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    ELMIRA (WENY) - Correction officers at the Elmira Correctional Facility, lined the streets outside the prison Monday afternoon to protest what they say is a lack of support from the state. The C.O.'s say there's been a rise in violence within prison walls, yet they're not given the appropriate staff or resources to keep themselves safe from the prisoners. Cars drivings down Davis street showed their support for the staff at the Elmira Correctional Facility by beeping a horn. Which is more than they say their employer, the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) does for them. "They haven't supported us one bit," says the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA),…

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    A career in corrections appeals to me for a number of reasons. I enjoy working with other people and excel working with people from different backgrounds other than my own. While I was in the Army there was strong demand for a structured work environment. This is something I desire in a career and feel that corrections as other professions in law enforcement demand high level of structure and expect nothing less. To attain this expectation requires individuals to be highly disciplined, so…

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    Correctional Officers around the nation is face with a lot of reasonability on a daily basis. Correctional Officers are reasonable for all law enforcement duties within the jail and prison system which is county, state and federal. According to the Bureau of labor statistics there are 469,500 correction officers around the nations working rotating shifts which can range from 8 to 10 hour shifts. The Bureaus also states correctional officer position can be dangerous and stressful. Every year many…

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    Abstract Officers are always looked at, as what are they doing, and why are they doing it. The actions are constantly questioned whether or not it is appropriate for them to do. Internal affairs are the ones that make sure what the corrections officer is doing is appropriate. There is a necessity for internal affairs at all prisons, to investigate the actions of the corrections staff. It is an intensive job working at a prison; the biggest challenge would be to not become a victim of the…

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    inmate named Preston Tate was shot and wounded by a corrections officer. This incident took place at California’s Corcoran State prison when Preston Tate and his cellmate were fighting against two rivalries who were Hispanic gang members. Following Preston Tate’s death at the hands of a prison guard and that’s when whistle blowers approached the Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) with stories of abuse against the inmates (Dryburgh, 2009). Also, the Corcoran case provides understanding into of…

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    Case Summary & Background Patrick Marlowe, who is a former correctional officer of Wilson County in Lebanon, Tennessee, was sentenced to life imprisonment on charges relating to violations of the civil rights of inmates at the Wilson County Jail. Mr. Marlowe was the supervisory corrections officer on the evening shift of the Wilson County Jail from 2001 to early 2003 (Burke, 2006). He and several former correctional officers were convicted at trial of conspiring to violate the rights of inmates…

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    The power of control may often change an individual’s character. Within the prison system, lies a prison guard subculture in which, the power of control is stressed. Control and power are the means of successively managing a prison. Throughout the novel New Jack: Guarding Sing Sing, author Ted Conover (2001) writes of his experience as a Correctional Officer at Sing Sing maximum-security prison. Behind the prison doors, a different world takes flight. Conformity As a correctional officer there…

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    Ex-Boyfriend Charged in Correction Officers Execution-Style Murder Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez made it known that a 35 year old man is being prosecuted for the murder of a New York Correction officer who was killed while in her car at Bergen Beach Brooklyn. The accused's girlfriend is being charged with obstructing the law. Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said "Officer Alastasia Bryan was unable to defend herself as she was ambushed in what can only be described as a…

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    The National Prison Association, known later in 1954 as The American Correctional Association, is widely known as the oldest correctional association; whose mission is to "provide a professional organization for all individuals and groups both public and private that share a common goal of improving the justice system” (ACA, N.D.). The ACA has since established Corrections Online Training for all states to have the opportunity to become ACA accredited facilities and trained personnel. Equally…

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    Contraband In Prison

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    There are a lot of things that one may consider contraband. These items can be very dangerous to fellow officers as well as the inmates. Like the article states, "In prison, contraband can mean life or death." (Crohsc 2014) Cell Phone in particular is one of the few but many that can be harmful to society and the correction institution. Cell Phones are dangerous to correctional officers because it can cause chaos inside of a prison. They can be used to call members of a gang who was once…

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