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I have a some basic questions that i need to ask for an entrance application through the ohio services commission. I’m looking for an active corrections officer or probation department employee to interview. Basic questions, ( how you started, skills needed, future changes in your field ). If anyone would be willing to chat about this, please post back… thanks full thread


Holidays Are Dangerous Times Within Correctional Facilities

By William Sturgeon
The recent vote in The holiday season in prisons and jails is a dangerous time. In this article we will take a look at the types of dangerous situations that come along with the holidays.

During the holiday season the offender population becomes antsy, angry, sad, and remorseful along with every other emotion one can think of…. even though correctional facilities and staff go above and beyond to make the holiday season as pleasant as possible for the offenders. Life is much different today than in the old days, when at Christmas the doors of the correctional facilities were ‘opened’ and some offenders were paroled. ... full story

Also this week:


  • November – Legal – Roundup/review of cases/legal issues [Please send your articles/stories to editor@corrections.com]

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Corrections Officer (entry level) - Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Kenedy, TX

APerforms entry level work involving the care and custody of offenders. Work involves training in officer and offender relations, security, and corrections management. Works under close supervision with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


Attends pre-service training programs at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) Correctional Training Academy and receives on-the-job training while working with experienced correctional officers at the assigned facility.

Searches for contraband and provides security; counts, feeds, and supervises offenders in housing, work, and other areas accessed by stairs; and maintains security of various assigned areas involving long periods of sitting and standing, climbing stairs and ladders to reach assigned areas, and working at heights. ...

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- F. Scott Fitzgerald


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