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Sep 26, 2011
Male user jmonta 43 posts

Topic: Juvenile Jam / Taser in a juvenile correctional facility?

Does your agency have a policy about the use of Tasers in a juvenile facility?

Looking for information in a juvenile correctional capacity only.

 
Jan 10, 2011
Male user jmonta 43 posts

Topic: Security Central / Inmates and disposable razors

We are having an issue with disposable razors. The inmates are altering the razor and removing the blade, We are looking for a cost effective solution or some suggestions to correct this problem. We house 320 inmates and razors are distributed three times a week.

 
Feb 08, 2009
Male user jmonta 43 posts

Topic: Security Central / Importance of weapons certifications

I would like to know the importance of weapons certifications and how often should an officer fire to maintain certification.

I would also like to know if the officer is required to fire a certain weapon at work to qualify, should that officer be able to check that weapon out of the armory and go practice with it. Or should they be required to purchase their own weapon like the one they will fire at the range?
Is there a requirement for the training instructor to have a lesson plan and how in-depth should that lesson plan be. Should it be followed equally at every class?

The reason I am asking this is because where I work seasoned officers are failing their firearms training and if the answer to any of these questions above is yes are we opening our administration personnel up to a law suit from those who are let go due to failure at the range.

rflirt46@bak.rr.com

 
Jan 19, 2009
Male user jmonta 43 posts

Topic: Letter of The Law / Need internal affairs investigation procedures

I am looking for some existing internal affairs investigation procedures and protocol used in community services. As we all know, institutions have an internal affairs officer or officers dedicated to that issue.

I want to know if there is a system that set up for Probation and Parole departments within a state. Also, we would be interested in seeing some training for these situations in the community service end of corrections.

JOY W. HORTON
Joy.Horton@ky.gov

Western Region Branch Manager

Probation and Parole

121 E. 2nd Street, 4th Floor

Owensboro, KY 42303

(270) 687-7245 (office)

(270) 316-1847 (cell)

 
Jan 05, 2009
Male user jmonta 43 posts

Topic: A Broader View / Should jails implement more rehabilitation programs?

Should jails implement more rehabilitation programs?

 
Dec 28, 2008
Male user jmonta 43 posts

Topic: Security Central / How many gangs are in your facility?

How many gangs are in your facility?

 
Dec 22, 2008
Male user jmonta 43 posts

Topic: The Club House / What special activities occur for your staff during the holidays?

What special activities occur for your staff during the holidays?

 
Dec 08, 2008
Male user jmonta 43 posts

Topic: A Broader View / Do treatment programs reduce recidivism?

Are there statistics available that prove that treatment programs are successful in reducing recidivism rates?

 
Nov 24, 2008
Male user jmonta 43 posts

Topic: Letter of The Law / Is ethics missing from training programs?

Do you have a training program focused just on ethics? Should ethics training be required?

 
Nov 10, 2008
Male user jmonta 43 posts

Topic: A Broader View / Will Barack Obama and his new administration have an impact on corrections issues?

Will Barack Obama and his new administration have an impact on corrections issues?

 
Nov 03, 2008
Male user jmonta 43 posts

Topic: A Broader View / What are the biggest challenges in organizing and operating jails?

What are the foremost challenges faced by the correctional system in organizing and operating jails?

 
Oct 27, 2008
Male user jmonta 43 posts

Topic: The Club House / Need to be a citizen to work in U.S. corrections?

I am a permanent resident in the U.S. with a green card. But, do I have to be an American citizen to work in a correctional facility?

Are there corrections jobs available where you don’t need to be U.S. citizen?

Antonio antinouus@comcast.net

 
Oct 20, 2008
Male user jmonta 43 posts

Topic: The Club House / When the facility gets maxed out

When a facility gets so filled with inmates that there is just no room left to house anyone else, where do new inmates go?

 
Oct 10, 2008
Male user jmonta 43 posts

Topic: Everything Education / Is your corrections library allowed to have hardcover books?

Is your corrections library allowed to have hardcover books?

 
Sep 28, 2008
Male user jmonta 43 posts

Topic: Tech Talk / TV Transmitters

Can anyone provide me with some information on TV Transmitters to use in a dormitory style setting? Looking for a company to contact.

Thanks

Jimmy Patrick, Warden II Limestone CF Jimmy.Patrick@doc.alabama.gov PH: (256) 233-4600 FAX:(256) 771-2018

 
Sep 22, 2008
Male user jmonta 43 posts

Topic: Everything Education / Train the trainer

I am looking for a Train the Trainer Conference or a Fundamentals of Training Conference. Do you know where I could find one?

I am the new Training Officer for the Johnson County Department of Corrections, Juvenile Division and have been searching for a class/conference for months. Thank you!

Brandy L. Hodge Training Officer Juvenile Corrections Johnson County Department of Corrections Brandy.Hodge@jocogov.org 913-764-7411 Fax: 913-764-7110

 
Sep 01, 2008
Male user jmonta 43 posts

Topic: Health & Wellness / Medication administration in small jails

How do small, rural jails handle medication administration if they don’t have a nurse on staff?

Is there a training course for detention officers that can certify them to be able to legally pass medications to the inmates?

How do facilities get around the potential legal ramifications of not having a nurse on staff

Lisa Hirsch LHirsch@coconino.az.gov

 
Aug 24, 2008
Male user jmonta 43 posts

Topic: Health & Wellness / Controlling diabetes

How can you help offenders control their diabetes without using medication?

Pam Erskine TDCJ Human Resources 936-437-3106 Pam.Erskine@tdcj.state.tx.us

 
Aug 18, 2008
Male user jmonta 43 posts

Topic: Health & Wellness / Epileptic treatment guidelines

We’re looking for general treatment guidelines for epileptic/seizure disorder inmates. Are EMT or ER evaluations needed for inmates if jail medical staff is not on hand? Thanks for any input.

Sara Schuette
SaraSchuette@co.manitowoc.wi.us

 
Aug 04, 2008
Male user jmonta 43 posts

Topic: A Broader View / Staff incentive ideas for quitting tobacco

All of Michigan DOC will be tobacco free starting February 2009. There will be no smoking, no chew, no tobacco products for prisoners and staff. Does anyone have any suggestion for staff rewards and incentives? It could be anything, any price. We prefer low or no cost options, but any idea is important and could be a springboard to another thought. It could be anything you’ve seen at your agency or your own concept. I appreciate any suggestions.

Thanks so much,

Joe Bouchard, Michigan DOC (906) 353-7070 ext 1321

 
Jul 28, 2008
Male user jmonta 43 posts

Topic: A Broader View / Checks & Balances?

The poster’s comments are quite valid. There have been major criticisms of the ACA’s accreditation process at least since Chief Judge David Bazelon of the DC Circuit Court wrote a 51-page letter of resignation from the accreditation commission in 1982.

The ACA is notorious in particular for doing softball inspections of institutions owned or operated by the for-profit prison industry. ACA officials have suppressed the expressions of reservations about their cozy relationship with entities they are supposed to be auditing. The organization benefits from this rubber stamping in the form of five-figure conference sponsorships, plenary speakers, accreditation fees, training materials, advertising in Corrections Magazine, etc.

With few exceptions, the states which use local for-profits or export their prisoners are just as ineffective in insuring the safety of the public or their prisoners. Normally, these offenders are out of sight and out of mind, and hosting and sending states resist input from whistleblowers. Monitoring is almost universally haphazard and unprofessional.

The for-profits can substantially increase their bottom lines by deliberate understaffing. I don’t know of any that resist that temptation.

Frank Smith

Private Corrections Institute, a citizen watchdog non-profit

www.privateci.org

 
Jul 28, 2008
Male user jmonta 43 posts

Topic: A Broader View / Checks & Balances?

Absolutely, I have said that for years that inspection teams should just show up unannounced. I have been in corrections 13 years and to this day I have always known when a inspection is going to take place. problem lies within the higher echelon. They are all buddies so the big man calls and says hey we are coming down next week. well everything stops security wise because all the higher ups are worried about is making sure the walls are painted and the floors are waxed.

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Corrections is becoming a very bad scene in the last five years and it is going to get worse unless we start taking back these institutions. Start staffing these places and give the officers something to defend their self with. why are we going into a fight with bare hands. I never could understand that.

We have the tools to fight with but again higher ups are afraid to use them. I think what that boils down to is they are unfamiliar with what we have and when you can use it. We are just know getting stab resistance vests the only sad thing is, is it took the life of an officer to get these approved.

B.W

 
Jul 28, 2008
Male user jmonta 43 posts

Topic: A Broader View / Checks & Balances?

With all the checks and balances we have for institutions, like ACA, CFM, etc., and audits done by various organizations, why isn’t someone looking at staffing to ensure positions are being filled all the time and not just during inspections? Why don’t inspection teams just show up rather than give the institution months to fix everything that is wrong? RF

This would make sure everything is done right all the time, instead of those few days the inspection team is guided through only what they want to see. They mostly just go through the motions, and don't seem to look at anything too closely like rosters, which will show what is going on and question the shift supervisors who have to make due with what they have. The real story behind officer deaths will surface with liabilities lying where they should. A close look into this area may help save lives.
 
Jul 14, 2008
Male user jmonta 43 posts

Topic: Everything Education / Programs about youth violence

I work at the Ohio Department of Youth Services, and am looking for information on programs that address youth violence in the prison setting – youth on youth, and youth on staff.

Danny Turek Danny.Turek@dys.ohio.gov

 
Jun 30, 2008
Male user jmonta 43 posts

Topic: Everything Education / Looking for training in Washington jails

I am interested in Correctional Officer Survival Training, Gangs in Jail, and Classification of inmates in a jail setting. Is there an opportunity for these types of trainings to be offered in Washington state?

Deputy Brian K. Carlson #36

Kittitas County Corrections Center

205 West 5th Ave Suite 1/Jail

Ellensburg, WA 98926

(509) 962-7651

Fax (509) 962-7037




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