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St_michael2_max50

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I have worked in the working inmate dorm of my facility. I have noticed a severe drop in moral among the inmates as well as a lack of interest in inmates wanting to become a working inmate. I am seeking suggestions on incentives to attract inmates to want to become working inmates while in custody, or means to bust moral with among the inmates that are currently in my unit. I hope to gather ideas or suggestions in a presentation to my command Staff. Thanks. Be Safe.


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The only real suggestion I could think of to "boost" moral would be an extended visit with loved ones ONCE a month...Tack 10 or 15 minutes on to a visit once a month for EXCELLENT behavior and WORK ethic.

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ChadT says ...



The only real suggestion I could think of to "boost" moral would be an extended visit with loved ones ONCE a month...Tack 10 or 15 minutes on to a visit once a month for EXCELLENT behavior and WORK ethic.


Thanks for the suggestion.


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Do we really want to make jail a more enjoyable experience?



I am not saying that the jail should be made a better place. I am only trying to get the most effective, and highest quality of work from the inmates that are working in the jail for the jail.

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They are in Jail. It shouldn't be an Option. EVERY swingin richard should have a job. If he doesn't do it, put him in thr hole. Simple as that. There's your incentive.

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They are in Jail. It shouldn't be an Option. EVERY swingin richard should have a job. If he doesn't do it, put him in thr hole. Simple as that. There's your incentive.



True that is one option, If we lived in the past were beating the crap out of inmates, or making them bust up rocks to make gravel. The jail environment does NOT tolerate this type attitude or way of thinking any longer. Be Safe and have a nice day.

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BSL1123 says ...



They are in Jail. It shouldn't be an Option. EVERY swingin richard should have a job. If he doesn't do it, put him in thr hole. Simple as that. There's your incentive.



True that is one option, If we lived in the past were beating the crap out of inmates, or making them bust up rocks to make gravel. The jail environment does NOT tolerate this type attitude or way of thinking any longer. Be Safe and have a nice day.



 


 


Slow down brother...your Hanes are starting to bunch up...I worked in Corrections for 2 years before hitting the streets..I cut my teeth behind the bars and concrete.  The jail enviroment as you so glowingly called it should only tolerate ONE thing...C O M P L I A N C E  TO OFFICER'S ORDERS. 

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vanarsdale1632 says ...



BSL1123 says ...



They are in Jail. It shouldn't be an Option. EVERY swingin richard should have a job. If he doesn't do it, put him in thr hole. Simple as that. There's your incentive.



True that is one option, If we lived in the past were beating the crap out of inmates, or making them bust up rocks to make gravel. The jail environment does NOT tolerate this type attitude or way of thinking any longer. Be Safe and have a nice day.



Good thing I don't work in the jail. I work on the road.

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My comment was directed at vanarsdale1632. Just for the record =)

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I know. Mine was too. Seems he got a little snippy with me. Totally uneccesary.

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Correct.

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Our crooks have to work, school or program and if they refuse to comply they loose visitation, phone, email  yes email and other luxuries. In a lot of jail/prison systems the gangs require their members work, school and program and there are documented incidents of crooks receiveing physical violations for getting fired from their jailhouse jobs. When I worked in IL the Latin Kings would actually SOS their members who refused school programs and on the streets they were not allowed to sell dope or hang out on the block if they were cutting class.


The above comments are soley those of the poster and in no way reflect the position of the Department of Corrections.

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The first jail I worked in gave all inmates that worked and extra visit every week.  The inmates that worked in special crews who were classified at the lowest security level were given a contact visit once a week.


Be forwarned: Contact visits = contraband in your jail.

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ChadT says ...



vanarsdale1632 says ...



BSL1123 says ...



They are in Jail. It shouldn't be an Option. EVERY swingin richard should have a job. If he doesn't do it, put him in thr hole. Simple as that. There's your incentive.



True that is one option, If we lived in the past were beating the crap out of inmates, or making them bust up rocks to make gravel. The jail environment does NOT tolerate this type attitude or way of thinking any longer. Be Safe and have a nice day.



 


 


Slow down brother...your Hanes are starting to bunch up...I worked in Corrections for 2 years before hitting the streets..I cut my teeth behind the bars and concrete.  The jail enviroment as you so glowingly called it should only tolerate ONE thing...C O M P L I A N C E  TO OFFICER'S ORDERS. 



Sir(s), No disrespect was intended towards you or any body else. I have a very high level of respect of Law Enforcement Officers that work to keep our streets and communities safe, but I also take a lot of pride in my job as I know everyone on here does. Since I started working as a Detention Officer almost 8 years ago, I have had to deal with the attitude and mentality that because I work in a jail that I am less of an Officer than someone who works the street.


I agree that people that have commit crimes should be punished, and have as little comfort and fun in there lives while in jail as possible. However, most of the inmates in "Jail" are not convicted yet. Therefore, under the guidelines of FEDERAL LAW they are innocent until PROVEN guilty, right? In my unit, I have sentenced and unsentenced inmates all work with in the jail. So, I ask that we put aside the difference of "Street Cop" vs. "Jail Guard" and think of the humanity of the people that may be innocent that work in the jail for the jail


Also, I do agree that all inmates sentenced or not, should Always follow all LAWFUL orders given from ALL Law Enforcement Officers at ALL TIMES.

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Nobody said anything even close to suggesting that it was us against you. I was talking about inmates. Secondly, I don't just go out and arrest people for no good reason. If I arrest them, I know they are guilty because I have either seen, and/or gathered irrefutable evidence that confirms it. It just hasn't gone before the courts yet.

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Here we go again wtf!


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I assume that there are privileges that the inmates can "earn", like phone calls, television, extra this or that along the way. . . . .and the military has a way of dealing with an individual by applying "corrective measures" against the entire group.  For example, when John Doe screws up, you pull the phone privileges for the whole cell group (whatever you happen to call the group they happen to be in).  You make it known to the whole "group" that John Doe is the reason they don't get the phone privileges until John Doe straightens up.  After a while, the group "takes care" of the problem otherwise they all get another privilege cut.  On the other hand, when the moral goes up, they earn certain privileges like what was offered earlier. . . .extended visitation, extended television, extended time in the library or outside privileges (not knowing what you have accessible to you to offer as a carrot) etc. . . . . 


I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I expect the same from them.

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vanarsdale1632 says ...



ChadT says ...



vanarsdale1632 says ...



BSL1123 says ...



They are in Jail. It shouldn't be an Option. EVERY swingin richard should have a job. If he doesn't do it, put him in thr hole. Simple as that. There's your incentive.



True that is one option, If we lived in the past were beating the crap out of inmates, or making them bust up rocks to make gravel. The jail environment does NOT tolerate this type attitude or way of thinking any longer. Be Safe and have a nice day.



 


 


 


Friend let me set you straight real quick.  Like I said BEFORE, I started my career in Corrections.  I have the UPMOST RESPECT for any and all Detention Center Officer,Deputy Jailer,Corrections Officer etc..etc...I didn't even IMPLY that it was street cops vs. jail cops.  NOTHING I said pointed in that direction.  I know the aggravation and BS you put up with day in and day out so don't act like I don't know where your coming from.  I earned my way to the position I have now but GOD forbid if anything ever happens to my current job I WILL go back to Corrections, I loved it.  I'm glad to hear you take pride in your job but you need to come down off your soapbox  for a minute. 10-10


 


Slow down brother...your Hanes are starting to bunch up...I worked in Corrections for 2 years before hitting the streets..I cut my teeth behind the bars and concrete.  The jail enviroment as you so glowingly called it should only tolerate ONE thing...C O M P L I A N C E  TO OFFICER'S ORDERS. 



Sir(s), No disrespect was intended towards you or any body else. I have a very high level of respect of Law Enforcement Officers that work to keep our streets and communities safe, but I also take a lot of pride in my job as I know everyone on here does. Since I started working as a Detention Officer almost 8 years ago, I have had to deal with the attitude and mentality that because I work in a jail that I am less of an Officer than someone who works the street.


I agree that people that have commit crimes should be punished, and have as little comfort and fun in there lives while in jail as possible. However, most of the inmates in "Jail" are not convicted yet. Therefore, under the guidelines of FEDERAL LAW they are innocent until PROVEN guilty, right? In my unit, I have sentenced and unsentenced inmates all work with in the jail. So, I ask that we put aside the difference of "Street Cop" vs. "Jail Guard" and think of the humanity of the people that may be innocent that work in the jail for the jail


Also, I do agree that all inmates sentenced or not, should Always follow all LAWFUL orders given from ALL Law Enforcement Officers at ALL TIMES.


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Does your facility give working inmates credit for time served? Let's say if they work 1-2 weeks, they get a day or 2 knocked off their sentence. It may not sound like much but for guys who are serving a 30-day sentence, the extra day or two off mean a lot especially for those who are used to the work environment and don't want to sit around their housing unit all day.


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I want to thank all who have replied to this discussion, and for the valuable suggestions that have been made up to this point. I will continue taking suggestions for a while before I make my suggestions to my Command Staff. Thanks. God Bless and Wish of Safety to All.

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Infract them for refusing a work assignment...there's a motivator for you!


Enough infractions means loss in custody points- meaning no more camp (they have to go back "inside").


 


Well, this at least works for the prison...oh well, I guess you can give them extra food or something. How about a radio to listen to while they work?


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