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Ptsd and family members

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commander: I recently retired from Corrections. I was involved in a Riot, numerous hostage situations and an unknown amount of assaults. I was working the day a teacher was murdered and I saw her being taken out on a gurney. I was working the day an Officer, who was a hostage during the riot was murdered. I too, suffer from PTSD. I retired with 30 years in and I feel so different now. I did go to counseling through EAP in Ohio while I was still working. You are correct, know one knows what the employee or his/her family go through. We walked the silent beat. Society would rather not know what goes on inside our heads or what our families have to endure. Please understand, sometimes we don’t want to talk about it. I started lifting weights again and it really helps. I hunt a lot and that helps too. I guess finding a hobby with no relation at all to my work is what helped the most.
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Checking for Tunnels

By William Sturgeon

When was the last time you checked for tunnels leading to and from your facility? This may appear to be an extreme question to people in many industrialized nations, and it may well be. Yet, if I were still involved in the day-to-day security operations of a correctional facility, I would certainly be conducting security checks for tunnels, and here is why.

Throughout the world, from the Middle East to the Mexican Border, tunnels have become a method of moving contraband and people. full story

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  • March – Security/Technology – New technology, conferences, managing gangs/threat groups [Please send your articles/stories to editor@corrections.com]

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