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“Tier Talk” is a radio program that looks at corrections from a international level. Topics will vary in relationship to all aspects of the correctional realm (training, privitization, leadership, equality with other law enforcement agencies, gender related issues, PREA, county vs. state vs. federal, etc). The show will feature guest who represent corrections, in multiple facets, and will highlight an active dialogue which can be seen as highly informative, as well as entertaining. Expert guest on each related topic will be brought on the show to help inform the listener about the truth behind these prison walls. Tuning in to our show will open your eyes to the reality of those who are the “keeper” of the “kept”. So, enter with me, and see corrections from the perspective of those who walk the tier and remain eye to eye with the evil that society fears the most.

“Tier Talk” is a radio program that looks at corrections from a international level. Topics will vary in relationship to all aspects of the correctional realm (training, privitization, leadership, equality with other law enforcement agencies, gender related issues, PREA, county vs. state vs. federal, etc). The show will feature guest who represent corrections, in multiple facets, and will highlight an active dialogue which can be seen as highly informative, as well as entertaining. Expert guest on each related topic will be brought on the show to help inform the listener about the truth behind these prison walls. Tuning in to our show will open your eyes to the reality of those who are the “keeper” of the “kept”. So, enter with me, and see corrections from the perspective of those who walk the tier and remain eye to eye with the evil that society fears the most.
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Paterson, NJ

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“Tier Talk” is a radio program that looks at corrections from a international level. Topics will vary in relationship to all aspects of the correctional realm (training, privitization, leadership, equality with other law enforcement agencies, gender related issues, PREA, county vs. state vs. federal, etc). The show will feature guest who represent corrections, in multiple facets, and will highlight an active dialogue which can be seen as highly informative, as well as entertaining. Expert guest on each related topic will be brought on the show to help inform the listener about the truth behind these prison walls. Tuning in to our show will open your eyes to the reality of those who are the “keeper” of the “kept”. So, enter with me, and see corrections from the perspective of those who walk the tier and remain eye to eye with the evil that society fears the most.

Language:

English


Episodes

Here are some more good tips to help you survive corrections and avoid being manipulated.

6/12/2018
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Here are some more good tips to help you survive corrections and avoid being manipulated. Tonight on Tier Talk, Anthony Gangi discusses some steps to avoid inmate manipulation. Listen in as he discusses what C.H.U.M.P. is and how this acronym can be applied in a manner that can help defend staff from inmate manipulation.

Duration:00:11:38

Two Officers attacked. One at SCI Somerset and one at SCI Frackville.

5/20/2018
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Two Officers attacked. One at SCI Somerset and one at SCI Frackville. Tonight on Tier Talk, Anthony Gangi discusses the tax on two of our brave heroes. While the Trump administration pushes their political agenda, who is helping our brave men and women that work in corrections?

Duration:00:03:45

Let’s discuss touring a dorm

5/10/2018
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Let’s discuss direct supervision and walking a dorm. Tonight on Tier Talk, Host Anthony Gangi discusses touring a dorm. Listen in as he discusses safety concerns and how to ensure confidence in your officers.

Duration:00:18:39

Inmate manipulation: How should you respond to an inmate who tries to give you a love note?

4/29/2018
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Inmate manipulation: How should you respond to an inmate who tries to give you a love note? In this quick episode of Tier Talk, Host Anthony Gangi discusses how an officer should respond to an inmate who tries to give them a love note. Listen in, as he discusses the appropriate way to tell the inmate that their actions are inappropriate.

Duration:00:05:24

Are there any policies for pregnant officers at the workplace?

4/24/2018
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A recent incident in California has me questioning if there are any policies in place for pregnant officers. How are pregnant officers assigned at your facility? Are there any changes to their tour of duty? Also are there any policies In place that mandate notification from pregnant staff to management that the staff member is pregnant?

Duration:00:10:19

The delicate balance between work and home.

4/7/2018
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The delicate balance between work and home. In this episode of Tier Talk, Anthony Gangi discusses the fine balance between work and home. Listen in as he reminds his listeners to be self aware and know who you are and, if need be, who you maybe becoming.

Duration:00:07:49

Here is some advice for female CO’s.

3/22/2018
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Here is some advice for a female officer working in a male facility. Today on Tier Talk, Host Anthony Gangi, gives advice to females who work inside male facilities. Listen in as Anthony Gangi discusses establishing a sense of authority and having a zero tolerance for any compliment made to staff by the inmate population

Duration:00:07:38

How to run an inmate housing unit.

3/15/2018
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Here is some advice on how you run a unit. Anthony Gangi, Host of Tier Talk gives his advice on how to run a housing unit. Listen in as he provides tips that should help any correctional officer manage their way through the many test a inmate housing unit will present. *Side Note: All because you are consistent does not mean you are predictable!

Duration:00:19:01

Should you write up an inmate for every little thing?

3/9/2018
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Should you write up an inmate for every possible infraction? Anthony Gangi, Host of Tier Talk, discusses charging inmate for breaking the rules. Listen in as he discusses what to do as a rookie officer and what to do a senior officer.

Duration:00:07:56

Here is some advice when you become a supervisor in Corrections.

3/2/2018
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Here is some advice when you become a supervisor. The biggest step we make in our career is when we step into a supervisory position. Listen in as Anthony Gangi, Host of Tier Talk, gives advice on the needed transition of moving from a frontline employee to a frontline supervisor.

Duration:00:13:21

What is the code of silence? What is the Blue Wall?

2/22/2018
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I was asked earlier today about the code of silence and what does it mean (Blue Code). This is a very tough question to answer because there are so many perspectives that have to be addressed. With that said, this video is an attempt to answer that question which was asked by a faithful viewer. So tonight on Tier Talk, Anthony Gangi discusses the code of silence. Don’t forget to join us on our discord page and take part in our live discussions. Click the link below and join us....

Duration:00:16:28

There is no room for cowardice in Corrections.

2/16/2018
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There is no room for cowardice in Corrections. Recent attacks on corrections staff stress the important need to have each other's back. Corrections is a profession that only few can be effective. This profession will test you. Please take the time to evaluate yourself and ask yourself if this is a profession you can handle. Don't wait until the moment arises to realize you are not able to stand ground in this profession.

Duration:00:04:33

Don’t be a fire starter. Have control of who you are at all time remain professional.

2/13/2018
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There is no room for fire starters in Corrections. Corrections is an environment that is highly tensed and easily excitable. The last thing we need in corrections is someone who adds fuel to the fire. Listen in as Anthony Gangi, Host of Tier Talk, discusses fire starters. Fire starters are staff members who add look to excite matters as oppose to de-escalation.

Duration:00:07:30

In the aftermath of a tragedy, a true hero arises.

2/9/2018
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Meggan Callahan was a Sgt who life was ended by an inmate in April of 2017. Since then, Wendy Callahan, Sgt. Meggan Callahn’s Mother, has been a voice for those brave men and women who work in North Carolina Corrections. Her voice is being heard and is helping lead the way in changes that can save the lives of the many who work behind the wall. This is the messages I just sent to her after reading an article that she was quoted in. “Wendy. I hope all is well. I want to thank you. Reason...

Duration:00:02:52

We are not guards. We are Officers.

1/31/2018
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We are not guards! We are officers!Corrections has evolved. Calling us guards minimizes the positive evolution of what we have become. Listen in as Anthony Gangi, host of Tier Talk, discusses why we need to embrace the title of officer.

Duration:00:25:33

Let’s talk about what it takes to be in Corrections. Let’s discuss the interview process.

1/22/2018
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Let’s talk about the Correctional Officer interview process Are you looking to work in Corrections? Are you looking to become a Prison Officers? If so, are you ready for the Prison Officer Interview Process? Anthony Gangi, Host of Tier Talk, discusses the interview process and provides tips to ensure your success when you are interviews for the prestigious position of a correctional officer.

Duration:00:09:29

The complexity of Officer Suicides and what to do in the aftermath.

1/15/2018
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One of the hardest issues that an agency has to deal with is Officer Suicide. When an officer takes their own lives it creates a ripple effect that must be controlled. In this episode of Tier Talk, Anthony Gangi discusses the complexity of Officer suicide and breaks down what needs to be done in the aftermath of such a tragic event.

Duration:00:14:09

Let’s discuss inmate video visitation

1/12/2018
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Video visitations is a growing trend in today’s jails and prison. There are some who believe this is a great way to improve safety and security and there are others who believe that rehabilitation requires physical contact from the inmate’s family. Anthony Gangi, Host of Tier Talk, discusses both perspectives relates to video visitation and weighs the pros and cons of this ever growing trend. If you like this discussion, also tune in to Gary York, author of Corruption Behind Bars, as he...

Duration:00:14:01

Why do correctional officers feel the need to justify their profession?

1/8/2018
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...but one day I will be a police officer.” A few years back, I was invited to attend a dinner for law enforcement and, needless to say, I was excited. This was the first time that I felt recognized as a law enforcement professional. At the time, I had been working in corrections for about eight years and I was constantly being ridiculed for not choosing a better profession (police officer). Even my own family was against the choice I made. I remember inviting a few of my fellow COs to...

Duration:00:07:11