CRITICAL MISTAKES CHOICES

By Expert : Mike Haley PhD Recently, I was  asked to develop a training block on CAREER ENDING MISTAKES.  While working on the presentation, I realized that MISTAKES is not the proper word, thus the strike-through in the title.  CHOICES is more appropriate, and there is a critical difference between the meanings of the two words. Mistakes are actions or judgments that…

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Photographing Arrestee Tattoos

Many facilities across the country photograph the tattoos of incoming detainees. The photographs of these tattoos are used as a classification and identification tool. One of many informative variants that can be obtained from these tattoos are links or ties to gangs and or security threat groups(STGs).

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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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