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Stimulus Package Response

A little while back we asked if anyone in corrections had read the stimulus package. We got a passionate response from user Ecnal:

"The people who voted on this obviously didn’t read it, i.e. AIG bonuses. And they don’t realize that you can’t spend your way out of a recession. And they don’t realize that you really ought not borrow more money than you can pay back."

Anyone else out there have ideas or thoughts? full post


Prison Security Extends Beyond Concrete Walls and Steel Bars

by Bob Hood

Just as video killed the radio star, a failure to acknowledge technology’s role in helping secure correctional facilities may help kill the nation’s already overcrowded prison system. The recent report issued by the Pew Center on the States highlighted the nation’s prison system, detailing reasons why it is overcrowded and how much money is put into it, among others. Unfortunately, there was no mention of technology. full story

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Best way to handle unruly inmate

cenasgurl23: What is, in your opinion, the best way to handle an unruly inmate. Should show of force be the last result? Is seperating two inmates who have been fighting enough?

Mudflap: There are too many variables to make a blanket statement. What might work on one day may not work on another, depending on the circumstances. There have been times where a show of force was the last thing we should have done, but often just getting the inmates separated is good enuff to at least diffuse the situation until other CO’s could get there... full thread

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- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)


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