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>>what's your opinion?

I was just hired onto the BOP within the last year and when I came in I was told that the cut off for retirement was 50 because they believe that after that people may become too much of a liability due to the nature of the job (fights, scuffles, ect.). That isn’t too much worse than any other federal agency to include the military. ... full thread


Bell County Inmates Benefiting From Farming Project

By Brandy Calvert
While it took an unfortunate situation to bring budding farmers to the Bell County Forestry Camp, inmates participating in the Grow Appalachia gardening program are fortunate to play a part in the project and are obtaining knowledge and skills that can help to sustain them throughout their lives.

The basic purpose of Grow Appalachia is to teach and support the people of Appalachia in addressing the tragedy of hunger in the region by learning to grow their own food to feed themselves.... full story

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  • October – Health & Wellness – Coverage of current health & wellness issues and programs [Please send your articles/stories to editor@corrections.com]

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Warden - Pocatello Womens Correctional Center

SPECIAL NOTIFICATION: This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission. The Mission of the Idaho Department of Correction is to promote a safer Idaho by reducing recidivism. The Warden manages the operations of the Pocatello Women's Correctional Center (PWCC). PWCC is Idaho’s largest prison for female offenders, housing over 300 females of all custody levels, including a behavioral health unit.


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