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Offenders with mental health problems face particular difficulties in finding and keeping accommodation. Research shows that some mentally vulnerable and homeless people get trapped in a “revolving door” – a cyclical pattern of recurring homelessness, hospital admissions, arrests and possible imprisonment...
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It’s interesting what you read in the local newspaper about your local jail. There are stories about escapes, contraband, and unfortunately at times-inmate suicides and sexual misconduct involving staff and inmates. But, once in a while you read a comment-though well meaning-that is inaccurate. In a way it shows what the good citizens do not know about our local jails. I am not in any way calling our citizens ignorant. They do pay our salary, but at times appear misinformed. All they may know about the jail in their community is based on what they see on the news, or what they see in the movies or on a television show. ..
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The Correctional Officer is responsible under the direction and control of the Shift Supervisor, to maintain care and custody of inmates; to maintain proper order and decorum among inmates; to search inmates periodically and prior to escort; to ensure inmates follow proper procedures as to personal hygiene; to ensure that the living quarters of inmates and the areas for which they are responsible are kept in a sanitary and wholesome condition; to issue supplies to inmates...
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