Corrections Forum

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 6, November/December

4,000 Incarcerated Men and Women Fight Calif. Forest Fires
Inmates are on the front lines of the California forest fires. These inmate firefighters are trained to create a containment line, meaning they're often out ahead of the fire, clearing brush and trying to stop the flames from spreading, described an...
A Skilled Firefighter as an Inmate, She's Barred from Firefighting Now That She's Free
According to an opinion piece in the Mercury News (Bay Area), one firefighter, Amika Sergejev, who fought for two-and-a-half years as a firefighter for Cal Fire cannot join a paid fire department because she was convicted of a felony.She says: "I worked...
Corrections Industry Now Booking Plans for Winter Aca 2018
The 2018 American Correctional Association (ACA) Winter Conference is scheduled for January 5-10, 2018 at the Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, Florida.ACA's annual Winter Conference is one of the most attended corrections events in the industry-it...
Greening of Prisons
Running a prison or a jail is an expensive proposition. These days everyone is looking for savings whether it is for energy, water, food or labor, and if that savings could be combined with ways offenders can learn a skill and reenter society more successfully,...
Keeping Safe
Gang rivalries. Cell extractions. Hostage taking. Riots. Cell phone hits. Homemade W shanks. Seg units. High-risk transports.While it's not an everyday occurrence, the possibility of danger lurks for corrections officers on every shift, in every shadow,...
The Facility Operations Challenge: Improve the Environment
The areas in a facility impacted by operational factors are profuse. Effective and efficient are the goals of systems that manage operations data with new software developments. Also making way for improvements is software that adapts to new legislation...
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