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When classes are taught in regards to the power of manipulation, the educators provide a learning experience that centers on dispositional factors that lead to target selection by the inmate population. Studies in social psychology have proven that we judge the failure of others in a manner that exploits character flaws and one’s personal failure is judge in a manner that involves the study of the situation. Situations are very powerful and have a tremendous influence on our actions... full thread


Navigating the Complexities of Today’s Correctional Food Service

Robert Winters
Corrections professionals know that food matters—a lot. Consistently bad food is a fast track to inmate unrest and the security problems that come with it. It also spawns plenty of lawsuits, as officials in just about any state can attest. Pennsylvania, for example, has experienced federal civil rights lawsuits over the quantity and quality of food. Chicken contaminated with salmonella at a federal facility in 2011 produced hundreds of sick offenders and dozens of lawsuits... .. full story

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  • August – Food and Agriculture – Coverage of food service issues and agriculture in corrections editor@corrections.com]

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Under administrative direction, plans, directs, coordinates and administers the operations, functions, and activities of an adult detention center; provides supervision and leadership ensuring all governing laws and policies are enforced and followed by staff; administers and manages fiscal operations within the current operating budget and plans and develops annual budget; monitors and manages expenditures and revenues; plans, develops, and implements detention center plans and improvements and manages associated activities; provides for the humane detention of inmates in a safe, secure environment according to the standards of the American Correctional Association, Performance Based Standards for Adult Local Detention Facilities (ALDF), Federal Performance-Based Detention Standards (FPBDS); and Standards of the American Jail Association (AJA) ; performs other administrative support functions as directed by the County Manager...

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