50 episodes

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

    • Society & Culture
    • 3.3 • 3 Ratings

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 Basics - Tray Slot Safety

    The Basics - Tray Slot Safety

    In this episode of The Basics, I talk about the tray slot, cuff slot, bean hole, whatever you call it, it is undoubtedly one of the most dangerous areas of your locked unit.  How you approach and handle your interactions at the tray slot could be the difference between injury and going home safe.

    Come listen as we talk about Correctional Basics every rookie should know, and every veteran officer should already be doing...who knows...everyone needs a refresher sometimes.

    The Prison Officer Podcast Job Guide: Information and Guidance to Start Your Career in Corrections
    PepperBall From crowd control to cell extractions, the PepperBall system is the safe, non-lethal option.Support the showContact us: mike@theprisonofficer.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePrisonOfficer

    Take care of each other and Be Safe behind those walls and fences!

    • 16 min
    45: Working Down Under in New South Wales Australia - Interview w/Domenic Pezzano

    45: Working Down Under in New South Wales Australia - Interview w/Domenic Pezzano

    In this episode, I talk with Domenic Pezzano who retired from Corrective Service in New South Wales, Australia after more than 30 years of service.  We talk about starting out as a Correctional Officer, a riot at Long Bay where he was a hostage, and his rise up the ranks in NSW Prison Corrective Service, and his advice to those just starting out. 

    You can contact Domenic here Correctional Services / Prison Subject Expert

    The Prison Officer Podcast Job Guide: Information and Guidance to Start Your Career in Corrections
    PepperBall From crowd control to cell extractions, the PepperBall system is the safe, non-lethal option.Support the showContact us: mike@theprisonofficer.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePrisonOfficer

    Take care of each other and Be Safe behind those walls and fences!

    • 1 hr 17 min
    The Basics - Security Checks

    The Basics - Security Checks

    In this episode of The Basics, we talk about Security Checks.  Fence checks, roof checks, building checks, and more.

    Come listen as we talk about Correctional Basics every rookie should know, and every veteran officer should already be doing...who knows...everyone needs a refresher sometimes.

    The Prison Officer Podcast Job Guide: Information and Guidance to Start Your Career in Corrections
    PepperBall From crowd control to cell extractions, the PepperBall system is the safe, non-lethal option.Support the showContact us: mike@theprisonofficer.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePrisonOfficer

    Take care of each other and Be Safe behind those walls and fences!

    • 16 min
    44: History of Missouri State Pen and the MDOC - Interview w/Mark Schrieber

    44: History of Missouri State Pen and the MDOC - Interview w/Mark Schrieber

    Whenever you talk about the Missouri State Penitentiary, you can’t help but mention Mark Schreiber.  He went to work for the Missouri Department of Corrections in the  1960s and has held many positions, starting as an officer, he ended his career as Assistant Warden of the Missouri State Penitentiary. He has always been an advocate for preserving the history of MSP and the Missouri Department of Corrections.  He has written two books about the Penitentiary and Missouri Department of Corrections: "Somewhere in Time" (1991 and 2004) and "Shanks to Shakers" (2011).  Historian, City Councilman, and one of my former bosses, it was a pleasure to interview Mark.

    Contact Mark msschrieber46@gmail.com

    Shanks to Shakers: Reflections of the Missouri State Penitentiary

    Somewhere in Time (170 Years of Missouri Corrections)
    PepperBall From crowd control to cell extractions, the PepperBall system is the safe, non-lethal option.Support the showContact us: mike@theprisonofficer.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePrisonOfficer

    Take care of each other and Be Safe behind those walls and fences!

    • 1 hr 27 min
    The Basics - Announcing The Basics - Counts

    The Basics - Announcing The Basics - Counts

    Running a podcast takes a lot of time.  Running a good one takes even more...:-)

    I have been asked a lot to provide more content but with my schedule as an Instructor, and editing, recording, and scheduling guests, I just haven't had much time.

    There has been a lot of interest from schools, academies, and agencies that really enjoy some of the basic correctional officer subjects we have covered on this podcast. 

    So, in order to try to provide more content and provide some episodes on skills correctional rookies need (and a refresher for some of the veterans), The Prison Officer Podcast will begin publishing short (10-15 minute) skill-based episodes on the off weeks.  Right now I have episodes every other week (usually on Monday).  These episodes will be released on Mondays in between the full episodes.

    In this episode of The Basics we talk about counts and counting.

    This content will be free, just like the podcast.  No subscription.  Nothing to Join.  Although, if you really like what we do, I would love for you to Buy Me a Cup of Coffee

    Have a great day!

    The Prison Officer Podcast Job Guide: Information and Guidance to Start Your Career in Corrections
    PepperBall From crowd control to cell extractions, the PepperBall system is the safe, non-lethal option.Support the showContact us: mike@theprisonofficer.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePrisonOfficer

    Take care of each other and Be Safe behind those walls and fences!

    • 19 min
    43: Finding Purpose and Value in Your Work - Interview w/Anthony Gangi

    43: Finding Purpose and Value in Your Work - Interview w/Anthony Gangi

    In this episode, I talk with Anthony Gangi, an author, speaker,  and the Host of Tier Talk, a long-running podcast about Corrections and the challenges staff face every day.  Anthony and I talk about why finding your purpose at work matters, especially when you work in Corrections.

    Also, welcome PepperBall! Our newest sponsor - Please click their link below to visit The PepperBall website.

    Tier Talk - Youtube Channel

    Inmate Manipulation Decoded: A Definitive Guide to Understanding the Manipulation Process

    Lessons Learned While Working In Prison: My Journey From Officer To Administration
    PepperBall From crowd control to cell extractions, the PepperBall system is the safe, non-lethal option.Support the showContact us: mike@theprisonofficer.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePrisonOfficer

    Take care of each other and Be Safe behind those walls and fences!

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

llllllllaadkbrjeodbbrjejd ,

Prison office thug

These guys sound like right winged thugs. No compassion.

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

ABC Radio
Mamamia Podcasts
ABC Radio
Shameless Media
Brittany Hockley and Laura Byrne
LiSTNR

You Might Also Like

Shaun Attwood's True Crime Podcast
Podshape
NBC News
PodcastOne with Law & Crime
Steven Gould: Police Officer, Background Investigator, Vlogger
audiochuck