EDITOR'S CORNER

September is usually associated with back to school activities or opportunities to pursue new educational endeavors. For its education focus, The Corrections Connection reviews an article filled with strategies for practitioners looking to sharpen their skills or enhance their career through academic pursuits.
Jim, Corrections.com editor



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The technology bridge

By Dennis Souther

Educational awareness

Recently I had a conversation with the director of staff training with the department of corrections in one of the nation’s largest states. Though the state employs approximately 8,500 correctional officers only seven percent hold an associate degree, and four percent hold a bachelor degree.

These percentages are likely indicative of most correctional agencies nationwide. An increasing number of law enforcement agencies nationwide require a degree for promotion within the agency with many larger departments requiring the degree for initial employment. Likewise, corrections also demands professional, skilled, and well-trained employees. Read this week's full story.

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Regarding Victory lap, 8/25/08
Thanks for depicting the other "lives" of a CO.
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Regarding Time out!, 8/11/08
It was great to see what practitioners do to let off some steam after the stressful work day. There were a lot of ideas that those of us looking for a hobby or mission can use. Thanks for letting us see what goes on after the work shift!
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LOOKING AHEAD

Upcoming stories on Corrections.com and the Corrections Connection ezine

  • Jails and higher education
  • The issue with libraries

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Focus Issues


September
Education & Training - Learning opportunities

October
Health - Current health issues and programs

November
Legal - Roundup of current cases

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NOW ON CORRECTIONS.COM

Conference wrap-up: ACA in New Orleans

The American Correctional Association’s (ACA) 138th Congress of Correction, held in August, again brought together professionals from all over the United States. Full story

Victory lap

Anyone who watches NASCAR is familiar with the barrage of ads and sponsors on the speeding packs of cars. Full story

Some more time

I collect die cast cars. I am really into NASCAR and the old muscle cars of the ‘60s. Full story

BUSINESS NEWS

Digital Solutions / Inmate Telephone Inc. Improves Efficiencies for Corrections Facilities

Digital Solutions / Inmate Telephone Inc. announces the release of InmateBanker.com... More

Partnership improves medical records management within corrections facilities

Digital Solutions / Inmate Telephone Inc. and CorEMR (Correctional Electronic Medical Records) today announced an ongoing partnership to assist correctional facilities with their inmate medical management needs. More

Public Communications Services Acquires AGM Telecom

Public Communications Services (PCS) is pleased to announce the acquisition of our current call processing equipment (CPE) partner AGM Telecom, based in Keller, Texas. More

CAREER WATCH

Former director recognized for lifetime contributions

The Association of State Correctional Administrators awarded former South Carolina Department of Corrections Director Parker Evatt the Louie Wainwright Past Presidents Award for his contributions to the corrections profession. Full story.

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EVENTS

Correctional Security Conference

The 5th Annual Correctional Security Conference is scheduled for September 28 to October 1, 2008 at the Millennium Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio. This annual conference is designed to specifically address correctional security issues and is tailored for correctional officers, supervisors and administrators, jail administrators, wardens and superintendents, and the vendors and suppliers of correctional security products and services. The theme for this year's event is:

"Correctional security and the mentally ill offender"


For more information on the conference or to register as an exhibitor, please visit our website at www.correctionalsecurity.org to download the conference registration brochure, or contact Becky Ritchey, Conference Manager, at 859-582-0027 or ekutrc@aol.com

2008 Conference hosted by the:
Correctional Security Network
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction
Ohio Department of Youth Services
Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Eastern Kentucky University, College of Justice and Safety
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24th Annual IACTP Trainers’ Conference

Date: 10/10 - 22/08
This year the Arizona Department of Corrections will host . Make plans now to attend this conference where you’ll see exceptional workshops and have the opportunity to network with corrections professionals from across the nation. More information.

2008 OCJA Training Conference

Date: 10/19 - 21/08
Training topics include Adult & Juvenile Corrections, Juvenile Probation, Adult Parole & Probation, and more. Register at www.code4.org, 800-622-9391, or reservations@code4.org. More information

Management of HIV/AIDS in the Correctional & Community Setting

Date: 10/22/08
This program addresses clinical issues in the management of HIV-infected patients and is a unique, collaborative venture among Albany Medical College, the New York State Department of Correctional Services and the private pharmaceutical industry. Each program addresses a different clinical aspect of HIV infection using the same format: didactic lectures, case presentations and a panel discussion. More information.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't."
- Anatole France, French novelist (1844 - 1924 )


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