appalachian mens boot camp

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Sarge

Catawba, VA

#1 Sep 19, 2009
I heard there is a mens boot camp in Honaker Virginia. Have any of you local people heard of it? What have you heard and would it be a good place to work? Thank you
MIA

United States

#2 Sep 23, 2009
Sarge wrote:
I heard there is a mens boot camp in Honaker Virginia. Have any of you local people heard of it? What have you heard and would it be a good place to work? Thank you
I have several friends that work there they love it
Sarge

Catawba, VA

#3 Sep 27, 2009
Thanks for the reply. Sarge
just responding

Nashville, TN

#4 Apr 1, 2010
I know most of them that work there & they are good people,but there was one (not giving a name)that used to work there & he talked str8 shit to the incarcerated man.I said to him one day,you are one of the smallest people that work there,but you are pure smart ass to the detainees.I asked him why he done it.He had an attitude & said they can't touch me.About a couple years later,a boy that went through the boot camp & got out.Waited outside the gates on him to get off work & almost literally killed him.He beat him very badly,but besides him the other officers show respect & they get respect.The officer I was talking about quit working there.
DI at ADC

Lebanon, VA

#5 Apr 1, 2010
The Appalachian Detention Center is a para military intensive drug and alcohol treatment program. The officers ensure that the detainees adhere to the change process that will enable them have a new begining. The program itself cannot make the change as the detainee has to be able to see the value of being a law biding productive citizen. 70% of the graduates stay out of prison and that makes it worth while to the Va taxpayer. There has never been an asault on any staff member and the Drill Instructors are very professional with an eye for the end result. If you could see the detainees when they arrive and see them again the day they graduate you would be a believer! This is the one positive thing the state of Va has ever done for it's citizens that have lost their way. Community service is also a big part of the program and you should ask the Russell, Tazewell, Buchanan, Dickenson and Washington Counties school and public recreation parks represenatives. There are great fulfilling careers to anyone lucky enough to get a job there.
Ex Detainee M Carter

Durham, NC

#6 Apr 24, 2010
I was going down the wrong road in my life and thank god the judge let me go there.....They took me and made me believe in myself and others and that was something that no one was ever able to do.
I am a strong supporter of that program and hope that it is always there to guide a lost individual where he needs to go. I do believe you would find that it is a very rewarding job.
M.Carter
Hans Mathibe

Mannheim, Germany

#7 Feb 19, 2011
this program changed me im proud to say i actually accomplished something in my life !
Sabrina Wilhelm

Covington, VA

#8 Oct 12, 2011
I currently have a son there and I hope this is goin to be an eye opener for him. Those men that have been there and changed their life I'm very proud of you even though I don't know you.I have not talk to my son sence he left, but he does call his call friend. I know I can't change my son that he has to want to change. He was headed down the wrong path drugs, alcohol, breaking in to places. His so called friends didn't want to take responsiblity for thier actions.I pray that he has learned from this and that he becomes the man I know he can be. For those who read this please pray for my son that he will do what is right from this moment forward.
BullSht

Roanoke, VA

#9 Oct 30, 2011
just responding wrote:
I know most of them that work there & they are good people,but there was one (not giving a name)that used to work there & he talked str8 shit to the incarcerated man.I said to him one day,you are one of the smallest people that work there,but you are pure smart ass to the detainees.I asked him why he done it.He had an attitude & said they can't touch me.About a couple years later,a boy that went through the boot camp & got out.Waited outside the gates on him to get off work & almost literally killed him.He beat him very badly,but besides him the other officers show respect & they get respect.The officer I was talking about quit working there.
Pure bull. Nothing like that has happen like that in 20 years.
sad

Richlands, VA

#10 Feb 13, 2012
my nephew just got there,,,can anyone tell me how the rules are about calling etc?? i called to ask but they werent very friendly and only said it would be a few days....thank you
yeah

Cedar Bluff, VA

#11 Feb 13, 2012
I would call back and demand an answer, and I wouldnt hang up until I got a clear answer or I would call 50 times in a row until I got the right answer, PERIOD

these people work for YOU, you pay their salary

doesnt matter if a family memeber is "locked up" or not ,

I would do a FOIA "freedom of information act" request on time for calling etc and demand it be in writting.
MMB

Grundy, VA

#12 Mar 21, 2012
sad wrote:
my nephew just got there,,,can anyone tell me how the rules are about calling etc?? i called to ask but they werent very friendly and only said it would be a few days....thank you
I know someone who was just transferred there and I was wondering the same thing too :(
DBJ

Staten Island, NY

#13 Aug 13, 2012
My husband was just sent there & almost a week later I received a letter from him & a packet of information regarding calls, mail & visitation. It might take a few days but you will receive the info.
MMB wrote:
<quoted text>
I know someone who was just transferred there and I was wondering the same thing too :(
DBJ

Staten Island, NY

#14 Aug 13, 2012
MMB wrote:
<quoted text>
I know someone who was just transferred there and I was wondering the same thing too :(
My husband was just sent there & almost a week later I received a letter from him & a packet of information regarding calls, mail & visitation. It might take a few days but you will receive the info.
Big Cal Huna

Lebanon, VA

#15 Aug 14, 2012
yeah wrote:
I would call back and demand an answer, and I wouldnt hang up until I got a clear answer or I would call 50 times in a row until I got the right answer, PERIOD
these people work for YOU, you pay their salary
doesnt matter if a family memeber is "locked up" or not ,
I would do a FOIA "freedom of information act" request on time for calling etc and demand it be in writting.
All offenders that volunteer to participate in the program at Appalachian Detention Center should receive an information packet from their probation officer when they are given their options in court. Should for some reason the offender lose this information is given to them again upon etry into the program and a stamped envelope to mail the information to their failies. Many family members call before the offender gets there and staff is always curtious and helpful. Because of HIPPA laws specific information cannot be given out over the phone. You may not realize that staff is trying to explain that these offenders are adults and have to have their privacy respected as such.Staff cannot violate federal laws rguarding specific information about an offender and that can sem frustrating when you have a genuine concern for your family member. They are not allowed to have phone calls or visits for the firs two weeks and you should receive the information in the mail long before that time. It would e great if family could see the progress these offenders make on a daily basis and how challengingnd rewarding the program isThis is the best investment the state of Virginia can make for someone that would otherwise be incarcerated with violent offenders and all they learn is how to survive. At ADC they learn how every action without proper thought and contemplation can impact their and their families life. So don't become frusterated because staff cannot tell you what you want to hear, but look forward to the positive influence staff will make upon him!
nancy

Roanoke, VA

#16 Feb 28, 2013
MMB wrote:
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I know someone who was just transferred there and I was wondering the same thing too :(
my son has been there for almost 10 weeks and it has been the best thing to happen to him! You can search on-line and it will give you some answers. But, they can't call anyone for the first couple of weeks. Then they can call pre-paid numbers weekly. They can have visitors every two weeks and there is a rotation schedule depending on the detainees name. They should send you a schedule. It was very informative...how to get there, what to wear, what to bring and not bring, etc. Wishing you the best!!
Ex resident

United States

#17 Apr 12, 2013
sad wrote:
my nephew just got there,,,can anyone tell me how the rules are about calling etc?? i called to ask but they werent very friendly and only said it would be a few days....thank you
It 2007 it was 2 weeks from arrival before te first call, then one call a week, usually fri or sat jights around 7, depending in his behavior. Bad behavior= no phone calls. They get phone price ledges by name, so it could be between 7-9 for example. Ask them for info on how to mail him something there, n
Former Detainee

Richmond, VA

#18 Jun 22, 2013
I graduated from the program a little over three years ago. I also attended the diversion center. Luckily, I haven't re-offended or violated probation since. I have to say, it was one of the harderst things I've done in my life. I have to say, I think the program works, but the results are short lived. Granted, they offer classes and such for the men when they are released. I'm not sure how it is ran now, but when I was there, a couple of the DIs were unbelievably cruel to the detainees. But, on the other hand, there were some that made life there bearable. It's all what one makes of it.
george

United States

#19 Jun 22, 2013
Where is this place located?
dusty

Richlands, VA

#20 Jun 22, 2013
i went there in 2003...its a good program for younger ppl........but kinda rough on the older ones.lots of standing...but there were a lot of older ppl made it thur it when i was there...but the older guys didnt take it as serious as the younger guys......

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