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Cell Searches

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Campi:
Well I know searches are not happening as well as they should and not as often as they should at my prison and we currently are turning up cell phones, more hooch in the past year then I have seen my entire carrier, drugs and various kinds, tobacco which has been banned for years and this stuff is fresh, XXX porn and the DVD players to watch it as well as mags, more weapons then normal, oww and that’s just the serious stuff. Then we have minor contraband that just seems irrelevant in comparison. ... full thread

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Correctional Officers – Resilience in the Workplace

By Carl ToersBijns, former deputy warden, ASPC Eyman, Florence AZ
Most correctional officers have difficult stress related complex tasks every shift they work inside a large jail or prison. Today, more than ever, employees are stretched beyond their limits due to understaffing and other lack of resources that makes multitasking a routine that is quickly wearing you out. Whenever you feel drained or fatigued to the point of exhausting there are defenses you need to put in place that will help you get through the day or shift in a safe and orderly way. Being resilience is the most vital defense officers have against work related induced stress. We all want to work in a good workplace. ... full story

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Detention Officer - City of Baytown - Texas

Book in and release prisoners; guard and maintain jail. Demonstrate interpersonal skills. Able to deal effectively with the public and other employees. Able to complete assigned projects in a timely manner. The following tests will be administered and must be passed in order to be eligible for position; polygraph test, physical fitness and psychological assessments.

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