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Nov 28, 2010
Female user LadyArkin 9 posts

Topic: Health & Wellness / EFT for those in correctional facilities

I would love to see EFT used in jail and prison settings. The mind is a very powerful tool, unfortuately most inmates don’t use it properly. Their thinking is often skewed into disturbing paths that don’t serve them. EFT could not only be used as a means to self healing, but also to control addictions, pain (physical, pychological, and emotional).

Instead of tv time would should really implement theraputic time outs where EFT video could play which could effectively lead inmates through guided meditations.

 
Nov 28, 2010
Female user LadyArkin 9 posts

Topic: A Broader View / Guidelines for Muslim women's head covering

It’s my understanding that they shouldn’t be given a hajib until or unless they are going to services. Muslim men are only allowed to wear thier head covering at services. Makes sense to me.

As per Islamic requirements that women cover thier heads. This is not an absolute religious requirement. Circumsision would be an example of an absolute religious requirement; there is no such thing as an uncircumscised jewish man. But, there is such a thing as a muslim women with uncovered hair. The hajib is a sign of modesty. It is usually in countries controlled by religious law that it becomes against the law for a woman to go out of their homes with thier hair, or hair and faces showing. Most muslim countries which aren’t ruled by religious clerics will often allow women to make up their own minds as to whether or not they want to wear a hajib.

Also, it is an interesting fact that there are Jewish and Christian women who will also wear a hajib as a sign of modesty. This is not an absolute muslim practice. However, it is my own biased opinion that when a person winds has broken thier covenant with society we as officers don’t need to bend over backwards to accomodate; we carry standing orders to allow our inmates to practice thier faith, beyond that we don’t need to risk any security measures for the sake of another culture’s norm. Covering the face or head is such a potential breech of security.

As officers we all know that there are devout religious people in the system who would wear a hajib for the sake of thier faith. Then there are the other people who would use it to do something that the God of Issac, Jacob, Joseph, Muhammad, and Jesus would greatly disaprove of.

 
Nov 28, 2010
Female user LadyArkin 9 posts

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

No. The people that are here once will never come back again. The people that are here as a side effect of their chosen lifestyle or career path won’t be helped until they want to be helped. Individual responsibility is a phrase that we don’t use often enough in our society. It isn’t society’s fault that you’ve made bad choices! Clean yourself up! Ask for help when you are ready! Ditch the friends that got you into trouble in the first place!

 
Nov 28, 2010
Female user LadyArkin 9 posts

Topic: A Broader View / geo corp

My best friend started out with GEO. She had previously been arrested and no one else would hire her. She was certified through them and then went to the State, then the County, and finally to the Feds. She was the only white woman in her graduating class of 18. Of the 18 only four are left who haven’t been arrested, imprisoned, disgraced, or fired for doing idiotic/dangerous things on shift.

I want to have respect for anyone who wants to come in and do this job, but the anecdote above pretty much says it all about the kind of people that they attract.

 
Nov 28, 2010
Female user LadyArkin 9 posts

Topic: A Broader View / TSA Pat Downs and X-ray Machines

A few months ago, an arrestee snuck a phone and a charger into our main processing jail by shoving it all up his ass. Yes. You read that correctly. The cell phone and charger were found was because the man was strip searched. We all know that strip searches aren’t 100% effective 100% of the time. The inmate with the cell phone was found out either because someone thought he was moving wrong or someone else snitched. You gotta love the snitches!

The inmate in question was taken to a hospital where an x-ray was performed by medical personnel and then removed by a doctor. No one with a badge tried to go in after it because that would come back on us!!!!

I’ve been trained to search people. Despite the best efforts of my fellow officers and myself patting down, strip searching (when it is called for, appropriate, and allowed), and even drug sniffing dog searches, contraband still gets into the jails. Marijuana, heroin, crack, cell phones, and even weapons (on occasion) do come in.

From first hand experience I can honestly say that a pat down is intimidating to regular people with nothing to hide. It makes them feel nervous, uncomfortable, and even violated. Regular people have little to no experience with the obscenity that is the criminal world. In their white-washed reality, “No one has a right to treat them like a criminal. Criminals should be treated like criminals, not good people.”

This kind of argument takes up back to the Fourth Amendment rights which protect us from “unreasonable searches and seizures.”

The reality is that a real criminal, an institutionalized convict who spends his/her life going in an out of jails and prisons in a never ending revolving door doesn’t really care. If this person sees the potential to gain something, anything, they will take the chance. After all, what’s the worse that can happen. They’ll go to jail? Again? Jail is simply the place that they life in for free. It’s the place where their hommies are. It’s the place that they understand. They can navigate the social structure without problem and easily make a living inside. Gambling, drugs, gang-related activities are all jammed inside of four walls that make them feel very safe.

The inmates that I deal with on a daily basis are quick, so brazen about doing things that it boggles the mind, and they don’t care. They don’t care about consequences. They don’t care if they hurt another person. They don’t care what happens to them…just like certain terrorists.

The criminal of yesterday was a career criminal. He did his time and then left so he could get back to doing what he did best. He earned a dishonest living, but he lived by a certain code to his profession. We all know that today’s inmate is younger, dumber, and more willing to kill for ANY reason. Most of these inmates are the 80’s babies, born drug addicted or into living situations where violence is all they understand.

I’ve had as many as three teenagers in my unit, under 18 years of age up on serious charges that ranged from drugs to murder, who were being tried as adults.

The ionizing x-ray machines can’t be used universally on all persons without 1) violating rights. Anyone has the right to refuse medical attention and the privacy to their own body. Each machine is reported to be able to save up to 40,000 images to be done so at the discretion of the TSA. There seem to be legal questions as to whether or not blasting people with raditaion without a warrant is legal since it is a new technology and the law doesn’t always catch up immediately with the world in which we live in. And 2) potentially harming persons with established medical conditions. I know someone who was exposed to severe radiation in the Army; no way that it’s safe for him to go through one of those machines on an ongoing basis since ionizing radiation (See story here: http://www.naturalnews.com/028…airport_scanners.html), even at low doses, can cause significant damage over time to a person’s DNA. This kind of damage can cause canger and a lot of other health problems.

If the x-ray machines can’t be used universally and if it’s illegal to apply strip searches across the board for those who refuse, then what exactly is the point of the pat downs? I know first hand that pat downs are highly flawed searched techniques. And to top it all off, now there is a concern that TSA employees aren’t changing thier gloves and potentially contaminating the general public. ( Read about it here: http://naturalnews.com/030495_TSA_infectious_disease.html)

The clumsy point that I’m trying to make is this, pat downs in a high-risk security situation will only deter the most stupid or amatur of criminals. A terrorist who is willing to kill themselves for their cause, will not be deterred by a pat down. Most common criminals aren’t deterred by pat downs. Why would a suicidal terrorist who has nothing to loose stop because they are going to be patted down?

I’ve seen too many inmates sneak drugs in by shoving them up their ass, in their hair, in their mouth, swallowing items…. A truly committed person won’t mind shoving a few pounds of explosives and a trigger device up their ass or swallow it. They’re going to die anyway! What would a terrorist care if they had to be uncomfortable for a few hours if it meant eternal pleasure and happiness in heaven as a martyr for their cause!

Inmates do this kind of thing everyday for a lot less.

 
Nov 28, 2010
Female user LadyArkin 9 posts

Topic: Health & Wellness / Controlling diabetes

The problem with controlling diabetes in jails is that it can’t happen under the current system. Unless the jail system is willing to cut out all diabetes related food and feed inmates a 100% organic, fresh, detoxing diet, nothing will happen.

I’ve actually thought about this at length.

An inmate comes in. Immediatly, this person should go into a detox program. 100% organic, and 100% raw food. No cooked food. No sugar. No simple carbs or protien. Scheduled exercise/yoga and meditation hours worked into thier time. After 3 months this person is level, detoxed, and doesn’t have the usual chemicals interfereing with their brain chemistry. This person is thinking clearly and ready to go into a prison environment where their food is upgraded to a organic, clean, and somewhat cooked food.

This kind of system would save the prison/jail systems billions of dollars since most prisons could organize their own gardens to provide thier own food. The money that would be saved on medications and medical staffing alone would be worth the effort. The health of the staff serving the prison would also go up, days lost from work due to illness would go down, and the overall costs of health insurance would plummet.

 
Nov 28, 2010
Female user LadyArkin 9 posts

Topic: Health & Wellness / Physical Conditioning?

Physicall conditioning to the CO is as important as PT to the soilder, but unless our organizations are going to start implemeting PT into our work day it isn’t going to really happen across the board. We are busy people, often trying to squeeze in as much overtime as possible into our work week. PT is the last thing on most of our minds.

 
Aug 21, 2010
Female user LadyArkin 9 posts

Topic: Health & Wellness / Preventing & Treating MRSA W/O Pills

“All cures start from within out and from the head down, and in reverse order as the symptoms have appeared.”
-Herring’s Law of Cure

MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus)

MRSA infection is caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria — often called “staph.”

We’ve all seen those nasty inmates. They are the one’s that don’t bathe, give up personal hygiene completely, and make you want to walk in the other direction. All it takes is one.

It is estimated that up to 25-30% of our population is currently infected with staph and another 1-2% is infected with MRSA. This pathogen colonizes on the body, skin, hair, groin, wounds, nose, blood, and any other body fluid of the carrier and can remain there for long periods without causing any symptoms. This carrier could be an officer or an inmate. Any carrier can spread these pathogens to others without being aware.

Inmates can spread staph amongst themselves through: overcrowding, wound drainage, hair clippers, sharing lines, towels or personal items, fingernail clippers, tweezers, tattooing, etc.

Officers can get it through direct physical contact with a staph carrier: body searches, having inmate body fluids thrown at you, having an inmate gun you (i.e. masturbation where ejaculate makes contact), sex with inmates (illegal and disgusting, but it happens), etc.

MRSA is spread by direct skin-to-skin contact, and you don‘t always have time to put glove on during a back up call. When the conditions are right for MRSA to multiply and spread officers come into risk: a reduction in your immunity, high stress levels, not getting enough sleep, or perhaps you picked up some other pathogen that suddenly wakes it up. Whatever the case, COs work in the perfect environment to constantly come into contact with one form of infection or another.

These are good strategies. At work they tell us to take basic preventative measures: gloves, PPE gear, washing your hands frequently. Be conscious of any open wounds or cuts on your hands, face, or any exposed skin. Follow your facilities rules and procedures regarding this matter.

Tips: Contaminated surfaces should be cleaned and then disinfected using an EPA-registered cleaner or a bleach solution (1/4 cup bleach to 1 gallon of water or 1 tablespoon bleach per quart of water). Handsanitizer works in a pinch.

Disinfect contaminated portable equipment, such as stethoscopes, blood-pressure cuffs, equipment handles, tourniquets, handcuffs, shackles, pagers, phones, chairs, and cell phones. Disinfect shared athletic equipment on a regular basis.

Better strategies for prevention which you can do at home are:

*Eat as many Raw Foods in your diet as possible. They help oxygenate your blood, keep you body functioning properly, and your body is better able to absorb their health giving properties from raw foods.
*Use a Neti Pot regularly. Washing out the sinuses helps to eliminate any pathogens that may be living there.
*Eat more cultured foods. They are a natural source of antibacterial, antimicrobial properties.
*Eat more coconut oil in your diet. Coconut oil is a natural source of lauric acid which kills invading microorganisms.
*Eat more sulfur rich foods like: onions, garlic, and cabbage. They stimulate the immune system while protecting you from pathogens.
*Colloidal Silver is one of the strongest and most powerful natural antibiotics, which disables the enzyme that one-celled bacteria, viruses and fungi need for their oxygen metabolism. They suffocate without the Colloidal Silver harming human enzymes, your body, and without interfering with your regular medications.

Many essential oils are powerful concentrates. They can protect from pathogens. Add them to coconut oil to make a body oil, or add them to your store-bought hygine items (like lotion). Never use them directly on your skin unless you know that it is a safe oil!!!!!!! And, always check to make sure you’re not allergic.

A few that are recommended for skin infections include:

-Tea Tree (safe to use directly)
-Lavender (sfe to use directly)
-Clove
-Fenugreek
-Marjoram
-Nutmeg
-Oregano
-Paprika
-Pepper
-Rosemary
-Sage
-Savory
-Tarragon
-Thyme
-Coriander
-Petigrain
-Geranium
-Rose Otto
-Palmarosa
-Ravensara
-Eucalyptus Radiata
-Niaouli
-Hyssop

If you have or have had MRSA in the past:

*Drink Colloidal Silver according to dosage suggestions on label.
*Wash in Colloidal Silver. If you have a Colloidal Silver generator make enough so that you can also add at least 3 cups to a warm bath and soak. Other options for such a bath would be Epsom salts, baking soda, sea salt, and any blend of your favorite essential oils. Make sure that the essential oils are organic and wild crafted, and not synthetic.
*The following herbs have proven beneficial in the treatment of MRSA: Usnea, Garlic, Goldenseal, Cryptolepsis, Eucalyptus, Boneset, Wormwood, Juniper, Grapefruit seed extract, oils of Thyme or Oregano and Olive leaf extract.
*Combine 5 to 6 drops of your favorite essential oils to 3 ounces of coconut oil and use as a moisturize over problem areas.
*Wash the problem areas with freshly extracted wheatgrass juice.
Use Helichrysum oil directly on the problem areas.
*Wash skin in 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide
*Wash your hands often, especially after touching your nose. When you cough, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue. Throw the tissue in a waste basket and wash your hands.
*After the infection has cleared up, MRSA bacteria may still be living in your nose. You still need to take precautions to prevent spreading the MRSA bacteria from your nose to other people. Use either 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide or Colloidal Silver in a Neti pot to flush out any remaining staph.
*This is going to sound crazy, but frement are loaded with micro flora which are life giving and life protecting. If you make your own sauerkraut at home. Take a big handful of your homemade, unpasturized, sauerkraut and place directly on the infected skin. Let the good bacteria do it’s thing.
*According to recent studies by the Society for General Microbiology, manuka honey, from New Zealand, is known to kill the staphylococcus bacteria. The Ancient Egyptians would use honey to prevent infections. I’m speaking of cold-pressed, unprocessed, raw, unheated honey with it’s enzymes in tact. Honey passed through a centerfuge has been heated.
*Horseradish root is a home remedy for infection and inflammation. A poultice is prepared by grating fresh root and spreading it on a linen cloth or a thin gauze. This is then applied on the affected area once or twice per day until the affected area heals.
*A complementary treatment that should not be overlooked is LIGHT THERAPY. A blue light or ultraviolet light with a frequency of 470nm (nanometers) has been shown to kill MRSA in as little as 2 minutes when shown on the skin at the infection site. This is an extremely useful therapy for those exposed to this infection. Please contact a CAM practitioner for more information on light therapy for the treatment of MRSA and other health conditions as well. These UV lamps are available as large overhead lamps, or as small as hand held wands so that you can disinfect yourself and your equipment as needed.

Foods that you could be eating to enhance your immune system and prevent infections in your body are:

*Frements: natural home made Kim chi, sauerkraut, pickles, kefir, water kefir, kombucha, kvass, rejuvleac, ginger beer, miso, chutneys, raw vinegars, and any fermented products (nut cheese, nut yogurts, or nut milks which have been cultured. These foods should be homemade where possible and absolutley NEVER pasturized!
*Taking digestive enzymes which are natural plant derived catalysts which help your body in all functions. Enzyme levels decrease as we age.
70% of your immune system in in your colon. First, clean it out completely with several professional colonics. Taking probiotics helps to build and maintain your intestinal bacteria.
*Blue green algae, spirulina, chlorella are all powerful foods which maintain health and wellness in the body.
Drinking your wheatgrass.
*Eat more raw garlic, onions, horeradish, and cabbage!!!

TIP: A cheap and easy way to increase your immunity is to create your own probiotics drink. Blend half a white cabbage with purified water until the cabbage is rendered into very small, uniform pieces. Pour into a glass container and cover to keep dust and insects out. Leave the container out on your counter for 2 to 3 days. Refrigerate. Drink ½ a cup everyday. Reserve 1 cup of the cabbage to start the next batch; it will ferment faster. eventually you will start to notice that your stools will turn a light brown color a good sign that your food has been thoroughly assimilated.

MRSA skin infections are generally minor, they can appear as pimples, boils, swollen areas, painful areas, fluid filled blisters, sores, they can have puss or some other drainage. MRSA can look like a simple infection; a trip to the hospital is always your opportunity to catch one. Sometimes MRSA is mistaken for spider bites.

Left untreated, these infections can get worse. MRSA can spread to the bloodstream or lungs, causing serious illnesses: infections surrounding tissues, abscesses, or blood, bone, or heart infections.

If you suspect a MRSA skin infection, you should seek medical attention IMMEDIATELY.

 
Aug 21, 2010
Female user LadyArkin 9 posts

Topic: Health & Wellness / Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is also a very important grounding tool. It allows a person to reside in the here and now. This is vital for anyone suffering with anxiety issues; a thing that so many officers have to deal with daily.

Yoga keeps the body flexible and strong. It is also very beneficial for detoxing.




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