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Why COVID-19 is the biggest challenge corrections has ever faced

From a lack of medical screening to PPE deficits, the response to COVID-19 is testing correctional facilities nationwide

In this episode of Tier Talk, Anthony Gangi and Russ Hamilton sit down with Mark Chamberlain, the director of corrections content for Lexipol. Mark discusses the recommendations he made in his recent article on how to maintain jail operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tier Talk, hosted by Corrections1 columnist Anthony Gangi, features interviews with industry experts, conversations about hot topics and pressing issues, and offers lessons to new staff and old about the evolving and ever-changing field of corrections.
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