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Be Safe and Remain Above Reproach!

by Tracy E. Barnhart

Below is an excerpt from the statement of Chief Judge Larry McKinney at the sentencing hearing of a former Federal Correctional Officer on October 4, 2007. A great friend of mine, Sgt. Michael Van Patten, Special Operations Sergeant Oregon State Penitentiary sent this to me and I feel all officers should read the information herein. full story


Are gangs running our prisons?

algrob: They don’t run the facility that I work at simply because a few of us refuse to let it happen.
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"You Don't Have to Lose"

By Contrenia C Fann

A question was posed to me by an administrator while I was facilitating the workshop, "Common Sense: Do Not Play The Game With An Inmate". The administrator asked, "What will happen to an employee if he or she reports that he or she has fallen in love with an inmate? Will the employee lose his or her job?"
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