Upon request, Carole proudly produces
the most beautiful pictures of her pride
and joy. Welcome to Captain Paul Cascio
to the Inspectional Services Division.
Paul and his wife are the proud parents
of a baby boy named Evan born 9/8/81
weighing 7½ pounds. Another proud
mother whose dazzling smile appears
each time she mentions her son Justin
Wate is Debbie McCommons, secretary
to Chief McMickens. Justin is 6½
months old. Sympathy to Alice Mack and
her family on the loss of her husband.
Roma Fives, secretary to Commissioner
Ward is all smiles these days. Maybe it’s
because of the beautiful engagement
ring she received during the Christmas
holidays from her fiance William
Schnaars. They will walk down the aisle
April 23, 1983. The Legal Division wel-
comes Antoinette Goode, C.O. Rebecca
Marshall’s daughter. Mother and daughter are both working in the Legal Division.. . and doing well. . . Reported by
C. 0. MARION SMITH...
QUEENS HDM... We had so many
proud fathers passing out cigars. . . C.O.
Philip Groia and his wife Janice had a
baby girl named Kristen, born July 13,
1981 ... Rasheed Sharif and his wife
Najmah have a baby boy named Khalid,
born October 20, 1981. Lester Bell and
his wife Ann have a new addition to their
household named David, born October
10, 1981, Bob Lazarro and his wife Alma
named their new baby daughter
Lorraine, born November 28, 1981 and
Willie Colon and his wife, Adelaide,
named their new addition, Ryan, born
January 11, 1982 . . . Welcome to the
world... Wedding bells chimed for CO.
Ted Marcinkiewicz when he married
Joan O’Brien in October... Angelo
Manzi and Marie Beneduce will walk
down the aisle April 18th. .. Good luck
to the newlyweds. . . Condolences to
C.O. Joe Castora and his family on the
loss of his father Vito on January 18,
1982, Sympathy to Captain Margaret
Coleman on the loss of her sister Carolyn
Mosely on January 27, 1982... Civilian
Aide Gloria Martin lost her father, on
January 14, 1982. Get well soon, C.O.
Joe Seoane, who is recovering at home
from a gunshot wound by an unknown
assailant in a robbery attempt... We
miss you, Joe... Reported by C.O. MARGIE BRACCO
TRAINING ACADEMY ... Congratulations and a big welcome to James T.
Garvey, Jr., our new Commanding Officer. Best of luck to Captains Mary Marion, Robert DeRosa, Lloyd Freckleton
and Melvin Fiermosca, whose identical
twin brother Edward turned a few heads
at the promotional ceremony. Edward is
a Police Officer at the NYPD’s Academy.
Dep Garvey and his staff are working
very hard on the training program which
is being closely reviewed to improve the
quality and training environment with
the priority on giving all new officers
and promotees the best possible foundation for their job performances ...
Reported by Captain NATALE
BROOKLYN HDM.. . Our sympathy to C.O. Matthew Burke on the loss of his
wife Sammie who died on December 6,
1981 ... All in the Family: C.O. Ronald
Grayson and his wife have a new baby
named David born 12/23 weighing 7½
pounds. C.O. Miguel Rodriquez and his
wife had a baby boy named Keith Michael, born 1/4 weighing 6 lbs 1 oz.
this is their sixth child . . . all boys
CO. John Kudrycki and his wife have a
new daughter named Corrine born
1/27/82 weighing 6 lbs 8 oz. CO. Thomas
Brennan shot a 5-point buck last November weighing in at 140 lbs. . . We salute
the following officers on their promotion
to Captain ... Robert Wagenstein, Arthur Connor, Robert Ridenour, James
Frye and Thomas Burke. We will miss
our retirees, Captain Nazario DeMayo,
C.O.’s Mike Marrone, Vincent Gracci
and Lou Carrington. C.O. Don R. Rouse
and his wife LeVonne are the proud parents of a son named (what else?) Don R.
Rouse Jr., born 10/25/81 weighing in at
10 lbs, 2 ozs. . . We wish success to D/W
James Hunter and ADW Harvey Pierce
on their new assignments. We welcome
aboard DW James Larkin, Captains
Thomas McCoy, Jose Aponte, Frank
Muzio, Andrew Dumawol, Vincent Orsini, James Frye and Robert Ridenour
... Despite near freezing temperatures,
a ski trip was held on January 14 at Lake
Placid. According to C.O.'s Virgil Bossom and Lou Carrington, who coordinated the event, it was a smashing success for the 26 people who bravely
attended... Reported by C.O. ANDREW
AMKC ... It is indeed a newsworthy
achievement that ADW Julian Calvin
looper earned his Master of Arts Degree
in Criminal Justice 2/1/82. Much success
ARDC . . . A big hearty welcome to the
new Warden, Pat Perry, who is respected by everyone who knows him.
CO. Walter Enzelewski and his wife
Serena have a beautiful baby girl born
last May 30th. They named her Heather
Ann. The proud father is one of the department’s marathon runners . .
BELLEVUE HOSPITAL PRISON
WARD . . . Quote of the Month: “If it has
to be, it has to be me.” BHPW question of
the month: Where did the term “Bing”
come from? Send your answers to On The
Gate, Public Affairs, Central Office
Congratulations to our new Captains,
Tom Peterson, George Greene, John
Nichols . . . best of luck wherever they
are ... Anthony Liotta is a proud new
captain of his own yacht, a present from
his wife. He named the boat “Jean" ...
Welcome new Captains to BHPW. David
“Atlas” Delaney, Robert “Snake” McKeon, who was also named Irishman of
the Year by the Emerald Society, and
Jack “Ziggy” Sanacola. Congratulations
to Dante “Angels” Jayne Hayes, Maxine
Bryce and Patricia Cadle for completing
their probationary year. Best of luck to
Captain Michael “Curls” Walsh on his
promotion to ADW. P.S. See, there is a
God ... Hurry and get well John Olson
who underwent major surgery and is recuperating at home. Cards and notes
would be welcome addressed to BHPW.
He’d love to hear from everyone. Vinnie
Esposito completed a course on Community Crime Prevention Specialization at
Norfolk State University ... Congratulations to Mario Ragonesi on his recent
windfall in Atlantic City... Welcome to
Officers Alan and Bruce Cronhein, AKA
A&B, and Dave Schoenfeld. 1981 was a
good year. For the first time in seven
years, we had a test and 16 officers of this
command passed the test and are now on
the list. Definitely onward and upward
for this group ... We all miss C.O. Anthony Eugenio who died on September
13, 1981. Officer Eugenio is fondly remembered for his brilliant sense of humor and his fierce loyalty as a friend. . .
Reported by C.O. JOHN ABER ...
At the close of this two-day
event, a seminar on firearms and a babecue was held to celebrate the winners
and their competitors.
This year, this expert team plans to do
equally as well, and when Kozack was
asked what his own goal was for their
team, he smiled broadly and said, “The
Nationals, what else?”
Department of Correction officers and
commanding officers swept an unprecedented 129 medals, the highest amount
won in Correction history; 31 of which
were gold at the Fourth Annual Police
Olympics held at Syracuse, New York
Over 100 DOC uniformed employees
participated in the sporting event. Participants in track and field events
excelled winning a total of 47 medals,
including 18 gold medals. Not to be outdone the female officers of the bowling
team won 21 medals, seven of which were gold. Other medals were won in softball (18), basketball (11), tennis (8),
boxing (6), swimming (5), pistols (4),
diving (2), karate (1), and weight-lifting
Here’s a rundown of events:
TRACK AND FIELD: William Sanford of Headquarters and Wayne Murphy of C-95 racked up the largest number of medals for their efforts. Sanford
copped four gold in the high jump, 1600
yd relay, 800 yd relay, 400 yd relay and
one silver in the 400 yd relay; Murphy
garnered two gold in the 440 yd and 1600
yd relay, one silver in the 400 yd relay,
and two bronze in the 220 yd and mile
walk. Lynda Massey of WHD and Lillie
Anderson of Transportation finished
neck in neck with each of the ladies win
ning gold medals in the shot-put and discus, and silver in the 1600 yd and the 400
yd relays. Transportation Division's
Westell Armstead brought home the silver in the 1600 yd and 400 yd relays and
the bronze in the discus and shot put in
the Women’s Division. The Midas Touch
belonged to Henry Hawkins (HDM) in
the 400 yds run, Angelo Rivituso (Qns
HDM) in the 1600 yd relay; Walter Powell (HDM), John Raia and Victor Ferguson of C-95 for the 400 yd relay. Randy
Pray (HDM) walked a mile for the gold in
the Mile Walk event.
Mike Western (C-95), fleet of foot,
dashed 200 yds to win a silver medal
then did it again winning a silver in the
400 yd relay. Silver medals went to Timothy Baysmore (HDM) for the 400 yd as
well to Mary Marion (ACAD) for the
same event in the Wmen’s Division. Officer Marion pulled a silver for the 1600
yd relay. Paul Goings (C-76) helped himself to a silver medal for the 1600 yd relay. Angelino Rivituso and Walter Powell each won a silver for the 1500 meters
and obstacle course, respectively. Again,
M. Western bronzed a medal for the 400
yds along with Capt. Eric McFarlane
(Qns HDM). Paul Goings made a strong
showing in the high jump and long jump
winning a bronze medal in each event.
Goings and Randy Pray both won a
bronze medal in the obstacle course competition.
In cycling, the department wizzed to
two gold, two silvers, and one bronze medal with the help of Garlien Jenkins
(C-95) and Walter Brunson (WHD).
BOWLING: This year Capt. Iva Hurston (WHD) led the bowling team winning three gold medals followed by
Elaine Monroe (Central Office) with two
gold and one silver, Mary Gargannu
(ELM PHW) winning two silver and one
bronze. In bowling doubles Raynelle
Robinson and Pat Martin both of WHD
cuffed a gold medal and bronze medal
apiece. Carolyn Conwell (WHD) won one
silver, one bronze. Lovely Lewis, Mary
Rice, Westell Armstead all of Transportation won a bronze, silver, silver respectively in the singles competition.
Rose Jefferson and Mary Nance (WHD)
won silver medals in the event. And the
Academy’s Capt. Dorothy Williams
bowled a bronze.
BOXING: Kenneth Dubose (C-74) and
Charles Lawrence (Bx HDM) displayed
their pugilistic skill and TKO-ed their
way to a gold medal apiece. Henry
Hawkins, Manny Mojica (C-95), Saul LeBron (HDM). and Bernard Johnson (Bx
HDM) punched bronze medals for their
TENNIS: Barry Cannon and Opeton
Marshall both of (C-95) garnered a gold
and silver medal respectively, in the singles tennis competition and raked silver
medals each in the doubles competition.
In TABLE TENNIS -- doubles, Francisco
Hall (RIH) and Alvin Woodall (Bx Ct)
both won silver medals; in the singles
competition they won gold and bronze respectively.
PISTOLS: Linda Murphy (WHD) and
Cathy Rameriz (WHD) finished with a
gold and bronze medal apiece. In the
team effort both won a silver medal.
SOFTBALL: Willie Sutton (HDM)
player/coach of the softball team lead his
players to a record breaking 18 bronze
medals. Meanwhile the BASKETBALL
TEAM under the tutelage of Bobbie
Jones (HDM) scored 11 bronze medals for
DIVING: Security’s own Capt. Zickuhr
displayed his aquatic talents in diving
and coming up with a silver and bronze
SWIMMING: Randy Rokisky was a
one man Mark Spitz winning four bronze
WEIGHT-LIFTING: Robert Barton
(Bklyn HDM) won a bronze medal.
KARATE: Henry Hawkins won a gold.
The 1982 Regional Olympics site will
be West Point in mid-June and in order
to qualify, you must place first, second,
or third in your particular category. The
International Competition will be held
in Austin, Texas, in August. Those interested can contact Eric Farlane, QHD,
C.O. Win. Sutton, HDM, Wm. Sanford,
Academy, Capt. R. Jones, QHD, Johnny
Hugee, HDM and CO. Odell Adams,
This is Page 4 of the New York Correction History Society's web presentation of images and texts extracted from NYC DOC's Inside Out issue of March 1982. Links to all 8 pages of the presentation -- each based on its corresponding page in the printed newsletter -- are listed below:
- Page 1 -- Inmate Count Steady, Koch to Grads, Inspection Division Formed.
- Page 2 -- Commissioner Ward's "editorial," Inmate Count story continuation.
- Page 3 -- Start of IIS, of PC lessons for inmates, of E.A.P.
- Page 4 -- DOCers in shooting competition & police olympics, On the Gate personals.
- Page 5 -- Starts: inmate grievance program, KCHPW, centralized & computerized TD.
- Page 6 -- Rose Singer bio, CO recruitment drive, Inspection Div. story continuation.
- Page 7 -- EEO Policy, IG Eng bio, 4 photos of shows at Rikers facilities..
- Page 8 -- Koehler bio, inmates repair parks, HDM COs honor Capt. Giles, IG story jump
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