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Listening Skills in Corrections

May 13th, 2009

 

0cdaacecfcdb95a6One of the most significant things you can do to communicate effectively is what is called Active Listening.  Some people say the fact that a person has two ears and one mouth illustrates that you should hear twice as much as you speak.  One of the foundational keys to good listening is that the listener’s body language should demonstrate interest.  Interest is communicated by facing the person, having good eye contact, responding with facial expressions and head nodding.  The speaker will be able to see that you are listening and interested in what they are saying.  We will review some of the principals, which will assist in sharpening your listening skills.  Read more…

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Contraband Control in Prison

April 16th, 2009

bcdd468f335670deI have seen a consensus all across the country about institutional contraband and the desire to stop it. Especially stopping the introduction of cellular telephones being difficult to trace. You will never totally eliminate the contraband unless you automate personnel at your facilities with robots and totally take away the human factor. As long as there are people to bewilder, manipulate and intimidate there will always be contraband. I heard a story today where a mother of an inmate French kissed her son in visitation, passing contraband through her mouth into his. I mean, how are you going to stop that? In this article I want to talk about the “human factor” identifying people who are bringing contraband into the facility by staff, visitors, and volunteers and how to tell they are dirty. Read more…

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