A must have for all those in or thinking about a career in Corrections. This book
is a compass for those who have chosen this noble yet demanding profession.
You will discover not only practical advice on key aspects of the job but also the
intangible qualities that define exceptional Corrections Officers. From managing
inmate interactions to navigating the complexities of institutional culture, from the
daily routines to the moments of crisis, Gangi explores the multifaceted nature of
corrections work. For the Rookies, it will serve as a tool, a resource, that will help
provide them with a sense of direction as well as a deeper understanding of the
work being done. For the senior staff, it will serve as a reminder, as a tool in their
efforts to cultivate and grow staff.
As a correctional professional, with over twenty years of experience that
spans across five prisons and elevates upwards from officer to administration, Gangi understands the complexity of navigating a career behind the walls walking the toughest beat. It’s, simply put, controlled chaos.
Policy Vs. Procedure vs. Practice
Never Minimize the Importance of Routine Work
Safety & Security Is a Layered Process
20 Signs You Are Overly Involved with An Inmate
Custody Is Not Anti-Inmate
10 Quick Tips for Overseeing an Inmate Housing Unit/Dorm
Know The Limits of a Leader’s Authority
Threat vs. Annoying
19 Tips When Interacting with Inmates
Bridging The Gap Between Custody and Civilians
Five Quick Tips for Conducting Cell Searches