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When to Hold Them & When to Fold Them

by Tracy E. Barnhart

When I refer to the Hold Them and Fold Them analogy what I am talking about is knowing when its time either to engage or disengage physically from a potentially assaultive inmate. full story


Physical Conditioning?

OCCD: In Florida they spend well over half the academy doing conditioning drills, runs and extensive DT work on the mats.
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E-books in a Correctional Setting: a niche market

By Judith Jordet, MLS

My correctional supervisor is open to the use of new technology to solve problems and improve prison operations. One innovation was to hire me, a librarian with a master’s degree, to be a prison library coordinator.
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  • September – Food and Agriculture – Coverage of Food Service issues and Agriculture in corrections [Please send us stories of what you do when your "off the clock" to editor@corrections.com]

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