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Nominated: Steve Turner / Kentucky - June 19, 2018

Steve has always operated as a team player, not only for KY but for all member states, especially Indiana. He did not fall short when faced with one of Indiana's difficult sex offender transfer cases. Indiana submitted a RFRI's for a resident sex offender living in the receiving state when sentenced. Although the compact affords sex offenders the opportunity to travel daily to work, this offender could not exercise the privilege due to the commute totaling 7 hrs round trip. The offender not only had to miss work but his entire family was lodged with him. The family became destitute and struggled to stay in a hotel after their funding ran out. Steve considered these factors and expedited the response to not one but 4 different requests after each address failed sex offender requirements. Not only did Steve expedite Indiana's request, he performed the first investigation within 1 hr of notice, going above and beyond to send field agents to the address to investigate. Steve and his field team managed to investigate 4 RFRI's all within the time frame allotted for completion of 1 request. Each time an address failed, the compact clock started over; nonetheless, Steve did not allow this extra time to deter his efforts of bringing a resolution within the first 5 days. Steve exemplified the true meaning of the "spirit of the compact", safely bringing home an offender whose case fell in the "gray" areas of the compact. We recognize and appreciate Steve's consistent camaraderie and we nominate him for a STELLAR job done.

Submitted by: Compact Office Staff Nita Wright / Indiana


Margaret Thompson

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Full Name: Margaret E. Thompson


Commission Title:

Role Group: Parole & Probation

Agency: Board of Probation & Parole

Unit: Interstate Compact

Address: 1101 S. Front Street

Suite 5800

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17104-2545

Region: East

Office Email:


Office Phone:

Direct Phone: 717-787-5699 x1142

Cell/Mobile: 717-682-0954

Fax 1: 717-214-7028

Fax 2:



Margaret Thompson graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Education and Counseling. After graduation, she spent the next 13 years in Peru and Europe before returning to the United States in 1989. Shortly after her return, she joined the York County Adult Probation Department as a bilingual probation officer for 8 years, specializing in the female offender population. She then served 5 years as Supervisor of the Intermediate Punishment, Pre-sentence Investigation and Pre-Trial Intervention Units. In 2002 she began her career as Director of Interstate Probation Services with the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole which included the title of Deputy Compact Administrator. Ms. Thompson assists the ICAOS Training Committee with the Web-Ex trainings. Additionally, she is an ex-officio member of the PA State Council for the Interstate Commission for Juveniles.

Submitted by mthompson on 11:04am EDT


Steve's actions were definitely above and beyond! He showed compassion for someone in a very difficult situation without jeopardizing community safety.