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    I just started as a correctional officer for my county jail. So far I love it but the town I live in is 15,000. I went to highschool here and also am attending college in this town. As I do my cell checks I see some people I new from highschool and college. I try to treat them the same as everyone else and so far I feel im doing a good job at it. I just wanted to know if any of you have ran into this and how you deal with it?
    THANKS

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    thanks

    Thanks that puts my mind at ease some more. I have another question for you. When inmates try to talk to you not about the job. I mean not requesting a form, or a complaint or what ever. Do you engage in any conversation at all? My Srgt. doesnt really at all but i noticed she did a little bit in 400 block wich is work release inmates. I really look foward to going to this job every chance I get cause it is diferent everyday to me. I am going to probably (knock on wood) be working for a police department when I get done with school but for now I'm a CO and love it.
    thanks,
    John

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    • #3
      Originally posted by johnychipp
      I just started as a correctional officer for my county jail. So far I love it but the town I live in is 15,000. I went to highschool here and also am attending college in this town. As I do my cell checks I see some people I new from highschool and college. I try to treat them the same as everyone else and so far I feel im doing a good job at it. I just wanted to know if any of you have ran into this and how you deal with it?
      THANKS
      I had a former neighbors son on my unit at one time. Just let my Security Lt. know about it and treated him the same as any other inmate. His parents are really nice, and we lived next to each other for about 5 years. They just happen to have one kid who is a srewup. If I saw them when they would visit I would say hi and if time permitted talk for a few minutes with them. Never had them ask for any favors as they totally understood where the line was. And that is the key to it. Know where the line is and hold it, no matter what.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Ornery
        Johnny,
        That will happen more often in a jail setting than in a prison setting. But the thing to remember is that they broke the law and you didn't, that is what separates you from them.
        LOL- that's funny. What you should say is:

        But the thing to remember is that they broke the law and got caught and you didn't, that is what separates you from them.
        You have no right to not be offended.-Neal Boortz

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ornery
          Sure glad your in rare form, its pretty obvious if they are behind bars they were caught. but what can one expect from Georgia state.
          What I mean is, we've all broken the law. They were just dumb enough to get caught. My point to you is don't think your so high-and-mighty. Your a person, and your dealing with people. If you want to gain respect, you'd do well to remember that.
          You have no right to not be offended.-Neal Boortz

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          • #6
            They didnt quit

            Originally posted by Centurion44
            What I mean is, we've all broken the law. They were just dumb enough to get caught. My point to you is don't think your so high-and-mighty. Your a person, and your dealing with people. If you want to gain respect, you'd do well to remember that.
            The difference is huge. When I got caught and was told to stop , I did. They though , told 5 times and still doing it. Thats the difference. I aint like them and never will be.

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            • #7
              Wrong:

              Originally posted by Centurion44
              What I mean is, we've all broken the law. They were just dumb enough to get caught. My point to you is don't think your so high-and-mighty. Your a person, and your dealing with people. If you want to gain respect, you'd do well to remember that.
              Everyone hasn't broken the law and gotten away. That's a fairly ignorant statement in my opinion.
              - He took an aggressive stance with clenched fists. I then issued a short burst of my chemical agent.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jabrim
                Everyone hasn't broken the law and gotten away. That's a fairly ignorant statement in my opinion.
                Depends upon what degree you are refering to. While they would not, under normal circumstances, result in serving time are you saying that you have never exceeded the speed limit, or never rolled through a stop sign? Both are violations of the law, plain and simple.

                Again, while these would not, under normal circumstances, result in serving time, they are things that 'ordinary, law-abiding citizens' tend to do daily.

                Just tossing out something to think about.

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                • #9
                  I'm happy to report that there are no felonies in my history, known or unknown. Misdemeanors, maybe one or two little ones that no one noticed lol.
                  Last edited by Bowles; 08-25-2005, 12:49 PM.
                  Be sure you're right, then go ahead
                  Davy Crockett

                  Never pick a fight with an old man.
                  If he's too old to fight, he'll just kill you
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                  • #10
                    if we see anyone we know personally we are supposed to report it to our supervisor, and they make sure that we dont work in same block or come in contact with that inmate.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by johnychipp
                      I just started as a correctional officer for my county jail. So far I love it but the town I live in is 15,000. I went to highschool here and also am attending college in this town. As I do my cell checks I see some people I new from highschool and college. I try to treat them the same as everyone else and so far I feel im doing a good job at it. I just wanted to know if any of you have ran into this and how you deal with it?
                      THANKS
                      ive ran into some people from around the way in jail and my approach is this,,,,,,depending on their personality ill explain to them to please call me by my last name because this is where i work.if they ask for extra stuff ill say....."normally i wouldnt mind helping a friend but this is my job and i cant afford to lose it".....most people with sense will respect the fact that your doing your job.
                      as far as coversation goes,,,,if you have a steady block then you have to talk to your crooks but they must know that even though your a cool co,,,youll still put some lights out if you have to.....ive had some instances where the inmates told the officer about the mini riot before it even started....

                      the bottom line is,you treat a man or women the way they treat you and never take them for a friend or nice person,,,,,
                      All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing

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                      • #12
                        high school reunion

                        I first started in corrections in the town i grew up in about 10,000 people. Every shift was a high school reunion. When i went to a different county the Capt. of the facility made the statement that everyone has broken the law but he guessed we didnt get caught. he has 30+ years in corrections so i dont agree that it is a stupid comment.
                        If your Scared, you can get in my pocket!!

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                        • #13
                          I had my ex boy-friend, cousin, and class mates... I wrote a matter of to Sups, I had no problem treating them like everyone else. I also told the inmates I knew.. I advised my sups I know you, I would hope you can keep this on a non personal level, if not, I will remain here and you will be the one to move to another place or dorm, so would it be best to call me CO and keep all private past information, just that, past information... I have not YET had anyone take advantage of it, and they all respected that . Again... SO FAR!
                          I have had my aunt want me to take in my cousins taxes to get signed. I just told her I would not loose my job for them, so she could mail it in like everyone else and Please do not ask me for any favors with him again, or I would be forced to tell Sups and he would be moved to another county which would make it harder on them to visit him.

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