Quiz: Do you know how to safely handle contraband drugs?
Contraband drugs have always threatened the safety and security of correctional facilities, but today they pose an even bigger risk to correctional officer safety
In July 2017, multiple corrections officers were hospitalized after exposure to fentanyl during searches in Alberta, Canada. In November 2017, 11 Indiana jail employees were treated with naloxone after being exposed to smoke containing the opioid painkiller fentanyl.
In this video, Corrections1 columnist Gary York and Dr. Lee Spell discuss some of the more popular drugs illegally entering the prison system today and what correctional officers can do to stay safe during cell searches.