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When you first enter the prison they see “Fresh Meat”. And unfortunately there is nothing you can do about that. Just be firm. Use the tone of your voice to let them know you will brook no dissension. And remember they may be in a Gang. But so are you and your Gang is bigger and you have the full weight of the law behind you.
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Food Service Staff as Partners in Contraband Control

By Joe Bouchard
Food service staff in correctional facilities have the awesome responsibility of ensuring that quality meals are prepared and delivered to hundreds of people. This happens three times a day, all year long – regardless of the state of equipment.

But, in this relentless preparation of meals for hundreds, there is a potential for profound danger. This comes in two basic forms, barter and weapons. This double threat can be common in the kitchen area. Quite simply, there is a huge potential for the contrabandist in the food service area. Because of this, food service staff are important partners in contraband control efforts. full story

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  • October – Health & Wellness – Coverage of current health & wellness issues and programs [Please send your articles/stories to editor@corrections.com]

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