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Women working in Corrections

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In early 1979, I was hired as a correctional officer, a woman working in a men’s institution in California. The academy taught important information, but the real education came in the form of experience. In reading the comments and advise given, I smile when I see that the same advise about “be yourself”, “firm but fair”, “don’t try to act like John Wayne”. ... full thread


Evaluating the Effectiveness of Prison Farm Programs

By Robert Winters, JD, Professor, School of Criminal Justice, Kaplan University
In the mind of the general public, the image of rows of prisoners in striped uniforms working the fields of a prison farm under the watchful eye of guards on horseback is a stereotypical truth—at least a historical truth. For decades a sentence of imprisonment “at hard labor” meant days spent working the fields, particularly in areas of the country with agricultural economies. Mississippi’s largest correctional facility, the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, was long known as the “Parchman Farm,” and the massive agriculture operation at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola was called simply “The Farm.” ... full story

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  • September – Food and Agriculture – Coverage of Food Service issues and Agriculture in corrections [Please send your articles/stories to editor@corrections.com]

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