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Riot at the Adams County Corretional Center in Mississippi

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300 Inmates seized control of the prison this past Sunday. According to a news report, it is a private low security prison operated by Corrections Corp. of America. The riot was thought to be gang related and houses mostly illegal immigrants for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. One Officer was killed and an additional 16 prison employees were injured and treated at a local hospital. Senior Officer Catlin Carithers 24, was killed apparently from blunt trauma to the head. Two dozen hostages were safe. I know exactly how the employees feel at this prison. I, too, went through a riot and lost a brother. I want to offer my condolences to the family of Catlin Carithers. It is a very sad day for our corrections community when we lose a brother or sister in the line of duty...
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The Dating Game – Part II

By Ruby J. Joyner LMSW, CJM

Officers entering the field of corrections are usually in it for the long haul. However, more often than we care to think about, officers find themselves disciplined and or terminated for staff/inmate violations. The intent of Part I was to shed some light on the subtleties that occur between an officer and an inmate that often lead to the blurring of professional boundaries, policy violations, disciplinary sanctions, up to and including termination, and/or criminal prosecution. As mentioned in Part I, Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall begins his address to each new cadet class with this sentiment: “around here, we don’t date inmates.” Part I hopefully painted a picture for you of what ‘dating inmates’ could look like. In this article, the focus will be upon what more can be done to arm officers with the tools they need to avoid this pitfall. Although not an exhaustive list, this article will focus on three tools:... full story

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