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Washing your hands

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I knew a CO who would strip search an inmate with his bare hands. I about had a fit every time he did that by telling him that every disease known to man is in a jail and why in the hell would you do that when we have gloves?.. full thread


Utilizing Technology to Make Prisons Safer: How technology can help stop the professionalization of criminals behind bars

Derek Brown
Despite the best efforts of corrections officials, inmates are finding more creative ways of reaching out from their cells and carrying out crimes or intimidation beyond the prison walls. While there are many ways in which prisoners can extend their reach, such as communicating via visitors or notes hidden in legal letters, one of the most common is through the use of contraband cell phones... full story

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  • December – Ethics & Heroes – Coverage of Ethics issues and stories of heroes in corrections editor@corrections.com]

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