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New movie Public Enemies opening this Friday

Actor Johnny Depp will portray infamous gangster John Dillinger in the new movie Public Enemies opening this Friday. Dillinger was quite the con-man, extremely smart with a wide range of supporters, some who celebrate the day of his death and refer to it as “John Dillinger Day.” Corrections.com wants to hear from you—what do you know/think about this notorious criminal? What are your thoughts on the upcoming movie? Tell us, and we’ll publish your response here next week!


“There’s one in every group!” Part II - Defuse interruptions during training

by Joe Bouchard

So, what is the big deal about a few seemingly innocuous interruptions? Does it really matter in the bigger scheme of things? It typically turns out that short asinine outbursts are cumulative and can become major disruptions. It goes beyond halting instruction for a few seconds. There are many ill effects. Valuable time is taken away from the scheduled topic. This is often done without considering the large expense involved in training staff. The speaker becomes frustrated and, therefore, less effective. A group of formerly placid students can become harder to manage and direct. Animosity can fester and reach beyond the class room. If the interrupter is especially aggravating, avenging students may address the discourtesy with harassment and/or violence at a later time. Others can ostracize the interrupters. This is the gateway for staff division and the set up. full story


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Gang Assessment

cblakey: Hello all, I work in a maxium male juvenile correctional facility in Indiana. The facility houses 360 juvenile offenders with ages ranging from 12 to 20 years old. We have addressed our gang problem in two ways. First we basically just id all gang members upon admission. This accounts for over 90% of our population. Second, we developed a unit for all confirmed gang leaders in the facility. We house these offenders together and program them together. It has been successful in curtailing our issues that are typically associated with gangs inside institutions. full thread

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  • NSA Conference
    June 20-25, 2009
    National Sheriffs' Association Conference and Exhibition held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Broward County Convention Center
  • SSCA 40th Annual Conference
    July 19-22, 2009
    Southern States Correctional Association Annual Conference held in New Orleans, LA
  • NABCJ Conference
    July 19-23, 2009
    National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice Annual Conference and Training Institute held in Little Rock, AR

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