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Newbie female working in male institution

>>what's your opinion?

First, for the newer C/O, as one other stated here….personality of course starts within. Don’t try to be like the next one on the shift or your partner. I know you’ve heard it, but be yourself. Find what works good for you. As others said you also ‘Do Not’ have to cuss like a sailor or trucker. In fact you don’t have to at all. I’ll tell ya a short story here, back in the 80’s ... full thread


Bringing Environmental Consciousness to Corrections

By Robert Winters, JD, Professor, School of Criminal Justice, Kaplan University
The environmental or “green” movement has a long history in the United States. However, the level of sophistication has gradually increased as social consciousness of the issue has grown. Forty years ago the shoulders of America’s highways were strewn with trash; readers of “a certain age” may remember public service messages featuring a tearful Chief Iron Eyes Cody and his silent plea to end littering. The Clean Air Act dates to 1963, but true pollution control was not implemented until 1970. The Clean Water Act dates only to 1972. The Environmental Protection Agency was not established until 1970.

Those were some of the first tentative (albeit vital) steps toward protecting the environment. We have since progressed through extensive recycling efforts to awareness of the carbon footprints of various industries and activities to a broad focus on sustainable living. The corrections field is no exception, and here environmental consciousness is growing. ... full story

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