#18: Video Fridays in 60 Seconds — Coronavirus Spreads, D.E. Posts Again

Distribution of COVID-19 cases worldwide, provided by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

This Monday in Coronavirus Pandemic Is Here I laid out the current situation we find ourselves in with the coronavirus (COVID-19). On Tuesday, 25 February 2020, U.S. officials finally sounded the alarm about this virus, saying what readers of this blog have known for weeks now: it’s deadly, it’s coming, get prepared. I was surprised when an expert on the world news finally stated publicly that this virus is far deadlier than the flu.

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#17: Video Fridays in 60 Seconds — The Day-Ones: A Guest Essay By Tim

Today I am posting another guest essay by Tim, a fellow I know who was just a juvenile when he was first incarcerated. I wrote about Tim in the post titled 16 and Forever. In that post you can find his previous essay Rehabilitation and Corrections, where he presents incarceration from the viewpoint of a boy who has grown up in This World. It’s a view that’s both darkness and light, hopeful and cautious.

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An Unpopular Path, but the Right Thing To Do

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The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC) has a dual mandate. This mandate exists in its very name: to rehabilitate in addition to punish. When the department was created, it’s founders understood the importance of rehabilitation, and it’s no mistake that the word exists in its name.

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#16: Video Fridays in 60 Seconds — 28 Days Later, and The Jerry Springer Effect

Monday’s post Are You Being Served? (Part 2) was the second in the inmate services series. I covered in detail 3 major inmate services companies in the United States. The benefits each provides in lessening the burden of incarceration are tangible, and one’s experience with each company varies widely. I recounted mine.

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