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irish assassin:
An officer is an officer, the same that an inmate is an inmate. I don’t care what kind of wedding tackle your packing around with you, do the job, don’t do dumb crap, watch my back while I watch yours and that makes us all in this big bowl of crap together. Nuff said.. ... full thread

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Women in Corrections

By Terry Campbell, Professor, Kaplan University, School of Public Safety

The April 2013 corrections.com theme is “Women in Corrections.” The history behind this topic covers over forty years of change. During this time period, we went from females working in male prisons with no inmate contact to now working in all positions within the prisons. I should note in some systems there are some limitations based upon other variables. We finally progressed from making excuses as to why females should not be allowed to work in certain positions and determined just how effective female officers can be in the corrections field.

During my corrections career, I was warden at a prison where we advertised for a vacant assistant warden position. At that time, there were no female assistant wardens at a male prison in that state ... full story

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  • April – Women in Corrections – Profiling successful women practitioners and focusing on issues they face [Please send your articles/stories to editor@corrections.com]

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Counselor - General Population Services Counselor - Spectrum Health Systems, Inc - Massachusetts

This Counselor ensures that all inmates are provided with education in the assigned curriculum approved by the Department of Correction and are responsible for written documentation in the case records. This position also participates in a multi-disciplinary team meeting on a weekly basis or as directed. Must be able to work the hours required to meet the business needs of the organization including the ability to work more than 40 hours in a work week. Qualifications: BA/MA or equivalent experience in criminal justice, human services, education or closely related field required. DOC experience and/or Alcohol/ Drug certification preferred This position works out of Framingham @ South Middlesex CC. ...

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