The Importance of Inmate Classification in Small Jails
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Aug. 27, 2012
ANNOTATION: “In this article we propose that classification is equally important for the small jail the tendency to casually neglect inmate classification in small jails is hazardous, and is based on a profound misunderstanding of the roles that inmate classification plays in all jails” (p. 1). This document is divided into two parts: inappropriate approaches to inmate classification adopted by small jails; and the need to implement objective classification in small jails for staff and inmate safety, public safety, protection against liability and protection of inmate’s rights, orderly processing, discipline and equity, consistency, fairness, and data for planning, resource allocation, and efficiency.