EDITOR'S CORNER

Here's to you corrections heroes! Our latest Corrections Connection feature focuses on all the good corrections folks do to improve and help their community. Special thanks to all of the public information officers and fellow practitioners who took the time to send us their stories. We received so many great stories that we will continue them next week. Enjoy.
Jim
Editor, Corrections.com

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Community heroes

By the Corrections Community

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Editor’s Note: We wanted to know how those in the corrections field impact their community beyond the expected responsibility of keeping the population safe. So we asked those in the know, and the response we received was incredible.

Below you’ll find an incredible array of stories written by those who go above and beyond their work obligation to improve the lives of others or submitted by someone who believed they should be recognized. The stories are so good, and so vast, that we’ll continue them next week. We hope you find them as inspiring as we did.

OREGON

Donkey Basketball
The City of Umatilla, Oregon needs a library and what do the employees of Two Rivers Correctional Institution (TRCI) do? They strap on helmets and ride unruly donkeys in a game of Donkey Basketball. TRCI employees played against the Umatilla volunteer firefighters, local police officers, school district employees and alumni association members. The firefighters won, but a great time was had by all. Full Story

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READER FEEDBACK

Regarding Are you listening?, 12/31/07

Barnhart's reminders of the simple ways to keep safe and improve one's career are right on and much appreciated. It's nice to see that even seasoned veterans continue to rely on tried and true basic skills.
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LOOKING AHEAD

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Focus Issues 2008


January/February
The corrections impact on the community and innovative programs and performers in corrections

March
Architecture/Facility Highlights

April
International Flair - Corrections programs around the world

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CORRECTIONS.COM FEATURE STORIES

NLECTC's central information source

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The same technology that allows you to zoom through highway tollbooths, zip through subway gates with the flash of a card, or check out a DVD from your local library is growing in popularity throughout the corrections world. Full story

From start to finish, highlighting 2007

Corrections.com editorial staff took some time to reflect on the stories they’ve covered through the year. Much like years past, the corrections field was filled with innovate, challenging, controversial and optimistic times.Full story

BUSINESS NEWS

BINJ Laboratories

BINJ Laboratories, Inc. is an innovative technology company that specializes in cell phone and signal detection, defense electronics, and corrections and public safety communications. Led by three electronic warfare engineers with over 100 years in system engineering experience, BINJ Labs has developed a first-of-its-kind, wireless Cell Phone Detection System under the direction of corrections technologists from the Federal Bureau of Prison, New York, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts Department of Corrections. Learn more.

NaphCare, Inc. announces new contract with Hamilton County, Ohio

NaphCare, Inc. a Birmingham - based provider of correctional health care, was recently awarded a contract for the Hamilton County Corrections System in Cincinnati, Ohio. More

Specific Bag Becomes Part of Pacific Concepts

Pacific Concepts, Americas leading supplier of soft storage items for the corrections industry, is pleased to announce that Specific Bag has become part of its operation. More

Bob Barker Company appoints Greta Roach as marketing manager

Bob Barker Company recently announced the appointment of Greta Roach to the role of marketing manager. Greta will be responsible for developing marketing strategies and executing the production of the company's extensive product catalog. More

CAREER WATCH

Ill. county deputy chief named

Lt. Anthony Ward has been promoted to correctional division deputy chief of the Lake County Sheriff’s office. Full story

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