Happy Mother’s Day

Poetry by Jacqueline Jackson My Mom is a Corrections Officer. She’s at work inside the wall this Mother’s Day. Protecting our society From those who have gone astray. I’d like her to have some special things. But they’re not in my power to give But Lord, I know you can. She needs them to truly […]

Encouragement from Outside the Wall

Poetry by Jacqueline Jackson As I Think About…Thank You for Being Such a Hero As I think about the way that you care for those in your custody regardless of their deeds or actions toward you, I am grateful to know that if I were to ever position myself in the same way that others have, you […]

Quiet and Peaceable Life?

  I Timothy 2:1-2 “ I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.” Every job has its stressors and pressures.  However, […]

Seeking Christ in Critical Incidents

Our legal system is based on Judeo-Christian principles in which God has given us the authority to do our work. Experiencing critical incidents is a part of our profession, no doubt. As we seek to process the personal aftermath of critical incidents, it’s valuable to remember that we are more than just flesh and blood.  […]

Pride–Your Personal Assassin

An assassin takes any advantage that affords itself and uses all kinds of devices in order to take down the target.  These trained agents masterfully disguise and deceive to accomplish a mission. Satan himself is the master assassin and instructor in pride. Our flesh latches tightly to that innate selfish sinful tendency.  Just as the […]

Suited Up For CERT

At times, all attempted means to resolve a situation are exhausted, leaving no other alternative than to suit up and deal with it. CERT has a definite purpose in corrections that demands specific equipment designed to help its members achieve the desired outcome of restoring order in an unpredictable condition. Various circumstances can increase the […]

Learn to Do Well

Learning to do well does not come naturally to any of us, and we find that it is possible to resist instruction that goads us in that direction.  Some of us have had good teachers of truth and proper behavior, but really learning it involves measures of  God-dependent self-denial and application of the principles in […]

Unbanned Protection

Corrections work has always posed physical danger demanding a need for personal protection.  Over time, various devices have been available to aid us in protecting ourselves and controlling inmates.  Our facilities differ in policies, protective equipment, and allowable practices which seem to be ever changing often with the inclusion of more restrictive limitations as we […]

Will You Fight?

When I had completed the interview process at my department, the Captain who was interviewing me let me know I got the job.  Right away I thought of all the reasons I was not qualified and began to voice my hesitation.  The Captain looked at me and said, “Will you fight?”  I answered affirmatively, but […]

Hope for my Heroes this Christmas

Hope for My Heroes this Christmas (Written by Mrs. Jacqueline Jackson) Hope for my heroes on the silver line Hope to endure what I can’t define Hope for what they daily face Hope in dealing with the human race Hope has come to this dark place Hope so strong and full of grace Hope to […]