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Interesting. Seem to recall that we had similarly-minded county sheriff when I previously lived in the Phoenix area. His application was less-targeted to individual "bad actors" - and more universally applied to the entire incarcerated population, which probably reduced its effectiveness. He (and his methods) eventually fell out-of-favor.

And despite your denials . . . it strikes me that you seem to have a suspiciously "up-close and personal" perspective on the inner working of Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary.

My perspective came second-hand via my joint work (NOT work "in the joint") with the former warden on AUO topics (linked above under "project") for the USMS. I had asked him why the young attorneys we met together initially all asked for his autograph. He was famous at Law schools as the most-sued man in US history.

That all occurred before Joe became sheriff.

Okay, glad we cleared up the possible confusion between "joint work" and "work in the joint". I'll sleep somewhat more soundly tonight with that knowledge. And the really good news is that no reciprocal extradition agreement exists between Kansas and Texas, at present.

Thanks for "outting" our favorite Maricopa County sheriff. If it weren't for some of that unfortunate "profiling" his department engaged in - he just might have been the current junior U.S. Senator from Arizona. Just bad luck (for someone . . .).

Thank you, Jim.

This reminds me of several real life examples cited in the Academy of Management Classic by Stephen Kerr, ‘On The Folly Of Rewarding A, While Hoping For B.’ See link to the shorter, lighter version at: https://www.ou.edu/russell/UGcomp/Kerr.pdf

It is also why some criminal justice, press, and other organizations refuse to mention the names of persons who commit certain crimes. Why give them the legitimacy and free publicity that they and their extremist organizations seek through those dastardly deeds?

Thanks again.

Does anyone remember the title of the great book on that topic so aptly referenced by E.K.? It was published decades ago, probably during the term of Ronald Reagan, because I seem to recall that he made it required reading by all his cabinet appointees.

All about avoiding adverse consequence reward systems in everyday life, such as refusing to glamorize wrong-doers ... leaving them un-named so they get no publicity, refusing any ego-boost, offering disdain rather than sympathy, etc. You know, react as if you have some standards of proper behavior rather than glorify the latest outrage. Let's FIND it!

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