We continue with the positive impact corrections practitioners have on their community. From rebuilding hurricane ravaged playgrounds to supporting libraries, feeding the homeless and helping American soldiers in Iraq, the folks who make these things happen should be proud. Their stories have been inspiring and exemplary. Many thanks to those who contributed.
Return of the Community heroes
By the Corrections Community
Serving above and beyond
Editor's Note: When we asked for stories about the good corrections folks do, we received a variety of wonderful essays from states nationwide, including Nevada, Alabama, Oregon, South Carolina, Rhode Island, Florida, and many more. In the final part this week we continue these stories.
Deborah Rivers has been an Allendale Correctional Institution/South Carolina Department of Corrections employee since October, 2007, as an Administrative Specialist B in the Operations Area. She is involved with several different groups pertaining to our military including president of the Lowcountry Blue Star Moms Chapter 6, which is a division of the National Blue Star Mothers of America.
She is also Vice President of the American Legion Auxiliary in Hampton, a Gold Star Mother, and founder of an online Gold Star Families Support Group. The Blue Star Mothers consist of mothers and family members who have lost a child or family member in the military. Gold Star Mothers are those who have lost a child in the war. Full Story
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CORRECTIONS.COM FEATURE STORIES
The corrections connection to gang investigators
After being appointed as the first detective in charge of investigating crimes committed within the Bergen County (NJ) Correctional System, I realized the importance of the task at hand. Full story
Last spring, I attended a meeting on promoting community corrections in Lexington, Ky. Full story
We wanted to know how those in the corrections field impact their community beyond the expected responsibility of keeping the population safe. Full story
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.
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
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
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
Vail WADOC Secretary
Eldon Vail, who has been the Washington Department of Corrections interim secretary since November 24, was named its secretary by Governor Chris Gregoire. Full story
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CISM: Families & CISM
Date: 1/28 - 1/29/08
CISM practitioners will obtain the tools they need to develop comprehensive programming for proactive, reactive and CISM maintenance for family services.More
Virginia Tech Terror
Presentation Topics Include: - The Shooter: Cho's Background & Cho's Tactics - Events of That Day - The Response - Assessment of Training, Preparation & Response. More
Terror at Beslan: The Beslan School Terrorist Siege & Lessons for America
Get insight into how the terrorists’ plan was formed, intelligence developed for the assault, defenses deployed, and how ultimately negotiations failed and why. More
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."
- Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865), sixteenth President of the United States