This Week's Corrections Connection
Wednesday | May 23, 2007
Earlier this month many DOCs held ceremonies to honor those employees who stood out among their peers by going above and beyond the call of duty. In this week’s Corrections Connection we highlight the honorees and their achievements. Congratulations to those receiving awards.
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By Ann Coppola and Jim Montalto
Celebrating the best of the best
This May DOCs across the country celebrated their employees, recognized the highest achievers and also held ceremonies honoring those who have given their lives in the line of duty. COs, parole officers and other employees were honored for preventing escapes, saving lives, pitching in when needed and for many other brave and diligent actions.
These men and women serve as strong role models and are the epitome of what an employee, regardless of profession, should strive to be. Congratulations to all of you who have been honored for your hard work and dedication. Detailed below are corrections employees nationwide who have been honored for their fine performance and hard work. More
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Regarding Taming the wild, 5/6/07
That was about the coolest thing I have read since I started receiving the Corrections Connection ezine. That is something special that he is doing for those inmates and it is amazing how something like that can make a difference in their lives.
Orange County, Florida
Regarding Inquiring when hiring, 5/14/07
I enjoyed the interview of Barry Nadell. Staff continues to be the most invaluable resource managers have in the criminal justice field. Too often, staff vacancies are filled using lower standards than desired; usually done with good intentions to simply get the job done. Mr. Nadell brings to mind many valid points that (if applied) should bring more stability within the correctional setting.
Robert A. Hood
Warden (ret.), Federal “Supermax” Prison
Regarding Psychotropic complications, 4/29/07
Great article this hits home to my department. The cost for meds. for the mentally ill is in the millions and my department is feeling the hit.
Ofc. Michael Urbistondo
Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department, Training Bureau
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Sailing Into The Future With Success
Date: 6/3/07 - 6/6/07
MASCA is proud to announce their annual Conference which will be held at the Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa, located in Groton, Connecticut. The conference will provide informative workshops and networking opportunities for all individuals that interact within the Judicial process. More
BJA Regional Information Sharing Conference
Date: 6/4/07 - 6/6/07
State and county executives, managers and implementers sharing key developments in the critical areas of information sharing policy; privacy and security; coordinating broad-based information-sharing initiatives; and the latest technologies and standards. More
8th Annual Innovative Technologies for Community Corrections Conference
Date: 6/4/07 - 6/6/07
The conference explores practical applications of innovative technologies, as well as technologies not yet available, but on the horizon. More
National Juvenile Services Training Institute
Date: 6/9/07 - 6/13/07
Intensive training program for line staff and middle managers in juvenile confinement facilities. More
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Action is eloquence.
- William Shakespeare