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Suicide Prevention

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It is a constant job,not just 3rd shift or the holidays,Christmas in particular. I have one during change of shift.doing my inspections,when I got to his cell he told me he was going to kill himself.i told him as soon as I was done with the inspection,I was calling the sgt.I’m serious co,so am I ,he preceded to swallow a disposable razor blade and 3 small batteries.The shrink took him off suciede watch the day before the incident…..constant all year round job.
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If You Don't Know About Gangs - You Should: Part I

By Greg Osterstuck

Contrary to popular belief a person who belongs to gangs is not breaking the law. Another misconception about gangs is their members wear bandannas or certain color clothing; quite the opposite gangs are changing the way they appear in public even to go as far as covering up tattoos.

Let's discuss what a gang is. Generally speaking, a gang is more than one person together with other persons in an effort to commit crimes against society by causing fear and intimidation.

Street gangs are always violent. More often than not they will kill a target. Street gangs have changed in the past three years. full story

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