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Understanding the Prison Riot or Disturbance

by Tracy E. Barnhart

I guess the first question that I can ask is, “how do you prevent disturbances or riots from occurring?” The answer is, you cannot. Disturbances and riots have been occurring since there have been prisons. full story


Equipment you wear

Striker: I was wondering that with all the equipment that is worn for CO’s, how do you adjust it so it is comfortable during a shift?
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Positive Psychology and Incarceration: Can you promote positive emotion in inmates and staff?

By Joe W. Hatcher, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology

Championed by David Seligman, Positive Psychology has seen considerable use with so-called “problem” populations, such as children who are having difficulty in school. For the past year, my colleague Jean Redman-Zank and I have been running therapy groups based on Positive Psychology principles at a medium security men’s institution in Wisconsin. And it’s been fun.
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