The American Correctional Association has defined what terms we may
and may not use when referring to members of the profession.
According to the association, inappropriate language detracts from
the professionalism of the corrections field. The association
released a report recently barring certain inappropriate terms.
The news media often uses the word "guard" incorrectly, the
association said, to describe the professional line staff officers
who operate correctional institutions. Correctional officers is a
Two years ago, the association unanimously adopted a resolution to
bar the use of the word guard when writing or talking about
The association is seeking the support of the media, government
officials and the public in upholding their resolution to ensure that
only accurate terms are used to refer to men and women operating
jails, prisons and other correctional and detention facilities, the
report said. . .
- The Kerr Foundation Inc. trustees have approved a grant of
$1.1 million to the Oklahoma City University School of Law, according
to Stuart Strasner, OCU law dean.
The grant will consist of gifts of $115,000 per year for 10 years,
as specified by Robert S. Kerr Jr., president of the Kerr Foundation.
Other trustees are Mrs. Robert S. Kerr Jr.; Gerald P. Marshall,
chairman and chief executive officer of the Bank of Oklahoma,
Oklahoma City and Elmer Staats of Washington, D.C.
The funds will go to the support of the law school in providing
for scholarships, faculty support and faculty development funds.
These will specifically include a chair in constitutional law,
special courses, professional travel and research. . .
- The American Bar Association calendar for the rest of February
includes seminars on government fraud and corporate law.
%E "Procurement Fraud Prosecutions and Debarments," Feb. 20 and
21, is sponsored by the divison for professional education and will
be held at the Hyatt Regency in Washington D.C.
%E "National Institute on the Dynamics of Corporate Control:
Evolving Legal Sandards Applied to the Frontiers of Cororate
Strategy" is scheduled for Feb. 27 and 28 at the Hyatt on Union
Square,San Francisco, Calif.
The institute is sponsored by the section of corporation banking
and business law.
The program will examine the legal and economic issues in the
corporate takeover arena and will include an analysis of the
defensive measures and applications of business doctrines involved in
takeover contests. …