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SJ: I am the kitchen manager/correction officer for a small jail and I have developed an anaphylaxtic reaction (throat closing) to pepper spray. It happen about a year ago and last week. I went to the Dr. the first time and got an epi pen, hoping that it was a freak thing anyway. But now it appears that it isnt. After a Dr. appt this last time a letter was written that I should avoid/limit my exposure to pepper spray.
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Cybercrime and Corrections: Predictions for 2012

By Art Bowker, Cybercrime Specialist
Well it is time from my first post of the year and I have decided that 2012 predictions are in order. Last year I wrote about mobile phones in prisons and online drug sales, gambling, and victimization to name a few. Are these going to be topics in 2012? Regrettably, yes.

Let start with mobile phones in prisons. Last year I noted mobile phones were being used by prisoners to coordinate attacks including an attempted hit on a correctional officer. Charles Manson even had one in his cell. Within the last two months mobile phones were reportedly used during a coordinated attack by prisoners in a Georgia prison. Corrections Commission Brian Owens was reported as stating: full story

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  • January – Juvenile – Coverage of Juvenile programs and projects [Please send your articles/stories to editor@corrections.com]

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