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The Prison Officer Podcast is a place to share experiences, talk about leadership, fight through the stress and learn to survive one of the toughest careers out there. I want to discuss the life, dreams, and experiences of those who work inside the walls of our nation's prisons.

The Prison Officer Podcas‪t‬ Michael Cantrell

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The Prison Officer Podcast is a place to share experiences, talk about leadership, fight through the stress and learn to survive one of the toughest careers out there. I want to discuss the life, dreams, and experiences of those who work inside the walls of our nation's prisons.

    Episode 16 - 2020 Podcast Review and Correctional Challenges in 2021

    Episode 16 - 2020 Podcast Review and Correctional Challenges in 2021

    The hosting platform for the Prison Officer Podcast is Buzzsprout.  First, let me tell you, I love Buzzsprout, they have helped me every step of the way in building and bringing this podcast to you.  One of the nice things Buzzsprout was send me my...

    • 23 min
    Episode 15 - Merry Christmas Memories from Behind the Fence

    Episode 15 - Merry Christmas Memories from Behind the Fence

    It's early Christmas morning here at our house and I just wanted to take a minute and say Merry Christmas.  Whether you are lucky enough to have the day off and get to spend it with your family, or if you are working a shift (or two) in one of the...

    • 7 min
    Episode 14 - Retirement

    Episode 14 - Retirement

    Retirement Day.  For most of us, this is a once in a lifetime event.  The one day most of us inside spend our shifts dreaming about.  When we don’t have to walk past those grills.  When we don’t have to spend 8 hours trying not to notice the smell of...

    • 12 min
    Episode 13 - 100 Year Old Prison Officer - Interview with Robert "Bob" Burks

    Episode 13 - 100 Year Old Prison Officer - Interview with Robert "Bob" Burks

    I saw a Facebook post the other day from the Missouri Patriot Guard and the VFW who were honoring a local veteran with a motorcycle ”drive by” to celebrate the milestone of him turning 100 years old on September 9 of this year.  Robert “Bob” Burks,...

    • 54 min
    Episode 12 - Shift Work

    Episode 12 - Shift Work

    One in five Americans works nontraditional hours, including the many staff working the off shifts in our prisons.  Someone has to be there.  Although many say they enjoy these off-shifts, it affects them.  It affects their families.  It affects their...

    • 12 min
    Episode 11 - Working a Restrictive Housing Unit

    Episode 11 - Working a Restrictive Housing Unit

    In this episode, I am going to cover what I believe are the basics of working Restrictive Housing.  Restrictive Housing is the newest catch-phrase that refers to “lock-down.”  Some places call it Segregation, the Hole, or the SHU (Special Housing...

    • 26 min

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