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These social media posts show how various agencies are commemorating the week and honoring the dedication of men and women working in corrections
Tucker, a chocolate Labrador mix, barked until his owners came to investigate; that’s when the couple came face-to-face with inmate Michael Burham
“The important work of correctional officers often does not receive the recognition from the public it deserves,” President Reagan said in 1984
An arbitrator ruled that Anthony Marlak’s termination was an excessive response by the state Department of Correction
Dr. James Uhrig filed a claim with the city alleging the ban violated his free speech rights
Michigan DOC officials are investigating how two inmates obtained cellphones and posted a video filmed in their cell to YouTube
In an online post, the “good verbal” writers defended their memes as dark humor by people with difficult, little-appreciated jobs
Enhancing your situational awareness and communicating your action plan can make the difference in a dangerous encounter
Staff Misconduct
The former CO says he’s “deeply remorseful”
Union head claims social media posts complaining about ACJ staffing levels drew “undue reprimands” from jail leadership, resulting in a 3-day suspension order
Wap told the man “Imma kill you and everybody you with,” and flashed a gun during the Dec. 11 video call about two months after his arrest in the drug case
Miriah Vanlith is serving a 10-year sentence for raping two teenage boys, one of whom she lured over the internet
The Attica Correctional Facility CO was facing a disciplinary hearing for sharing a “vile posting” days after the Tops Markets mass shooting
“We wish him the best and applaud him for his sense of humanity,” Sheriff Jon Hayden said in a now-viral Facebook post
Prison officials began investigating the officer after he posted a video to Facebook showing an inmate assault him
Staff Misconduct
Don’t be misled into thinking the First Amendment protects you from becoming a social media career casualty
Staff Misconduct
The sheriff’s office said the video was meant “as a show of transparency”
Video of the encounter shows Paul Gorder, dressed in a DOC T-shirt, yelling obscenities at BLM protesters
Commissioner Paul Schnell called the CO’s actions “deeply disturbing and contrary to the mission and values of the Department of Corrections”
An official with the Department of Correction said they would review the case “to determine appropriate action”
Upgrade your agency’s social media game and use it to recruit women and diverse applicants
The NAACP is calling for the termination of Chris Matello, who also serves as police chief
Staff Misconduct
The CO’s face was superimposed on Officer Derek Chauvin’s with his knee on the face of the current COBA president
The officer’s comment came amid a discussion about how children were among those tear gassed at the protests
The three officers have been put on leave, pending further investigation
Staff Misconduct
A website that monitors law enforcement officers’ Facebook posts is prompting investigations in many agencies
Communications
Last month, four Texas COs were fired and two resigned after authorities found their posts inappropriate
The fallout from the #FeelingCute challenge is just the latest example of an issue that keeps coming up in the digital age
Communications
After spotting the images on a then-open officers’ Facebook group, inmate families began emailing department officials with screenshots, demanding action