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opinions on self defense in corrections

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Great topic here. Self defence in critical for officer safety. We all need to be able to protect each other. When needed, I have no issues using empty hand controls, OC Spray or Taser to win. We must always win in any situation. Many staff don’t employ the techniques. They don’t like physical force. I for one, love it... full thread


Battling the Perfect Storm: Growing Populations, Shrinking Budgets, and the Challenges of Alternative Sentencing

Robert Winters
On November 10, 2014, Michael Horowitz, the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Justice, presented the OIG’s annual “Top Management and Performance Challenges Facing the Department of Justice” memorandum to the U.S. Attorney General. The list included seven challenges, but at the very top was “Addressing the Persisting Crisis in the Federal Prison System.”... full story

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