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July 11, 2022

Former Warren County resident receives Wainwright Scholarship

Clarissa Davis

The Corrections Foundation (Florida) recently awarded the first Louie L. Wainwright Scholarship, worth $2,500, to Clarissa Davis, a former Warren County resident.

The daughter of Elder Plummer Talley and Evangelist Emily Talley of Baskerville, Va., Davis was a former educator at New Beginnings Learning Center in Warrenton and Above & Beyond in Henderson.

She holds an associates degree in the Criminal Justice field and is currently attending the University of South Florida to complete her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology. Davis is also continuing her education at Living Waters Biblical Institute in Cleveland, Ohio, to complete her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies/Ministry of Arts.

Davis began working in the field of Corrections in 2014, volunteering and completing an internship in correctional institutions. In 2015, she began working as a corrections officer in the Lawrenceville, Va. Corrections Facility.

In 2019, her career took her to Bartow, Fla., where she worked as a juvenile detention officer.

Davis was ordained and licensed to minister in 2020. She has been with the Florida Department of Corrections at Hardee Correctional Institution in Bowling Green, Fla., since April 2021, serving dual roles as a classification officer and chaplain…

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