Free Exercise of Religion (Part 1): Evolution of Prisoner Rights

By Gary W. DeLand The Right of Free Exercise Free exercise of religion is one of the most valued of the rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Many of the earliest settlers in the American Colonies emigrated from Europe to avoid religious persecution (e.g., the Puritans, the Huguenots, the Quakers); thus, the Founding Fathers…

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Recruitment, Hiring and Retention of Law Enforcement–What Would Society be like Without Law Enforcement

Make no mistake about this, the only reason that people are free in this County is because of those men and women willing to go to work each day to protect those freedoms that society enjoys. Yes, the military defends your freedom from foreign enemies, but law enforcement is the reason that there is order and freedom at home.

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Voluntary Exposure in Jails & Prisons–Do your policies protect you?

Correctional officers regularly deal with inmates who voluntarily disrobe – actions which can lead to compromising situations that can adversely affect the safety, security, order and discipline of the jail.  Voluntary exposure by an inmate is connected to a variety of key issues that present serious liability and administrative issues which are critical for administrators…

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