(Sheriff nominates Gaylla Finnell)….Sheriff Ray Loera recently announced his nomination.
Finnell is being nominated for the Volunteer of the Year with the American Jail Association. The AJA has notified the Sheriff that his nominee has been chosen as the 2015 Volunteer of the Year for AJA and will represent Imperial County. Finnell is currently pursuing an Educational Doctorate Degree with an emphasis in Postsecondary Education at San Diego state University, and completing her internship with the Sheriff’s office Corrections Bureau. During her internship, Finnell worked with the staff members to develop courses under the Inside/Out philosophy. Finnell has volunteered countless hours of her personal time at the County Jail and Day Reporting Center advocating for inmates. She conducts community presentations, interviews inmates and has taken the vision of creating a jail college credit program to a reality.