Frank J. Burns: Correctional Service of Canada honors officer for exemplary service.Frank J. Burns has seen and done a lot in his career with the Correctional Service of Canada The Correctional Service of Canada (French: Service correctionnel du Canada), or CSC, is a Canadian government agency responsible for the incarceration and rehabilitation of convicted criminal offenders. . Currently serving as visits and correspondence officer at Dorchester Penitentiary The Dorchester Penitentiary is a Canadian federal corrections facility located in the village of Dorchester, New Brunswick.
It was opened on 14 July 1880 as a maximum security prison on a hill overlooking the Memramcook River valley; it is the second oldest federal in New Brunswick New Brunswick, province, Canada
New Brunswick, province (2001 pop. 729,498), 28,345 sq mi (73,433 sq km), including 519 sq mi (1,345 sq km) of water surface, E Canada. , Burns was presented with the Exemplary Service Bar in February 1993 for 30 years of outstanding service to CSC (Card Security Code) A three- or four-digit number printed on the back of credit cards for security purposes. Called "Card Verification Value" (CVV) by Visa, "Card Validation Code" (CVC) by MasterCard and "Card Identification (CID) by American Express and Discover, .
Burns says things have changed in corrections since he took his first job as a security officer at Dorchester Penitentiary. "Conditions have improved vastly since then," he says. "Relationships between inmates and staff are better now. Thirty years ago, inmates might not even know correctional officers' names and vice versa VICE VERSA. On the contrary; on opposite sides. . Now everyone knows one another, and communication is better."
Good communication skills are key to Burns' success as a correctional officer. "I have a good rapport with inmates," he says. "If there's a problem, I'll talk to them about it, and they'll usually take my advice." He recalls one incident in which inmates refused to leave the recreation yard for three days. "I went out there and talked to representatives of the inmate committee," he says. "I suggested that they go inside, eat a hot meal, get some sleep and talk to the administration in the morning about their complaints." A half hour later, Burns got a call telling him the standoff was over and the inmates were going back inside.
After working as a coal miner and a high school physical education teacher, Burns began his corrections career in 1962 at Dorchester. He stayed there for a few months and transferred to Blue Mountain Institution, which was then a minimum security work camp. In 1966, Burns returned to Dorchester as a recreational officer, and he moved into his present position in 1979. He says he wanted to get into corrections because he wanted to work with people, "especially after working in a coal mine for five years."
Burns says he has stayed in the field for so long because it presents a challenge and never has gotten boring. "I am interested in people," he says, "and I have always been somewhat athletic."
His athletic abilities served him well as recreational officer at Dorchester, where Burns and two other officers organized a softball softball, variant of baseball played with a larger ball on a smaller field. Invented (1888) in Chicago as an indoor game, it was at various times called indoor baseball, mush ball, playground ball, kitten ball, and, because it was also played by women, ladies' tournament between inmates and local residents of the neighboring neigh·bor
1. One who lives near or next to another.
2. A person, place, or thing adjacent to or located near another.
3. A fellow human.
4. Used as a form of familiar address.
v. town of Sackville. This marked the first time in Canada's history that maximum security inmates had travelled outside their institution to play a local team. "It was very successful," he says. "We had no problems, and everybody had a good time."
Burns has learned a few things in 31 years. Among the most important, he says, is to "be fair, be honest, and don't make promises “Don’t Make Promises” was the first track on Tim Hardin's first album, from 1966. There has always been speculation about Joan Baez's prescient knowledge of Tim Hardin songs, especially “The Lady Came From Baltimore” and the one she re-titled “If You you can't keep."