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Corrections Connection: This Week In Corrections


This week and next we go beyond the job on the inside to recognize the activities practitioners enjoy on the outside. Whether it’s planning the annual camping trip or supporting the Coast Guard, the dedication these professionals have to their off-time endeavors is quite an inspiration.
Jim, Corrections.com editor


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Passion behind the practitioners

David S. Lloyd, Probation/Parole Agent, Wyoming DOC

I like to take a vacation with my son, Jonathan. I don’t have custody of him, so I try to pack a lot (no pun intended) into our summers and holidays together.

We recently went backcountry hiking in the Colorado Rockies with my best friend and his oldest son, and it was incredible. We were miles from the nearest road, and everything looked pretty much like it would have thousands of years ago.

The highlight (for me) was the continental divide. For our sons, I think the highlight was seeing the parking lot after four days of hiking! This is a photo of Jonathan and myself. I think it was day two, and we’re sitting next to a river that starts at the continental divide and grows as it’s fed by smaller streams on its way down.

Bob Carbo, Harnett Correctional Institution psychologist Lillington, N.C.

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No—it’s a flying pumpkin! Read this week's full story.

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Regarding Integrity pie, 7/10/08

Excellent article. Excellent effort in defining integrity in a way that is very understandable, and in tying integrity to facility safety. This is the first good correctional writing I have seen on the subject.

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Correctional Security Conference

The 5th Annual Correctional Security Conference is scheduled for September 28 to October 1, 2008 at the Millennium Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio. This annual conference is designed to specifically address correctional security issues and is tailored for correctional officers, supervisors and administrators, jail administrators, wardens and superintendents, and the vendors and suppliers of correctional security products and services. The theme for this year's event is:

"Correctional security and the mentally ill offender"

For more information on the conference or to register as an exhibitor, please visit our website at www.correctionalsecurity.org to download the conference registration brochure, or contact Becky Ritchey, Conference Manager, at 859-582-0027 or ekutrc@aol.com

2008 Conference hosted by the:
Correctional Security Network
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction
Ohio Department of Youth Services
Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Eastern Kentucky University, College of Justice and Safety
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Gangs: Customs, Practices, Sociology & Identifiers

Date: 9/12/08
Course Content: How violence has become a gang tool, safety issues when dealing with gang members, understanding gang behaviors, gang and drug connections, and more. More information

Rocky Mountain Women in Law Enforcement Annual Conference

Date: 9/24 - 26/08
Conference is geared toward women in law enforcement, both civilian and sworn. Those in corrections would benefit from many of the topics that are offered. More information.

24th Annual IACTP Trainers’ Conference

Date: 10/10 - 22/08
This year the Arizona Department of Corrections will host . Make plans now to attend this conference where you’ll see exceptional workshops and have the opportunity to network with corrections professionals from across the nation. More information.

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