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Is Corrections Education for Everyone?

"...those who are involved in Corrections Education have a greatly reduced chance for recidivism than those who are not. Currently, not one person who has graduated from the Associate's Degree program here at CRCC has returned to prison."

Reflections on the Present Moment

“I look at the protests, the looting and the rioting, and see a society divided against itself. I see a society wanting to commit to a future of equality, justice, and inclusiveness, but unwilling to reconcile or even acknowledge its historical wrongs.”

“Oops”

"Oops" By Timothy Pauley A short time ago I detailed how the doc had converted one of the education buildings into a COVID regional care facility. It was rows and rows of prison beds lined up in close proximity to one another, 45 in all. This was a building adjacent...

Message Received?

Message Received?  By Timothy Pauley A short time ago, I told you about 'The Bad Place,' where they send people here who report anything resembling COVID symptoms. Very shortly afterwards, they distributed memos to all of us actually describing the bad place. Made me...

Enforcing The Rules They Like

Enforcing The Rules They Like By Timothy Pauley As I stood in a substantial line waiting to use the telephone, I couldn't help but notice that of the 8 people in line, absolutely none of them were engaging in any kind of social distancing. I was able to confirm this...

The Imported Threat

The Imported Threat By Timothy Pauley My boss spoke to me this week. I know this might sound trivial, but it doesn't happen very often. You see, as a shift commander, he has many duties with which to occupy his time. Probably more than I even know. Typically anything...

Destined To Change Lives

Destined To Change Lives By Francisco Pinto Wherever we go there are people and when we come in contact with others we reveal ourselves to them. They come into our lives and who we are influences them in a variety of ways. But if we change people through influence we...

The Risk Increases

The Risk Increases By Timothy Pauley A significant development in the COVID crisis came when some county jails began refusing to accept violators. These are prisoners who have to serve a period of supervision upon release. Washington has a system where these people...

The Communication Barrier

The Communication Barrier  By Timothy Pauley One side effect of the COVID crisis has been communication with the outside world. A number of years ago prison services became big business. Companies figured out they could take advantage of prisoners and their families...

The Bad Place

The Bad Place By Timothy Pauley Early on in the pandemic, prisoners were instructed of the symptoms to watch for, as well as what to do if detected. If a person experienced symptoms, they were to immediately inform staff and then to return to their cell and remain...

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