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Cell Phones

>>what's your opinion?

I know that there are smaller and smaller models. I have even seen a cell that is the size of an automatic car starter remote. There have even been watches that double as phones. The issue I am having is besides hearing a ring tone in the lock or high amounts of traffic to an area is there any way to really pick cell phones out. I know they make a device that can pick up on them when they are in use but I doubt the institution will pay for one. We have a few in the institution but so far we have yet to be able to turn them up. Any help would be greatly appreciated. ... full thread


Recognizing Issues Undercutting the Correctional Workforce

By Jessica Herbert

I have often been shocked when the subject of women in corrections comes up. As a woman who has worked in corrections, I am surprised to hear these discussions peppered with negative terms such as “issues” and “challenges.” And I know that immediately framing the conversations about women in corrections in these terms prevents an accurate understanding of how to handle personnel in the changing culture of corrections.

While preparing to teach a class on women in corrections, I researched why women were interested in such a career—and I discovered that others thought women went into corrections because they wanted ... 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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Counselor - Re-Entry Planner - Massachusetts

The Reentry Planner provides the Reentry and Employment Readiness workshop to inmates who meet eligibility criteria and make appropriate referrals. This position participates in Institutional Reentry Committee (IRC) Meetings at the site level to provide information required for an appropriate and structured plan. Must be able to work the hours required to meet the business needs of the organization including the ability to work more than 40 hours in a work week. Qualifications: BA/MA or equivalent experience in criminal justice, human services, education or closely related field required. DOC experience preferred. Re-integration planning, employment preparation and case management experience preferred. This position works out of MCI-Plymouth, TMU at Old Colony CC & the MA Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center. ...

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