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Sep 11, 2016
Svt FordSVT 60 posts

Topic: The Club House / Patch trading

Email sent to you both for trading
BradFogg so sorry man. I will send yours out this week once again.
It was sent back to me a few times. My error…….
Be safe everyone

 
Jul 15, 2016
Svt FordSVT 60 posts

Topic: Security Central / Use of restraint chairs Juvenile facility

For adults, we only keep them in the chair for 2 hours. If needed or justified, the on call Manager can a lot more time.
We do a half hour check on video cam with audio as well. We go into the cell and ask for compliance then gauge the offender’s response. It’s a dangerous procedure to say the lease. Having good competent staff is a must

 
Jul 15, 2016
Svt FordSVT 60 posts

Topic: The Club House / Want to live/work in USA

I live in Canada. I’d love to work in a larger Max Prison in US. Particular to Florida.
I work in female institution right now. It’s a major challenge as female offenders seem to have way more needs than males.
The Corrections Model is very different in Canada as well

 
Jul 15, 2016
Svt FordSVT 60 posts

Topic: The Club House / Patch trading

Hi, Email sent. I will trade not an issue
I wish more people here would do this. I think it creates some unity among officers!

 
Feb 16, 2016
Svt FordSVT 60 posts

Topic: The Club House / Staff who Cheat

Not sure how to word this one. But it seems quite common for staff to hook up weather married / common law. This seems to happen a lot in the two prisons I’ve worked at. Is this common place elsewhere??
I guess when people work together for so long / 12 hour shifts, this happens.
What’s other staff / member’s take on this?

 
Feb 16, 2016
Svt FordSVT 60 posts

Topic: The Club House / Patch trading

Email sent

 
Feb 16, 2016
Svt FordSVT 60 posts

Topic: Security Central / Use of restraint chairs Juvenile facility

In our Provincial System restraint chairs are not allowed any longer.
They use a body belt system now that has Velcro in the belt system for quick restraints.
We treat minors way different than adults.

 
Mar 01, 2015
Svt FordSVT 60 posts

Topic: The Club House / carry

Not here. Hand guns are illegal in Canada. Need a special permitt just to obtain one.

 
Mar 01, 2015
Svt FordSVT 60 posts

Topic: The Club House / Pretty Girls... New Hire

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying we only hire hot young females. But they get much attention from male staff which is a shame as they become jadded.
We have some great female staff here. Promotion doesn’t play a part in promotion We have to Board for it so it’s pretty equal.

 
Mar 01, 2015
Svt FordSVT 60 posts

Topic: The Club House / Patch trading

I from Canada as well/ also interested in trading….

 
Feb 28, 2015
Svt FordSVT 60 posts

Topic: Letter of The Law / Hiring Males for Female Facilities

I’m a male guard who works in a Female Facility. We don’t have cameras in the showers here in Canada.
We use males in control pods. But we also employ the male/female partner system too.
Only female staff do unclothed searches. In four years we’ve been open here no males have been fired for acting inappropriately with female inmates. We’ve had 4 female staff let go.
In the male only prison I worked at, we had on avg. 2-3 female staff let go for relationships with male offenders. You can draw your own conclusions here. Weather you’re Male or Female staff, you need to be a Professional!!!!

 
Feb 28, 2015
Svt FordSVT 60 posts

Topic: A Broader View / prison-sanctioned tatoo program for inmates? Good or bad?

I think this is a bad idea overall. Having needles and sharpes out in the units anywhere is a bad idea.
Plus so many of these offenders have HIV, HepC etc…. I hear law suit in the background…

 
Feb 28, 2015
Svt FordSVT 60 posts

Topic: A Broader View / opinions on self defense in corrections

Great topic here.
Self defence in critical for officer safety. We all need to be able to protect each other.
When needed, I have no issues using empty hand controls, OC Spray or Taser to win.
We must always win in any situation. Many staff don’t employ the techniques. They don’t like physical force. I for one, love it.
I do practice MMA, and love to hit the gym. We should have more training in this practice.

 
Feb 28, 2015
Svt FordSVT 60 posts

Topic: A Broader View / should my daughter visit her mother in jail? is there a benefit to visiting?

It’s a tough call. If your wife is a good mother, not a junkie, addict or anything like that. Then perhaps yes.
Jail is not for the faint of heart. She may see things, people or bad situations she may remember for along time.
A 14-17 year old should be fine. Your wife made a bad decision. I hope she learns from it!!
Good Luck..

 
Feb 28, 2015
Svt FordSVT 60 posts

Topic: A Broader View / Good Shoes/Boots

I do like SWAT boots. Comfort and good grip with support.
There is boot with a German name my partner wears. Going to get the name from him. They are $200.
We get 120 every two years for foot wear.

 
Feb 28, 2015
Svt FordSVT 60 posts

Topic: Security Central / Cell Phones

A few years ago we suspected there was a cell phone in a range. It took us two months to find it. We knew it was there because of the drugs coming into the jail, moves on the street, police info, etc… Never under estimate an inmate-very cunning

 
Feb 27, 2015
Svt FordSVT 60 posts

Topic: The Club House / Pretty Girls... New Hire

I’m up in Canada. The pretty CO’s get a lot of attention from other male staff.
It’s common up here in Corrections to cheat on your spouse with staff. It happens all the time. If you’re a prima donna then you may be targeted.
Be Alpha, strong and show you belong. Don’t wear make up/ high heels / and have perfect hair for the interview.
Good luck.

 
Feb 27, 2015
Svt FordSVT 60 posts

Topic: The Club House / Civilian Dating A CO

It’s a high stress place to work. This job changes anyone who’s in it. If he can keep the Jail at work and home at home it should be fine. If not you’re relationship will suffer. My marriage almost ended in Nov 2013. I had changed, I was cynical and judgemental too. Also had some issues with Porn. Went to marriage counselling and individual help too. I’m a way better person to day who loves the job once again.

 
Jun 21, 2012
Svt FordSVT 60 posts

Topic: The Club House / Inmates don't always hate jail

Slim brought up many good point. Family and supports are huge Many of these people have none or very little.
Once they exhaust their stay at the Salvation Army or a Mission, what do they do? Steal for money, sell drugs, get hooked on drugs / alcohol. Then life spirals down. We provide food, shelter, clothing, TV, warmth, programs, etc…
What is there to hate??

 
Jun 21, 2012
Svt FordSVT 60 posts

Topic: The Club House / 12 Hour Shifts

I love my 12 hour shifts. I get every 2nd Fri/Sat/Sun off. I don’t mind working nights either.
As far as stress goes here is what I do:
-work out in the gym 3-4 times per week. We are allowed to work out on night shifts too.
-Eat right-lots of complex carbs / quality protein / vegetables.
-quit smoking years ago. I drink very little alcohol.

I’m 40 now and I feel better than when I was 30. No kidding.

 
Jun 21, 2012
Svt FordSVT 60 posts

Topic: The Club House / 12 Hour Shifts

I’d have to agree with Commander here.
In our provincial jails we have many programs dealing with drug abuse, healing, sobriety, thinking errors and alike.
Our “Recidivism” rates here are over 80%. Clearly this approach is not working. The situation is only getting worse here too. We have a major gang issue to deal with also.

Let’s get back on topic here!!!!!

 
Jun 21, 2012
Svt FordSVT 60 posts

Topic: The Club House / 12 Hour Shifts

Well-very good topic here. The comparisons between Canada and the USA are huge.
Our avg wage up here is $27 per hour. Good benefits too. With OT, one can easily make 65k per.
My facility does both 8 and 12 hour shifts. I’m on 12’s-and love them.

 
Sep 05, 2011
Svt FordSVT 60 posts

Topic: The Club House / 12 Hour Shifts

We work 12 hour shifts. 2 on then 2 off. 3on then 2 off. Most of us love it.
At night we take turns going to the gym to work out. It’s great for my family and the ATO’s in summer are great.

 
Mar 14, 2011
Svt FordSVT 60 posts

Topic: Security Central / A question about cellphones

We aren’t allowed to carry cells or BB’s and rightfully so. Gang members run their business now from the inside. Imagine what they could do if they had a cell phone??
But yet, we still find one in a cell range every once in awhile.

 
Mar 14, 2011
Svt FordSVT 60 posts

Topic: The Club House / 12 Hour Shifts

Most of our staff love them. We also have 8’s as well. I like them for the ATO accumulated Time Off as we work 84 hours every two weeks.




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