Corruption in the Division of Corrections Volume I

Author: Chinyere Udeh


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Corruption in the Division of Corrections captures the life of a female correctional officer II who was victimized inside the corrupt system of DPSCS from 2015 to 2019. It tells of the magnitude of inhumane treatment she endured: the false medical report that was made against her by the state medical directors; intentionally denying of job opportunities; interference with her accumulative leave hours, paychecks, pay increase; illegal termination from the state service. She talks of the frame-up she experienced and witnessing some of the treatment made to other correctional officers. The book tells of the corrupt system of DPSCS that everybody knows but nobody talks about, the impact the corrupt system has created inside the correctional facilities alongside the sexual exploitation and trading sex for positions and protections. She also talks about the medical condition she suffered as a result of a long-term internalized trauma, of depressed mood and adjustment disorder caused by work-related stress. Lastly, she tells of her right to receive therapeutic treatment requested by the psychologist, but again, the DPSCS intentionally deprived her of it. Instead, they illegally terminated her and left her with nothing to fall back on while she is recovering.

Ms. Chinyere Udeh is a first-generation Nigerian who grew up in America. Her passion for humanity and curiosity and love for the United States’ justice system, which she developed while growing up in America drove her into majoring and working in the area of Criminal Justice. She obtained a master’s degree in Homeland Security with concentration in Criminal Justice, from American Military University; a bachelor ’s degree(Hons) in Criminal Justice, and Certificate in Forensic Investigation, both from Coppin State University; and an Associate’s degree in Law Enforcement and Correctional Administration, from Baltimore City Community College. She joined the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Service in the state of Maryland in January, 2014, and worked in different sections in the Department: at various times as DNA Collector, Project Manager and Statistics Data Analyst. Although she advanced to the level of Correctional Officer II, her career progression was suddenly cut short albeit illegally when she was relieved of her job in June, 2019 without any just cause. It is this injustice and divine help that motivated her into becoming a writer. Ms. Udeh belongs to several national and international professional bodies in her area of specialization and fields of interest. She is a member of the American Military University Chapter of the Society for Collegiate Leadership & Achievement, the American Military University Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society, the West Virginia lota Chapter of Pi Gamma National Honor Society for the Social Sciences, and the American Military University Chapter of Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society. Furthermore, she is also a member of the African American Learning, Inclusion and Guidance Network, and also of the Society for Defense and Strategic Studies Club.

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Pages: 190 | Trim Size: 6x9

Genre: Biography

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