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Fighting with an inmate?

>>what's your opinion?

Keep your distance as long as possible. Unfortunantly, most times an attack happens very quckly and without much warning, so the inmates already in close to you. Use ANYTHING you can for a weapn, and I do mean ANYTHING. If he’s going to attack you, he probably won’t hesitate to try and kill you... full thread


Expressing Emotions Through Glass: Art is Therapy for Prison Psychologist

Rachel Friederich
TACOMA – A prison psychologist's job can be emotionally exhausting. Their inmate patients grapple with extensive effects of mental illness. Some come to sessions upset or angry and act aggressively. They may scream or cry. Some are so depressed they express self-harm thoughts. Dr. Rain Carei regularly listens to their stories — often of untold violence, abuse, and drug addiction. As a psychologist at the Washington Corrections Center for Women, she works to break destructive cycles in her patients' lives and help them on the road to rehabilitation.... full story

Also this week:


  • January – Women in Corrections – Profiling successful women practitioners and focusing on issues they face editor@corrections.com]

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Integrates public safety, administration goals, public perception, and community, financial, and legal concerns to manage all aspects of the Montana State Prison as well as contracted services and facilities. Ultimately responsible for multiple unique or diverse aspects of the facility and contracts, including the following: a wide range of inmate security levels, a racially diverse and aging population, juveniles tried as adults, diverse treatment and rehabilitation needs, medical and ADA needs, daily needs, and facility operations and maintenance. Weighs and balances risk of management plans for these unique and diverse aspects to maintain security at all levels of the facility and provide for public safety while also rehabilitating offenders and ensuring they receive the best possible treatment...

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– Rene Descartes


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