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>>what's your opinion?

irish assassin:
I can’t speak for juvinille corrections but in the adult system here inmates are indeed “wards” of the state. Now an adult inmate who is found able to make his own decisions can refuse medical treatment and sign a form stating they willingly did so. This does not apply where life saving action is needed. A DNR order would be needed to deny care in that situation. ... full thread


Correctional Officers – Posturing

By Carl ToersBijns, former deputy warden, ASPC Eyman, Florence AZ
Correctional officers hardly ever carry guns and batons to enforce the rules and regulations inside the penitentiary thus have to use the power of persuasion to gain compliance most of the time. One can almost predict that since there is a necessity for enforcement of such rules, the need to use force may be imminent in some cases. This doesn’t always have to be the way if you posture yourself properly and gain compliance through the words, body language and behaviors projected. ... full story

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  • December – Ethics and Heroes – Coverage of Ethics issues and stories of heroes in corrections [Please send your articles/stories to editor@corrections.com]

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