Welcome to the National Institute of Corrections' Policy Procedure and Exchange forum.
The forum promotes networking among anyone interested in talking about policies and procedures. It can also become a focal point for sharing and discussing preliminary work as it evolves.
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In an effort to make this a valuable and reliable source of information, the forums are moderated by professionals from the National Institute of Corrections. Moderators reserve the right to reject messages that staff consider inappropriate and that violate our posting guidelines. Please use this forum to seek information, share information, and connect with fellow members.
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How to Report Content
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Example Button: (hover your mouse over it)
How to Bookmark Content
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Example Button: (hover your mouse over it)
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