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A Troubled Jail, Divided Staff

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I always spoke in the same tone of voice unless they really screwed up bad and another staff members safety was at issue. Then I would blow their wig back. When it is an issue with Officer safety, key control, or health and safety issues, I had zero tolerance for errors. ... full thread


Correctional Leadership

By Adrian Smith
One of the most pressing topics, not only in corrections, but in society itself is that of the context of leadership. What defines a leader? Are leaders born or made? What attributes make a great leader? These are all great focal points when examining leadership and roles of a great leader.

Montgomery (n.d), points out that there is a need for sound leadership in the management of jails and prisons after a cursory examination of recent court interventions, media and legislative scrutiny, and escalating budgets. According to Dilulio, “the quality of prison/jail life depends far more on management practices than on any other single variable”. We are at a period of time where we need more transformational and emergent leaders at the forefront in today’s correctional field. ... full story

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  • September – Food and Agriculture – Coverage of Food Service issues and Agriculture in corrections [Please send your articles/stories to editor@corrections.com]

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