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Actually, our meals are set by the state dietician and are healthier than what most of us eat regularly. In fact, I have argued that we spend too much. For example; In Washington we are required to provide 16pcs of fruit a week for each inmate. Heck, we spend over $90,000 a year on apples, in just one institution and that is at a reduced rate (because we are in apple country). You can double that in some of the more urban institutes. Not all states can get away with what Sheriff Joe is doing down in Az., by serving bologna every meal...
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Accountability. It’s one of the biggest buzz words when it comes to Corrections. It is essential to our jobs, right down to the issued equipment we carry on a daily basis. In a leadership sense, however, we often talk about accountability as holding our subordinates responsible for their actions and non-actions. Why is it important to be accountable? Simply put, leaders and staff who are accountable do not waste time assigning blame to others, but rather they take responsibility of their choices, actions and behaviors. Those who are accountable seek out solutions to their own problems instead of pushing them off on others...
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Also this week:
- August - Women in Corrections - Profiling successful women practitioners and focusing on issues they face email@example.com
The Correctional Officer is responsible under the direction and control of the Shift Supervisor, to maintain care and custody of inmates; to maintain proper order and decorum among inmates; to search inmates periodically and prior to escort; to ensure inmates follow proper procedures as to personal hygiene; to ensure that the living quarters of inmates and the areas for which they are responsible are kept in a sanitary and wholesome condition; to issue supplies to inmates; to assist with the dispensing of food; to check all packages and incoming and outgoing mail...
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Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
- Oscar Wilde