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We use padded cells for lock down. The reason being that the prisoners that are being put into them are usually being violent during the process. The padding prevents injury to both Officers and prisoner. And prevents self harm while on lock down. The way ours are designed is with a double door system. The interior of the cell is about 1/2 the size of a normal cell. The bed is a plain concrete plinth covered with a foam padding as are the walls and door. A stainless steel “Squat” style toilet flush with the floor. A stainless steel Sink embedded into a concrete plinth provides washing facilities..
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I just wrote, Are Offender Rehabilitation Programs Dead? New DOJ Report, at Crime in America-Rehabilitation. I offered a variety of research-based articles regarding offender reentry programs, and none seemed promising. The collective data indicates that programs for offenders don’t work, or make things worse, or have very limited results. I strongly support programs for offenders; I’m simply suggesting that we can do better. Reading the reactions to the article on social media, I understand that many are passionate about programs and will continue to support them regardless of the results. But at what point are we misleading both offenders and the public? What happened to, “Do no harm?”...
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Supervises and counsels all assigned probationers, parolees and other designated clientele. Interviews client to gather information. Maintains dialogue with client. Investigates and verifies information. Advises client of legal rights. Formulates, develops and monitors plan of supervision for client. Acts as liaison between client and legal and enforcement authorities. Makes contacts, referrals and arrangements for client's housing, employment, education, etc. Prepares and maintains detailed client records and reports. Provides testimony and evidence in hearings or trials concerning violation of terms of probation or parole. When necessary, arrests and/or transports violators to proper authority...
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