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More creative savings in KDOC. This time a new bill passed for addicts.

Just read an recent article on the examiner.com that said as of March 5th both the House & Senate have passed a bill allowing shorter sentences to Kentucky addicts who agree to complete drug treatment. Curious to know what everyone else thinks or if anyone knows other states taking similar steps? read more


Manipulation and Fear

by Joe Bouchard and Mike Plourde

Recently, Institutional Training Officer Mike Plourde, developed a module called “Con Games”. “Con Games” addresses some of the ruses and manipulation that may be executed on corrections staff. He paired that with Joe Bouchard’s module “Wake up and Smell the Contraband”, encompassing the whys and hows of illicit activities inside the walls of corrections facilities. Part of that module which deals with trepidation because of manipulation is presented here. full story

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bluende: How common is it not to have a lunch break, or any break, during a full-time shift?

Mudflap: Where I work it’s very common to work a shift without a break. The relief officers, unless they’re surprised when they come to work and are put on a post because someone called off, have the option of hitting the chow hall during shift. Those of us who are on a post get by as we can. full thread

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