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We begin December's editorial focus, corrections' impact on the community, with an article about one man's travels to the still-ravaged areas of Louisiana and Mississippi. Don Dease left for New Orleans after watching Katrina's destruction to see how he could help. In October, he went again only to find continued ruin, especially in areas where many COs live. He writes about what he finds and what corrections pracittioners can do to help their peers in need.

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Helping Katrina's kids

By Don Dease

Helping out one playground at a time

Several years ago, in the wake of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, I wrote an article about my trips to take supplies to Louisiana and Mississippi and my observations along the way. In October, I had an opportunity to visit New Orleans, and want to share my experiences and observations with you again. Full Story

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Regarding Supervising the cyber-offender: Are you ready?, 11/20/07

Thanks so much for mentioning our training, "Managing Sex Offenders' Computer Use," in your article. This is the first time we've been able to offer it since the Jessica's Laws have been passed around the country and we're very excited to get this info out to probation and parole officers who supervise this type of offender.
Diane Kincaid, Information Specialist, American Probation and Parole Association

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Santa Ana, meet your match

Crime fiction writer Raymond Chandler once wrote that “anything can happen” when the hot, dry Santa Ana winds sweep through Southern California in the late fall and winter. Full story

Back on the right track

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Unhelpful hints

Usually, when we give advice, we think we’re being supportive, but despite the good intentions we can end up offending the one we’re trying to help. Full story


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Lebanon Correctional Institution warden, Ernie L. Moore, has become the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction’s new south regional director. He will supervise southern Ohio’s 16 state prisons and their respective wardens. Full story

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