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Listening Skills in Corrections

by Tracy E. Barnhart

One of the foundational keys to good listening is that the listener’s body language should demonstrate interest. Interest is communicated by facing the person, having good eye contact, responding with facial expressions and head nodding. The speaker will be able to see that you are listening and interested in what they are saying. full story

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Military Veterans to CO

Sergeant Major: Being retired military, the Corrections environment is a good career to enter.
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Discomfort can be useful

By Joe Bouchard

We in corrections understand what it is to undergo discomfort when compared to the general public. We work in a confined place in which others fear to tread.
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