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I can answer questions regarding prison issues, including use of force, classification, security, health service, foodservice, disciplinary issues, and custody levels. I can also answer questions regarding methods of execution, specifically lethal gas and lethal injection, and can address some court decisions regarding both. I am also an FBI certified Negotiator, and have experience in prison hostage situations, and was a tactical team member for almost 12 years.

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I worked for the Arizona Department of Corrections for over 20 years, then for a private prison for a year after my retirement from the the state. I was on the tactical team for almost 12 years, a member of the Special Operations (executions) team for nine years. I worked every custody level , and held every security rank from Correctional Officer to Major. I was Chief of Security of three different custody levels, and two different prison complexes. I am heavily certified in training, including use of force, firearms training, Crisis Avoidance, Inmate Managenet, and many others. I retired as a Deputy Warden in 2005.


None now Past: American Correctional Association American Tactical Officers Association


I have 78 credits towards a BSBM with the Univerity of Phoenix Online.

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Meritorious Service Award Supervisor of the Month

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Maricopa County Attorney's Office

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2015-09-18 Visitation While On Trial?:

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2015-05-13 What happens when:

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2013-12-19 How would you supervise visitation rights for a father:

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Each agency has their own identification process for identifying team members entering the net.  The "net" is the channel reserved for that traffic, and nowadays, many agencies are using scramblers to

2013-02-08 Correction deputy laws:

Here is one link I found that provides some basic information regarding detention officers.  You may also want to research the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation website, and the National


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