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Dishonest Correction Officers

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Probably a thorn in the side of our profession (similar to police officers) is finding out one of your fellow officers (perhaps a personal friend at work) has been suspended, under investigation or arrested for passing contraband. For myself an officer who gives contraband to any inmate regardless of the reason is someone who needs to be removed from the job permanently...
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Stress and the Unintended Consequences of Our Job

By Bryan Avila, TDCJ Correctional Training Instructor - Sergeant of Correctional Officers

We put on our uniforms every day and go to work. The things that we deal with on a daily basis will make the normal person cringe. We raised our hand and volunteered to do this job. We volunteered to deal with the brutality that society has to offer every day. We volunteered….Our families did not.

Stress is an ever present factor in our daily lives. It is an evil that we try to learn how to deal with. I say try because we rarely succeed at it. We have gotten better at it over the years, but it is still a constant struggle for us. full story

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  • April – Women in Corrections – Profiling successful women practitioners and focusing on issues they face [Please send your articles/stories to editor@corrections.com]

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