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Cherrie Greco

Corrections and public safety

Cherrie Greco is a retired correctional administrator and consultant, having provided technical assistance to a number of criminal justice agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, and the states of Colorado, Texas, Florida, Maine, Alabama, Connecticut and Oklahoma on the topics of the Americans With Disabilities Act, Amendment Act and the Prison Rape Elimination Act. During her career with the Colorado Department of Corrections, she served as Director of Administration, Warden, Legislative Liaison, and Director of Staff Training. In recent years, Greco served as a Senior Consultant for MGT of America and was the Director of Probation for Oklahoma County. She earned a B.A., Ed. from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and an M.A., Ed. from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA. Ms. Greco resides in Oklahoma. She has been a columnist for CORRECTIONSONE since 2011.

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With a few exceptions, offenders of notoriety should be managed no differently than others
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Contracting seems like a simple concept that takes a lot of responsibility off of your shoulders, but there are some questions to consider before you land yourself in hot water
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More attention must be paid to the impact of PREA’s implementation in community settings
Across America every day, corrections professionals forego their own family’s needs in order to keep the general public safe