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Women working in Corrections

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...As a former new hire instructor/teacher my portion of the classes I taught were up front like Irish assasin. This frankness informs new hires what to expect, if you work in most correctional settings these experiences others are talking aboput are a universal truth to most extent. These horrers are going to happen sometime in the future. I have been stabbed fights all that, I also work in a local hospital security ( a trauma center) for the past 23 years p/t and the people working in the er deal with the horrors differently. Military personel deal with the PTSD differently... full thread


Correctional Officers – Who’s in Charge?

By Carl ToersBijns, former deputy warden, ASPC Eyman, Florence AZ
As a correctional officer there should be basic rules of understanding between you and the prisoner.

The first rule is to establish who is in charge. Although outnumbered sometimes two hundred to one, there are simple rules addressed to establish or claim a sense of dominance and authority role in this setting. How you deal with a prisoner is purely situational and must be quickly understood in the manner you deliver your message and knowledge of knowing the rules as well. This does not need to be a formal disciplinary session as most prisoners know the rules better than you thus its important that you set the foundation of your expectations, tolerance levels and who is in charge. The second rule is what you will and what you wont tolerate... full story

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