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Protecting Correctional Officers during the Pandemic

By Brian Dawe

Coronavirus has taken a huge toll on correctional officers and their families. Learn about new guidelines to protect staff as well as changes to LODD benefits that ensure the families of officers killed by COVID-19 will receive benefits.

Transforming Prisoners by Transforming Prisons

By Dr. Michael Pittaro

During an international webinar, correctional professionals discuss the use of alternative prison models in countries like Denmark and Sweden. Learn about the benefits these countries have experienced with reduced recidivism rates and rehabilitated inmates.

Pandemic Presents Opportunities for Online Learning

By Dr. Michael Pittaro

The coronavirus outbreak has forced many colleges and universities to teach courses online. Learn from a seasoned professor about the advantages of distance learning, especially for public safety professionals.

Protecting Correctional Officers and Inmates from Coronavirus

By Dr. Michael Pittaro

Even though correctional officers are used to being exposed to communicable, infectious diseases, it is critical that prisons devise an action plan to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Learn about the unique challenges of trying to contain the virus within the nation’s correctional institutions.

Purdue Pharma Is Only One Step to Curing Opioid Crisis

By Dr. Michael Pittaro

Purdue Pharma filed for bankruptcy after being sued for its aggressive sale and marketing of OxyContin. While holding suppliers accountable is a step in the right direction, more needs to be done to address the opioid epidemic.

Epstein Suicide Suggests a Breach in Prison Protocol

By Dr. Michael Pittaro

Many questions still surround the ongoing investigation into the alleged suicide of Jeffrey Epstein. What is becoming clear is that more should and could have been done to prevent the suicide, but these steps were not taken due to some degree of negligence on the part of the prison.

Podcast: The International and Domestic Fight Against Human Trafficking

By Leischen Stelter

Listen to AMU's podcast featuring two subject matter experts who have spent years combating human trafficking both domestically and internationally. Learn about recruitment and coercion techniques used by traffickers as well as how law enforcement agencies are working with public and private organizations to combat this global problem.