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Maximum security for former COs

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Any inmate coming into a facility for incarceration needs to be classified equally and fairly based on their past criminal behavior and incarceration history and not based on their previous legitimate job history. Having a “security background” does not automatically mean that this person is an escape or security risk. Putting extra resources into monitoring one person based on the fear that they might do something nefariously with their security knowledge is a waste of time and taxpayer money... full thread


Back to Basics: The Human Services Officer

Gary F. Cornelius
I do a lot of corrections training throughout Virginia at both the college and in-service training academy levels, with an occasional “newbie” jail recruit officer class thrown in. In my travels, I meet many jail officers. We discuss not only our ideas on training but also the best ways we have discovered to manage inmates... full story

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