Latest Corrections officer Stories

2010-03-16 07:00:00

METUCHEN, N.J., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Inc. (BVS), a leading provider of advanced wireless solutions and products to the domestic and international wireless telecommunications industry, today announced the company has successfully field-tested the Bloodhound cell phone detector at one of the top ten largest county correctional facilities in the nation. The Bloodhound is a hand-held, wireless cell phone detector that does not employ the...

2009-06-23 09:00:00

Citing Urgent Need for Reform, Bipartisan Panel Sends U.S. Attorney General "Zero-Tolerance" Standards for Federal, State and Local Institutions WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Calling sexual abuse of people in government custody "totally incompatible with American values," a bipartisan federal commission today issued a landmark report on sexual abuse in U.S. correctional and detention facilities and proposed the first comprehensive blueprint to prevent abuse. Congress...

2008-09-01 03:00:18

By Williams, Walt CHARLESTON - Saying they need find ways to recruit new people, the directors of the West Virginia's three incarceration systems are asking state lawmakers to study creating a new retirement system for correctional officers. Correctional officers currently are in the state's Public Employees Retirement System, which allows most employees to retire with full benefits at age 60 if they have 5 or more years of contributing service, although they can retire earlier under...

2008-07-05 03:00:25

By Joe Nelson Staff Writer BAKER - Two private correctional officers were hospitalized Friday after a fracas at the correctional facility here triggered by unruly inmates, officials said. About 1 p.m., a correctional officer attempted to handcuff an inmate who was being disruptive. The inmate resisted, and several other inmates came to his aid, resulting in a scuffle between the inmates and at least two correctional officers, said Charles Seigel, spokesman for Cornell...

2007-08-29 03:19:23

By Lough, Jonathan Wald, Elise; Byrne, Kenneth; Walker, Gordon Correctional work is a highly stressful occupation that can impact the health of correctional officers (Casey, Dollard and Winefield, 2001). Health has a direct connection to the use of sick leave and stress claims, both of which are costly and can have a significant impact on the efficiency of an institution and the safety of officers and inmates. Hiring the right staff is crucial, as the cost of hiring the wrong person...

2006-05-02 00:22:37

PHOENIX, Arizona (Reuters) - A female corrections officer was being held hostage by a male inmate late Monday inside a medium-security unit at a state prison in southern Arizona, a prison official said. Negotiations aimed at freeing the officer have been on-going since the unidentified inmate took her hostage at about 4:30 p.m. local time at the Santa Rita Unit, one of 10 units at the Arizona State Prison Complex-Tucson, said Bart Graves, a prison spokesman. The complex is about 10...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'