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By John W. Johnson, Sr., and Ralph Hughes

(This article was published in American Jails magazine and has been posted with the permission of the American Jail Association.)

Jails are a challenging work environment for many reasons. This article outlines the elements of a personal wellness program that officers can follow to reduce the stress they experience on the job. The more correctional officers can ameliorate their stress, the better their work teams will function, which can lead to improvements in the overall agency environment and its service delivery.

Factors that deserve attention include physical fitness, diet, mental wellness, and rest and renewal. The authors provide an insider’s view and suggestions for meeting officers’ physical, emotional/social, spiritual, and mental needs in a secure institutional setting.

 

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Posted Wed, Jul 22 2015 10:19 AM by Elizabeth

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