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Janice Melton steps down as warden at BJCC

• 2 p.m. reception at BJCC March 31


March 31, 2017

Joe Allbaugh is in the foreground, with Janice Melton in the background.

The only warden BJCC has ever had, Janice Melton retires as of March 31. Department of Corrections (DOC) Director Joe Allbaugh read a resolution highlighting Melton's career, which was then approved unanimously by the DOC board.

He said her career began in corrections on Sept. 12, 1977, as a pardon and parole officer. The opening paragraph of the congratulatory resolution reads "Whereas, the Oklahoma Board of Corrections received with deep regret the news of the well-deserved retirement of Janice Melton ..." (You may hear the resolution read in a video on the website.)...

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