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Women's History Month: SCI Camp Hill

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March 06, 2019 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

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In honor of Women's History Month, the Department of Corrections will highlight some of the exceptional women who work for the DOC and the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole. We are grateful for the wonderful women who work in Pennsylvania's criminal justice system.


Brooke Sowers
Adult Basic Education Teacher
SCI Camp Hill

Brooke Sowers is an Adult Basic Education teacher who has several years of experience with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, beginning with CCC Region 2 (10 months), Harrisburg Community Corrections Center (CCC) (2 years), PennDOT (5 months) and SCI Camp Hill (3 years).

She is described by her supervisor as, "one of the best professionals that I have had the opportunity to work with." 

Brooke is a natural leader, demonstrated by her lead worker duties with SCI Camp Hill's reentry fair, graduation ceremony and Correction Education Association (CEA) Audit. She consistently exceeds expectations. 

Brooke's organizational skills help her students to achieve their GED and/or Commonwealth Secondary Diploma (CSD) mandates. She has an awesome rapport and positive interaction with her students and fellow coworkers. 

She is a champion for the prison's Education Department and an elite teacher within the Department of Corrections.

In her free time, Ms. Sowers enjoys spending time with family, attending sporting events and is a fan of dirt track racing.


Sandra Piper
Food Service Instructor
SCI Camp Hill

From 1986 until 2004, Sandra Piper worked two jobs simultaneously: at Hamilton Health Care as a dental assistant and at Keystone Services System providing meals and activities for the mentally challenged. 

Sandra began her career with the Department of Corrections on April 12, 2004, as a dental assistant at SCI Camp Hill. During her tenure, she quickly identified a need to provide better orthodontic care for dental patients. She developed an internal procedure that decreased long lead-time for receipt of patient supplies, documentation that allowed her and others to track each patient's orthodontic requirements, maintain status of dental prosthetics and account for each item upon receipt. 

On September 7, 2008, Sandra became a food service instructor. Again, she wasted no time establishing and gaining respect from staff and inmates. Sandra became involved, driven and judicious in carrying out her duties. Over the past 10 years in food service, she has volunteered outside of her normal schedule to work and prepare meals for special institutional events. She is one of the best employees at training inmate workers and always maintaining professionalism. Sandra is a great asset to the Food Service Department. She is organized, methodical and sets high standards of personal performance.

On a personal note, Sandra cares for her elderly mother, enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and is active in line dancing and bowling.       


Terry Reynolds
Corrections Record Specialist
SCI Camp Hill

Terri Reynolds is a corrections records specialist, having 20 years of experience with the Department of Corrections. She began her career in 1999 as a medical records specialist at SCI Camp Hill, before transferring to the Central Office Records Division. She returned to SCI Camp Hill in 2013, as a corrections records specialist, where she continues to excel. 

Terri worked on diagnostic and classification center cases, doing initial classification and reception work, bus preparation and various court related inmate videos conferences. She is currently working on general population cases, with her primary focus on inmate releases. 

Terri is an exemplary employee and a wonderful person. She is a consummate professional, who is hard working, dependable and possesses a wealth of knowledge in the Records Department. 

Being such a pleasure to work with, her team recognizes her as both coworker and friend. Terri does not seek out recognition or "toot her own horn."

Outside of work, Terri leads a busy family life with her husband of six months…and yes, she is still honeymooning. She loves to spend time with her four grandchildren.  She also takes care of her 91-year-old grandmother. When she has a moment, you can find her playing Pokeno with her girlfriends or making plans for her next travel trip with her husband.

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