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A Troubled Jail, Divided Staff

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I always spoke in the same tone of voice unless they really screwed up bad and another staff members safety was at issue. Then I would blow their wig back. When it is an issue with Officer safety, key control, or health and safety issues, I had zero tolerance for errors. ... full thread

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Correctional Leadership

By Adrian Smith
One of the most pressing topics, not only in corrections, but in society itself is that of the context of leadership. What defines a leader? Are leaders born or made? What attributes make a great leader? These are all great focal points when examining leadership and roles of a great leader.

Montgomery (n.d), points out that there is a need for sound leadership in the management of jails and prisons after a cursory examination of recent court interventions, media and legislative scrutiny, and escalating budgets. According to Dilulio, “the quality of prison/jail life depends far more on management practices than on any other single variable”. We are at a period of time where we need more transformational and emergent leaders at the forefront in today’s correctional field. ... full story

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