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>>what's your opinion?

This job will change you. I’ve been working for a few years and to be honest, regardless of your perspective, your positive attitude will become strained by the b.s. On a personal note, I have taken notice of my general attitude when dealing with people outside of an institution, and more times than not, it can become more difficult for you to adapt to your loved-ones and family after you have some time in. Granted, I am extremely thankful for my career in corrections, and I love being a Corrections Officer, but do take care that you ‘leave it at the clock.’ When you leave, try to flip a switch mentally to being your entire self. Bringing back the shit from a hard day at work will do nothing but challenge you; unfortunately, it sometimes is unavoidable. full thread


The Implications of the Affordable Care Act on People Involved with the Criminal Justice System

Council of State Governments Justice Center
In March 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).[1] Following the Supreme Court’s June 2012 decision upholding the constitutionality of the most critical components of the law,[2] states have been focused on efforts to implement health care reform, including deciding whether to adopt the expansion of Medicaid to nondisabled adults earning at or below 133 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL). This brief provides an overview of the implications of the ACA for adults involved with the criminal justice system, as well as information about how professionals in the criminal justice field can help this population access the services now available to them.[3]... full story

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Correctional Officer I - Huntsville, TX - Texas Department of Criminal Justice


Performs entry level work involving the care and custody of offenders. Work involves training in officer and offender relations, security, and corrections management. Works under close supervision with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


  • Attends pre-service training programs at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) Correctional Training Academy and receives on-the-job training while working with experienced correctional officers at the assigned facility.
  • Searches for contraband and provides security; counts, feeds, and supervises offenders in housing, work, and other areas accessed by stairs; and maintains security of various assigned areas involving long periods of sitting and standing, climbing stairs and ladders to reach assigned areas, and working at heights.
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