PEP's Patrick McGee Wins the Texas Governor's Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award

PEP’s Patrick McGee Wins the Texas Governor’s Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award

PEP’s very own Patrick McGee, Manager of Prison Initiatives, received a special award from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice today at their “Volunteer Services Awards” Presentation at the Crowne Plaza – Austin. Pat was named the winner of the Leonard Davis Award for Most Hours Served.

(You can read the official press release from TDCJ here.)

His certificate, signed by Governor Rick Perry, is one of the highest civilian awards provided by the TDCJ. This award is particularly meaningful to Pat, who previously spent over seventeen years of his life as an inmate with TDCJ.

Pat shared the following note with us this morning:

For all of those who have ever been told you can’t do anything, or you’ll never amount to anything, this one’s for you!

For those who have no voice but so many things to say, this one’s for you!

For my teammates who allow me to be me and support me through whatever, this one’s for us!

My name may be called, but it is our spirit which will receive. Love you all!

Please join us in congratulating Pat on this remarkable award, and thanking him for the tremendous impact that he has made on so many lives through his service.

To make a gift in Pat’s honor, please go to

  1. So great to be there to see it, sorry I wasnt able to stay longer… You make us all so very proud!

  2. Melvin Maltz says:

    A big man accomplishes big things with little thought for himself. Congratulations Pat, you are an outstanding example for your PEP brothers to follow.

  3. Anonymous says:

    You go Pat!!!

  4. Devonda Francis says:

    Congratulations Pat!
    You have proven that everyone deserves a second chance. I can think of no more worthy recipient of this prestigious award, and feel certain that the selecting committee has made an excellent choice.This award brings honor not only to your good self, but to the entire PEP Family of which you are such an illustrious representative. Please accept my warmest congratulations. Keep giving God all the Glory and allow Him to use you to improve others lives. You are truly amazing. God Bless!

  5. Olukunbi Orimoloye says:

    This is very inspiring indeed! I think it is a very good story to use in counseling prison inmates in other locations all over the world. Every human being deserves a second chance. I am happy for Pat.

  6. […] to a group of 150 eighth graders at Hogg Middle School in Houston, Texas. The group included PEP’s Patrick McGee as well a graduates Scott Wesley and Greg P. These three men spoke to these middle school students […]

  7. Juergen Albers says:

    We are all impressed by your energy and devotion! Congrats from germany!

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