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Unconventional Delivery of Deadly Force in a Correctional Facility

by Tracy E. Barnhart, & Gary T. Klugiewicz

This article is going to be about the need for corrections officers to deliver deadly force to protect themselves and others from inmates who are trying to kill them. It is going to deal with unconventional means of delivering deadly force when justified – even though corrections officers are not usually trained or equipped with such weapons. This article is not about being giving officers a green light to use force indiscriminately but instead is meant to give officers the information and clear understanding of the when, where and how to use force capable of taking a life... full story


Mandated Overtime?

bluende: How many states have policies mandating or freezing employees on duty for overtime, in spite of having people willing to volunteer to do overtime?
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“Tis the Season” - To Be Alert

by William Sturgeon

In corrections the Holiday Season can be very demanding. Throughout my career, while I always personally looked forward to the holidays, professionally I knew that I would have to increase my overall “situational awareness” when I was at work. The holiday season brings with it a variety of security concerns within correctional facilities. Offenders manifest varying degrees of uneasiness...
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  • December: Charity/Volunteerism

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Pharmacist - Arizona

This position will be responsible for assisting the Charge Pharmacist in the operation of their duties; operating a licensed Correctional Pharmacy... full job posting

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  • Juvenile Probabtion Officer Training
    Nov 29 - Dec 04, 2009
    Juvenile Probation Officer Basic is a forty (40) hour workshop for the new probation officer (1 day to 1 year). Participants will experience simulations, role plays, and group practices.

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