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Prison Officials Seeking Ways to Recruit and Retain Guards

By Dianne Frazee-Walker Overcrowding, violence, inhumane treatment, along with inadequate mental and physical healthcare are just a few of the problems facing the American prison system. Correctional officer corruption and poor work conditions have prompted the Texas Department of Justice to institute an incentive to recruit correctional officers. This campaign was initiated because of a

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Fort Bend to Offer Vocational Education to Some Inmates

By Rebecca Elliott / Houston Chronicle  Image courtesy 2onthebeat.wordpress.com- Bags of chips, pairs of tennis shoes, packages of Ramen noodles. Over the years, revenue from purchases made by inmates at the Fort Bend County jail’s commissary have added up. Now, the proceeds are financing an expanded correctional education program, complete with a new vocational training

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