Crime & Law Enforcement Issues & Death Penalty/Correction deputy laws


Hello and thank you for taking the time to read and answer my question.

I am currently trying to get a position with the San Luis Obispo County Jail in California. One of the requirements that it states is knowledge of basic laws and principles pertaining to Correctional Deputy's. Could you provide some info on this? Perhaps you can point me in a direction of resources that I can study up on?

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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 Institute of Corrections website for information.  Check out the policy section on the California Department website, pay particular attention to the security policies.  If you have additional questions, you may email me directly at, or call me at 480-225-0192.  They will put you through a training academy if you are hired, corrections is a complex field, no one is expected to know all the answers, especially when starting out.  The ability to demonstrate common sense during the oral interview is most important.  I have a web page on oral boards and interviews, go to, click on the link for "Oral Boards."

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Jim Klein


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.


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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