64 episodes

The Shakedown is a podcast for corrections professionals by corrections professionals. Join us weekly as Warden Aaron Dawson and his guests cover hot topics in jail operations with positivity and passion, sharing tools, tactics and tricks that listeners can use to better themselves and their detention facility.

The Shakedown by National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO‪)‬ Aaron Dawson | National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO)

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    • 4.5 • 8 Ratings

The Shakedown is a podcast for corrections professionals by corrections professionals. Join us weekly as Warden Aaron Dawson and his guests cover hot topics in jail operations with positivity and passion, sharing tools, tactics and tricks that listeners can use to better themselves and their detention facility.

    Episode 64: Duty to Protect - 8th Amendment

    Episode 64: Duty to Protect - 8th Amendment

    In this episode, host Aaron Dawson looks at a recent case law decision and events taken from current news focused on our 8th Amendment articulated “Duty to Protect”. By looking at recent real-life examples, we can gain a sense of what to do and what not to do.Copyright 2024. National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO), Aaron Dawson, The Shakedown Podcast. All Rights Reserved. DISCLAIMER:This podcast may not be distributed without written permission from NIJO. T...

    • 12 min
    Episode 63: Solitary Struggle - Opposing the Elimination of Solitary Confinement ft. Tate McCotter

    Episode 63: Solitary Struggle - Opposing the Elimination of Solitary Confinement ft. Tate McCotter

    Season 3 starts off with a bang! Host Aaron Dawson interviews the Executive Director of NIJO, Tate McCotter. They discuss some recent controversial legislation regarding the elimination of solitary confinement that has been put forth in the US House of Representatives and the US Senate. As is often the case in everyday life, as well as here, the REAL problem isn’t what we see…it’s deeper than that. Be informed! Be informative! Be involved!Copyright 2024.&nb...

    • 50 min
    Episode 62: Tis' The Season

    Episode 62: Tis' The Season

    It has been said that the holiday season is “either super up or super down.” Whichever it is for us depends on our mindset. If we are looking for reasons to be frustrated, discouraged, or cynical…there will always be plenty of material available. This path ALWAYS leads to heightened stress, anxiety, and can result in depression. The data is clear that the best remedy to this mindset isn’t a new form of medication, but rather good, old-fashioned gratitude. In this...

    • 18 min
    Episode 61: What they Need #5

    Episode 61: What they Need #5

    We work in a dangerous and stressful environment…no kidding! Some of that we have no control over, but as supervisors, the cultural environment is our responsibility. Our officers need an environment in which their personality and strengths can be recognized and utilized. They need an environment that is not conducive to toxic and negative influence from other employees. They need an environment where complacency, apathy, toxicity, and defeat are recognized and address...

    • 16 min
    Episode 60: What They Need #4

    Episode 60: What They Need #4

    Speaking to supervisors…what cultural environment do we create, facilitate, or allow on our shifts? In this episode, host Aaron Dawson discussed fostering a cultural environment in which our officers are free to grow. That means that they will make mistakes, but as long as they are minor mistakes as a result of the learning process…that’s growth. Secondly, does the environment allow them the freedom to communicate with us? Are we open and available for them to ask ques...

    • 16 min
    Episode 59: What They Need #3

    Episode 59: What They Need #3

    In this episode, host Aaron Dawson continues the conversation dealing with the responsibility of supervisors. The officers are our responsibility! What do they need? In this episode the discussion centers around the “routine” of corrections. Do our officers know WHAT is expected and do they know HOW to do it? As supervisors, it’s our responsibility to know the answer to those questions.Copyright 2023. National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO), Aaron Daw...

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

dbrown 1591 ,

Great tips

I enjoyed the great tips about making sure to listen to what is going on and follow up on it. I look forward to listening to more episodes.

Santatwat ,

Superb show

This show is currently going in the right direction! Perfect for new or seasoned vets of all forms of Corrections! The Warden who is hosting this, must be a ‘hands on’ professional! This helps me and encourages me! Both episodes have been excellent so far!
Please keep up the great work!
Best Regards
Deputy Jailer Stuart Sharratt MCRJ KY
Former 8 year C/O
CERT for KY DOC and 3 year Armed security officer G4S.

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