LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - Friday marked the end of a two-week course completed by a number of law enforcement personnel charged with keeping local jails safe.
Correctional officers from different agencies were back in the classroom, reviewing all it takes to properly maintain order with the inmates they work with everyday.
"It is our responsibility to make sure [the inmates] are safe in every aspect, with everything they do, along with the officers involved," said Haden Parham with Limestone County Corrections.
The course covered everything from extreme situations to basic first aid. The key lesson is to go home safe everyday. Officers appreciate how important these lessons are with the riot and lockdown happening in the South Alabama facilities over the last two weeks.
The recent events in Alabama prisons remind everyone that the potential for danger is always there. The course aims to help officers prevent whatever may arise, including a refresher course in the use of force, pepper spray and tasers.
"We've had incidents at our jail, at every jail, if you talk to someone whose been there long enough, you've had some security incidents" said Limestone County Sheriff's Office spokesman, Stephen Young.
Corrections officers from Limestone, Cullman, and Lauderdale counties attended the class.