Ex corrections officer teams up with Securus Technologies to fight contraband cell phones

Working in any of the nation’s maximum security prisons ranks as one of the most psychologically demanding and physically dangerous jobs in America. Each year, dozens of prison guards die in the line of duty. It is these brave men and women who mark the only thing keeping some of the most vicious and violent criminals in the world from smashing, beating and stealing their way into the lives of innocent civilians.


There are few men and women who hear the calling to become prison guards. It is a job that most will quit in their first year. Even among those who see themselves as brave and mentally tough enough to handle the job, most will not last. It takes a special combination of emotional impermeability mixed with genuine empathy and compassion to make a good corrections officer – the thickest skin mixed with the biggest heart is required equipment for this job.


Robert Johnson was one of the few people who had all the right attributes to be a successful corrections officer. A few years after graduating from high school, Johnson applied to the Florida Department of Corrections. He was hired on and sent to one of the toughest maximum security facilities in the state.


There, he proved to be a capable officer, quickly rising through the ranks. By the time he was 30, Johnson was a commanding officer of one of FDOC’s SERT teams, a special group of officers that is sent in to do the jobs that are too dangerous or difficult for normal corrections officers.


While heading this team, Johnson was involved with a routine search of an inmate’s cell. The search turned up a package containing a powder substance, which was later confirmed to be nearly pure heroin. The value of the drugs was estimated at around $50,000 on the street, making the package worth some $250,000 inside the prison.


Word quickly spread to the gang for whom the package was intended that Johnson was the officer responsible for the seizure. With a reputation of being impossible to bribe, the gang knew that they would only risk criminal charges by attempting to bring Johnson into their fold.


One morning, as he was preparing for work, a gunman broke down the front door of Johnson’s home, shooting him six times at nearly point-blank range. Though Johnson survived, he is now disabled and can no longer work as a corrections officer.


It was later revealed that the gang put out a hit using a contraband cell phone. Today, Johnson works with Securus Technologies selling the Wireless Containment System, which, if it would have been installed at the prison where Johnson worked, would have disabled the cell phone used to place the hit on him.


Adam Milstein and Family Commit to Uplifting Jewish Culture

Adam Milstein wears a number of professional hats. He is a philanthropist, leader in his community, and invests in real estate. He is currently the President of Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. The purpose of his work is to support Jewish culture and the State of Israel.

He is an Israeli native and served in Israel’s Yom Kippur War. He graduated in 1978 from Technion, and later migrated to the United States where he earned a master’s degree from USC. After graduation, he started his career investing in Southern California real estate. Now, along with a managing partner, he oversees the operations of Hager Pacific Properties. The company works the private and commercial real estate markets. His company owns and manages at least several million square feet of industrial and commercial real estate as well throughout America.

In addition to his real estate work, he co-founded the Israeli-American Council. Adam Milstein sits on the boards of several organizations. Several of these organizations include StandWithUs, the Jewish Funders Network, and Birthright Israel’s Los Angeles affiliation. As one can see, Milstein commits himself to uplifting Jewish culture.

His foundation supports a number of organizations that are pro-Israel. Additional support includes the Israel on Campus Coalition. Adam Milstein and his family Foundation invest a great deal of time and resources to make sure their support carries impact. This goes beyond just making contributions to the Foundation. They strive to make sure their audiences are continually engaged throughout a young age until adulthood. Every program offered is set up to follow a previous one.

Programs can also combine to amplify their impact. The Milstein family has made a positive impact on the lives of numerous people through their support. Adam Milstein and his wife call Encino, California home. They have three grandchildren and three children.

Barbara Stokes – CEO of Green Structure Homes

Barbara Stokes is CEO of Green Structure Homes Delivered. One of her crowing achievements, besides being an excellent business person, is providing leadership in the industry for construction that addresses disaster relief. Her educational background serves her CEO role well. She graduated in 2011 from Mercer University where she studied physics and biomedical engineering. She has an affinity for mathematics.

She also studied management, manufacturing, properties of materials and structures, and thermodynamics. One could say it is the perfect background for the type of manufactured homes her company designs. Her resume also includes time spent working at Boeing and Pisces Corporation. She also has a great deal of experience in procuring government contracts, and helping support FEMA’s mission. Follow Barbara Stokes on facebook.com.

Green Structured Homes manufactures state-of-the-art modular homes that include both wood and steel frames. Her constructed homes are also environmentally friendly and easy to construct on site. This reduces the environmental impact, and reduces the number of people needed on the construction site. The construction process also lowers the potential cost of each home. Each home can be built faster as well.

Her business also brings jobs to the local community. Much of the material used to construct the homes will be local. It includes steel that contains content that is 60 percent recyclable. Energy-efficient homes can help to greatly reduce utility bills. For some, depending where they live and their home’s construction, there may also be tax incentives for going green.

Barbara Stokes may also have tapped into a new market with her innovative and energy-efficient homes. It may also have placed her in a position to pursue government contracts more aggressively. Of course, the biggest benefit of her company is that her homes are easier on the environment. Companies that honor the environment will lead the way going forward.

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In September 2017, Stokes company was awarded a $28.5 million contract from FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security. The company builds state-of-the-art homes that support relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey. The contract is expected to be completed in March 2018.

In addition to being actively involved in her company’s day-to-day operations, Stokes chooses to volunteer her time in the Huntsville community. She is also a mother of three. Visit her Linkedin profile to know more.

Oncotarget Moves Forward in Media and Thyroid Cancer

Oncotarget’s original focus was to use oncology to eliminate or even prevent cancer from taking effects.

Oncotarget had begun in 2010 as a multidisciplinary journal with an initial focus with oncology, the science and the study of overall preventing diseases.

Although, Oncotarget’s methods were initially focused around fighting cancer cells as its primary focus, its methods have since been updated.

One updated method was that Oncotarget had focused around its core values around democratization. In other words, keeping the journal itself open and free to be used.

This demonstration of democratization from Oncotarget is shown through the implementation of Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Because of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, it enables researchers to actively share their research papers through the scientific community.

Because of this, more tests and experiments are able to finish more expediently.

Oncotarget was originally focused on the subject of oncology but as the journal began to grow and gain more influence and impact, it had also began to incorporate other adjacent topics such as chromosomes, autophagy, immunology, and other topics of interest.

With the outcome of the published papers being shared more easily, this has allowed for experiments to be conducted much more faster. Listen to Oncotarget podcast on Player.FM.

Progress on The Media Front for Oncotarget

While still growing and gaining influence as an active journal, Oncotarget had also been able to accomplish some of the goals that it had originally set forth before it in the media landscape.

An earlier stated objective that Oncotarget was looking to accomplish outright was increasing the weekly publication rate into a twice-weekly publication rate. This meant that readers of the publication would be receiving two issues both on Tuesday and on Friday.

The outcome would be a two-fold solution.

The first solution that resulted from is that readers are current to the knowledge that is happening in Oncotarget.

The second solution is that hiatuses and gaps are avoided. So, that’s a problem that readers would not have to worry about it.

The weekly-basis journal turning into a twice-weekly publication, Oncotarget had other goals in mind regarding podcasting.

The podcast’s purpose would have been to offer a more digestible for listeners to be able to hear about the breakthroughs from Oncotarget’s journal.

The length of the podcast’s episodes are less than ten minutes, generally, so the episodes are very easy and quick to listen to. This isn’t ignoring the fact that having a podcast makes the episode overall accessible. Learn more at researchgate.net

Listeners can listen to Oncotarget on Stitcher, Player. FM, Soundcloud, and iTunes.

Oncotarget’s Noteworthy Achievements

There are other accomplishments that Oncotarget have been a participant in.

Oncotarget has a impact factor score of 5.168, as evidence of the growing influence that the journal is having.

Another noteworthy accomplishment is that Oncotarget researchers have been able to identify proven new therapeutic strategies to treat thyroid cancer.

Oncotarget is still remaining indexed by most scientific databases such as Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, Embase, BIOSIS Previews, and Biological Abstracts.

Oncotarget’s accomplishments have been rather noteworthy.

Preventing Diseases with Democratization

This is helped by the fact Oncotarget upholding its democratization principle with the management of their journal.

Learn more: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/1558/