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Corrections Connection: This Week In Corrections


Earlier this month many DOCs held ceremonies to honor those employees who stood out among their peers by going above and beyond the call of duty. In this week’s Corrections Connection we highlight the honorees and their achievements. Congratulations to those receiving awards.

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Shining Stars

By Ann Coppola and Jim Montalto

Celebrating the best of the best

This May DOCs across the country celebrated their employees, recognized the highest achievers and also held ceremonies honoring those who have given their lives in the line of duty. COs, parole officers and other employees were honored for preventing escapes, saving lives, pitching in when needed and for many other brave and diligent actions.

These men and women serve as strong role models and are the epitome of what an employee, regardless of profession, should strive to be. Congratulations to all of you who have been honored for your hard work and dedication. Detailed below are corrections employees nationwide who have been honored for their fine performance and hard work. More

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Regarding Taming the wild, 5/6/07

That was about the coolest thing I have read since I started receiving the Corrections Connection ezine. That is something special that he is doing for those inmates and it is amazing how something like that can make a difference in their lives.
Gail Slade
Orange County, Florida

Regarding Inquiring when hiring, 5/14/07

I enjoyed the interview of Barry Nadell. Staff continues to be the most invaluable resource managers have in the criminal justice field. Too often, staff vacancies are filled using lower standards than desired; usually done with good intentions to simply get the job done. Mr. Nadell brings to mind many valid points that (if applied) should bring more stability within the correctional setting.
Robert A. Hood
Warden (ret.), Federal “Supermax” Prison

Regarding Psychotropic complications, 4/29/07

Great article this hits home to my department. The cost for meds. for the mentally ill is in the millions and my department is feeling the hit.
Ofc. Michael Urbistondo
Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department, Training Bureau

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Developing Stories

Upcoming stories on Corrections.com and the Corrections Connection ezine

  • Response to prison disturbances
  • The transition factor
  • Identifying mental illness

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Focus Issues 2007

Technology and Security - new technology, conferences

Threat Groups - gangs, procedures on managing, avoiding

Off the Clock - What practitioners do in their leisure time

We are currently accepting submissions for all issues.



Sensational stories

Every inmate has a tale to tell, and when it comes to putting them on paper, the intense experiences that have led them to prison can make for some of the best stories ever written.More

Foundations - Custody awareness and corrections vitality

Have you ever felt left out? Exclusion makes others feel lonely and demoralized. It is the act of refusing to allow others to be a member or a part of a group. But, it is not just a one-on-one slice of rudeness. It is a monster that thwarts corrections operations. More

Writing the riot playbook

The eleventh annual Mock Prison Riot at the former West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville, West Virginia wrapped up last week with record-breaking attendance, groundbreaking technology demonstrations, and even a parade. So what are the masterminds behind the event doing to celebrate? They’re planning for next year. More


American Jail Association

The American Jail Association (AJA) is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting those who work in and operate our nation’s jails. AJA’s goal is to provide the best and most current information available through our American Jails magazine, extensive training seminars and publications containing information the jail professionals rely on. Learn more.

PCS Awarded the San Diego County Sheriff's Detention Facilities, California Inmate Telephone Service Contract

Public Communications Services, Inc. the industry leader in providing inmate communications solutions to the corrections industry, is pleased to announce that San Diego County, California Sheriff's Department has signed a 3 year contract with PCS, Inc. for their inmate telephone services. More

American Assn. of Anger Management Providers elects new president

The American Association of Anger Management Providers appoints a number one rated Anderson and Anderson anger management provider–Carlos R. Todd, as President. More

Triton Industries announces corporate membership

Triton Industries, Inc. located in Chicago Illinois has announced that it has become a corporate member of Corrections.com. More


Celebrating the best

This week we honor the exemplary service of corrections professionals in our feature article, Shining Stars. Read more

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Sailing Into The Future With Success

Date: 6/3/07 - 6/6/07
MASCA is proud to announce their annual Conference which will be held at the Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa, located in Groton, Connecticut. The conference will provide informative workshops and networking opportunities for all individuals that interact within the Judicial process. More

BJA Regional Information Sharing Conference

Date: 6/4/07 - 6/6/07
State and county executives, managers and implementers sharing key developments in the critical areas of information sharing policy; privacy and security; coordinating broad-based information-sharing initiatives; and the latest technologies and standards. More

8th Annual Innovative Technologies for Community Corrections Conference

Date: 6/4/07 - 6/6/07
The conference explores practical applications of innovative technologies, as well as technologies not yet available, but on the horizon. More

National Juvenile Services Training Institute

Date: 6/9/07 - 6/13/07
Intensive training program for line staff and middle managers in juvenile confinement facilities. More


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