How do you spend your time off?So far we’ve gotten some impressive feedback for our “Off Duty” section. One particular story that caught our eye was from a correctional officer for Ramsey County in St. Paul, Minnesota. When he was just 14 years old, Brett Ohnstad built his first telescope. 30 years later, stars, moons, planets, etc. are still his passion. Take a look at his latest telescope, a ten inch Schmidt-Cassegrain, here.
We want to publish your off duty stories. So far we’ve gotten some great ones -- aerochuters, Community Emergency Response volunteers, crochet-ers and outer-space extraordinaires. Now we want to hear from you -- either for the first time -- or tell us again what you’re up to. Please send us photos – we’d love to publish them!
Email us to be included in the second round.
Is Corrections Work Peace Work?by Joe Hatcher, Ph.D., Psychology Intern
I believe that Corrections work is indeed Peace Work, as it works at several different levels of the “onion”. First of all, inmates are in prison because they have been “unpeaceful” in our communities, and the word “corrections” implies that our correctional institutions are supposed to improve that behavior. Thus, our communities are made safer by incarceration at least by the temporary absence of inmates from our communities, and hopefully from the lower chance of criminality after incarceration... full story
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- National Institute of Justice Panel Explores Familicide Phenomenon
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- September: Education & Training
- October: Health
PO Work; Got Tips?
CJCurious: I’ve just finished the final round of interviews for a MO State PO job...
Correctional Officer - Nebraska
Providing for the humane care and supervision of detainees in a safe and controlled environment full job posting
- Learnkey Announces “21st Century Inmate Re-Entry Program”
- County renews jail contract for health care
- Keefe Group Announces New Product Lines
- Franklin County renews Day Reporting Center contract with BI Incorporated
- BI Incorporated Names Robert Murnock Area Sales Manager
- Digital Solutions / Inmate Telephone, Inc. Adds Online Account Registration
- ACA Summer Congress of Correction
August 7-12, 2009
Effective Re-entry is Good Public Safety. The event is being held in Nashville, Tennessee.
- ACFSA Annual Conference
August 16-20, 2009
The conference is being held in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
- Texas Jail Association (TJA) Jail Management Issues Conference
August 24-27, 2009
Performance, Perks and Pals: An Exploration of the Correctional Subculture
- ICCA Conference
September 13-16, 2009
The conference is being held in Orlando, FL.
- NCCHC Conference
October 17-21, 2009
The National Conference gives you the blueprints to understand, develop, implement and improve such systems.
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