Tier Talk: How COs can prepare for inmate manipulation

Corrections has evolved and training must cover every area of the evolution

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As corrections evolves, training takes on a new perspective. Listen in as we discuss innovative training and inmate manipulation.

Today on Tier Talk, Anthony Gangi sits down with Gary Cornelius and discusses innovative training. Areas of discussion will cover inmate manipulation and the culture of the inmate population. Corrections has evolved and training must cover every area of the evolution.

Lt. Gary F. Cornelius retired in 2005 from the Fairfax County (Va.) Office of the Sheriff, after serving over 27 years in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. His prior service in law enforcement included service in the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division. His jail career included assignments in confinement, work release, programs and classification. He has been an adjunct faculty member of the criminology, law and society department at George Mason University since 1986, where he has taught four corrections courses: punishment and corrections, community corrections, jails and preparation for internship. He also teaches corrections in service sessions throughout Virginia, and has performed training and consulting for the American Correctional Association, the American Jail Association and the National Institute of Justice. His latest book, The Correctional Officer: A Practical Guide was published in June 2010 by Carolina Academic Press. He has authored several other books in corrections, including The Art of the Con: Avoiding Offender Manipulation (2009) from the American Correctional Association, and The American Jail: Cornerstone of Modern Corrections (2008) from Pearson Prentice Hall. Gary has received a Distinguished Alumnus Award in social science from his alma mater, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and an Instructor Appreciation Award from George Mason University. In January 2011, Gary started a blog “Tales from the Local Jail”  followed in January 2012 by his second blog, “Talks About Training." Gary served on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Correctional Training Personnel (IACTP) representing local adult corrections. In 2015, Gary appeared on CNN, MSNBC and Tier Talk, discussing corrections security, training and staff issues.     

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