Anabel Mitchell: May 20, 1924 -- November 4, 2019.

 
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Anabel Mitchell, wife of former ACA president Louie L. Wainwright Sr., passed away on November 4, 2019 at the age of 95. Anabel has been a member of ACA since 1970 and has had a long, successful career in corrections.

Anabel's career began when she became a classification officer at the Florida Correctional Institution in Lowell, Florida in 1958. She was the first woman to be given the role of department head within the Florida Corrections System and implemented the first classification office for incarcerated women. She would later become assistant superintendent at Lowell before achieving the rank of superintendent, the first woman to be named superintendent of a men's prison in the U.S. She also later became the first woman to be appointed to the Florida Parole Commission as parole commissioner in 1975. In 1984, the Anabel P. Mitchell Training Center was dedicated in her name at Dade Correctional Institution in Homestead, Florida. In 2000, ACA...

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