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Being Manipulated

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“New staff” story. Many of us drink coffee and that being said. We would make a pot of coffee for the night, which is for officer use only, as we no longer provide coffee for inmates. Well as inmates know they can see the “New staffer” coming from a mile away and when this officer was alone the inmate went up to the officer with his cup and asked for a cup of fresh coffee. Officer said sure and gave the inmate coffee and offered him sugar or cream... full thread


Health & Wellness

Terry Campbell
Officer health and wellness cannot be ignored and should not be taken lightly. Research indicates correctional officers and others working in corrections are prone to stress. If this goes unchecked, this may lead to additional health and mental health concerns. Notice I included mental health. Among corrections officers there is an increase in suicides. This is another area where stress left unchecked can lead to life threatening activities. Overall stress of officers is still a topic that is not accepted and discussed in all agencies.. full story

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