Marching competition at BJCC this week


Lynn L. Martin.

Bill Johnson Correctional Center's (BJCC) eighth annual Fourth of July precision marching competition was held on the morning of July 3 at the BJCC yard. Four teams competed and two were so close in ranking the judges asked for a repeat. This final triple flip flourish was put on by Unit 1-B, which houses the Delayed Sentence Program trainees. A video of the entire competition can be seen at the newspaper web site,

The eighth annual precision marching competition between four housing units at the Bill Johnson Correctional Center (BJCC) was conducted at 9 a.m. Tuesday. The event is dedicated to the memory of former Deputy Warden Craig Beavers who, along with his wife, Leisa, was killed in a motorcycle wreck near Medford by a driver who ran a stop sign.

Renae Steward, who helped coordinate the marching competition said, "The marching event is to incorporate the disciplines the trainees encounter with the cognitive behavioral changes they are going through at the facility. The result is a very patriotic,...

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