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DRACUT — Mark McDonald of Dracut recently graduated from the Massachusetts Department of Correction Recruit Training Classes. His achievements were acknowledged at a July 28 ceremony by Massachusetts Department of Corrections Commissioner Kathleen M. Dennehy.

The correction officer graduates completed a rigorous 10-week training program, with classes at the Shirley Training Academy and on-the-job training at correctional facilities. The graduates received training in skills including emergency response procedures, ethics and professionalism and the inmate management system. Upon graduation, all begin immediate assignments in the correctional facilities.