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prison-sanctioned tatoo program for inmates? Good or bad?

>>what's your opinion?

I have to agree with some of the responses. It is a bad idea. As far as disease goes, yes, they can transmit it to other inmates, but you are giving them something that can be used as a weapon, and you know the tattoos are going to related. Now they can get gang tattoos with ink that only shows up under a black light... full thread


Incarcerated Youth at Risk: Is Your Facility Doing Enough to Avoid Liability?

Jennifer Hulvat
As we embark upon another month in this brand new year, we focus on training in the area of Corrections. More and more, correctional officers and administrators find themselves facing critically at-risk youth in correctional settings. That sober fact begs several questions: Are Juvenile Correctional Officers properly trained for that type of population? Are juvenile correctional institutions meeting constitutional mandates in terms of conditions of confinement, medical care, suicide prevention and education? As an attorney, the topic of civil liability comes to my mind immediately, raising questions about the adequacy and efficiency of training and standards for juvenile correctional staff in these critical areas... full story

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Vocational Instructor

The Vocational Instructor performs instructional services of vocational and/or occupational subjects, such as business, computers/technology, carpentry, plumbing and trades which are designed to help inmates/students learn specified subject matter and acquire vocational skills...

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