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    Getting to top 10 in corrections: Re-imagining training

    Above: James Rudek, Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director of Director of Community Corrections and Probation and Parole Services, swears in the men and women who graduated recently from an innovative academy that gets more officers on the streets, assisting their colleagues in the field. The new PPOs have a limited commissioning, enabling them to perform more work in the field than their predecessors, until they earn their full law enforcement commission.WILSON, Okla. – A new trainin...  Read More...

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    TEEM work makes the dream work

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla -- Alex Evitt is forging a new path for himself. The former Department of Corrections inmate is gainfully employed as an apprentice on the new Oklahoma City Convention Center. According to Evitt, “Years from now it’ll be kind of cool to tell my kids I did that and I did that.   Read More...

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    ODOC staff training in FEMA's National Incident Management System

    You never know what could happen inside or outside a prison. That’s why we train for anything. A great way to do that is by adopting FEMA’s National Incident Management System, which we are incorporating into our Emergency Operations. Since this effort began this fall, we’ve trained more than 100 staff members from security staff on up to senior leadership.   Read More...

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    #MakingADifference – Christie Luther - ODOC volunteer changes lives one haircut at a time

    Christie Luther looks in the faces of the women she works with at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center, and sees a lot of herself in there. One might not know to look at her, but Luther was once in their shoes in a very real sense. The former inmate was incarcerated from 2008 to 2012 at Eddie Warrior Correctional Center. “Society kind of failed me,” Luther says. “Family failed me. Relationships failed me.   Read More...

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