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Worst-Case Scenario "Deadly Force"

by Tracy E. Barnhart

I urge you to seek out your own agencies policy and laws in your own state. You have to not only understand the laws and policies but the political atmosphere within your agencies as well. The arena of deadly force is a murky pool to swim in but odds are you will have to jump in the water sometime during your career. Be safe, train hard and be aware of your surroundings. full story


Dew rags

OCCD: In my facility do rags are strictly forbidden, as is anything that can be used to hide contraband or one’s identity.
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Spotlight: Montana’s Missoula Assessment and Sanction Center programs

By Amy L. Abendroth, Correctional Unit Manager for the MASC Program

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  • June: From the Inside – Stories from Agency news letters [PIO’s please send your articles/stories to editor@corrections.com]

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Executive Director – Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center

The Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (JTDC) provides safe and temporary secure housing for youth between the ages of 10 and 16 with pending legal action in the Cook County Courts in addition to youth who are transferred from Juvenile Court jurisdiction to Criminal Court. The JTDC is dedicated to providing its youth with leadership, structured care, and supervision through a balanced approach of creative programming and services that teach responsibility, accountability, and sensitivity. Each member of the JTDC staff is actively encouraged and supported in pursuit of creative participation, personal well-being, and professional development.

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