This Week's Corrections Connection
Wednesday | December 12, 2007
With all the excitement, and chaos, of the holidays it can be pretty easy to lose focus on family, job responsibilities, and the meaning behind the season. Bill Sturgeon grounds us a bit with his reminder to stick with common sense work practices to ensure safety and peace for all.
Recalling the basics for a peaceful holiday time
By William Sturgeon
Simple rules for staying safe
While the civilian world prepares to celebrate the holidays, correctional personnel have to be especially vigilant and prepared to deal with any potential situation. While the civilian world is preparing for peace on earth and happy times, very often these are depressing times for offenders and their families.
A great many correctional facilities decorate and have special holiday events planned, but an undertone of sadness, frustration and sometimes anger can still exist. Some of the offenders deal with the holiday season like any other time while others experience varying degrees of difficulty dealing with this season. Full Story
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Regarding Helping Katrina's kids, 12/4/07
Don Dease's article about helping our peers in Louisiana was a wonderful and inspirational story. It is nice to see how far corrections goes to make the community, wherever it may be, a safer and better place.
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