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2008
Document 022904
Topics in Community Corrections, Annual Issue 2008: Applying Evidence-Based Practices in Pretrial Services
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
Articles in this issue include:
  • “Foreword” by Ken Rose
  • “A Framework for Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Pretrial Services” by John Clark
  • “Advancing Evidence-Based Practices in the Pretrial Field” by Katie Green, Pat Smith, and Kristina Bryant
  • “Improving Pretrial Assessment and Supervision in Colorado” by Michael R. Jones and Sue Ferrere
  • “Pretrial Defendants: Are They Getting Too Much of a Good Thing?” by Barbara M. Hankey
  • “Charge Specialty and Revicti... Read More
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40 p.
2008
Document 022997
A Framework for Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Pretrial Services
By Clark, John. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
"This article presents a possible framework for developing research geared toward identifying evidence-based practices in pretrial services" (p. 4). Sections of this article are: limited pretrial research exists to support evidence-based practices; start with goals; use of the Pretrial Release Standards of the American Bar Association as objectives; tasks or objectives along with related issues that should be researched; and interpreting research findings to assimilate outcomes into practices.... Read More
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7 p.
2008
Document 022998
Advancing Evidence-Based Practices in the Pretrial Field
By Green, Katie; Smith, Pat; Bryant, Kristina. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
The use of evidence-based practices in Virginia's pretrial system is discussed. This article has these sections:
  • Background;
  • Making a difference;
  • And the three most applicable principles of effective interventions.
... Read More
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3 p.
2008
Document 022999
Improving Pretrial Assessment and Supervision in Colorado
By Jones, Michael R.; Ferrere, Sue. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
The Colorado Improving Supervised Pretrial Release (CISPR) Project, an innovative pretrial initiative, is described. This article contains these sections; introduction; aims of the CISPR Project; and CISPR phases -- develop statistically validated pretrial release risk assessment instrument, match risks and interventions, educate system stakeholders, prepare documentation, assist with local implementation, and solidify progress. Phase I should last through 2008 with following phases continuing ... Read More
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5 p.
2008
Document 023000
Pretrial Defendants: Are They Getting Too Much of a Good Thing?
By Hankey, Barbara M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
The use of the Step Forward program offered by the Oakland County Community Corrections Division (OCCCD) is explained. This article covers: programmatic approach -- intake assessments, case planning, services and interventions, case management, and sanctions and incentives; burning questions such as justifying the use of Step Forward by pretrial defendants and determining where to draw the line for pretrial failure; success rates compared; and next steps. Step Forward has a 93% success rate for... Read More
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5 p.
2008
Document 023001
Charge Speciality and Revictimization by Defendants Charged with Domestic Violence Offenses
By Kennedy, Spurgeon. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
Results from a study of the non-specialization of individuals charged with domestic violence (DV) and the relationship between DV and assaultive and criminal behaviors are reported. Sections of this article are: background; profile of domestic violence arrestees; risk factors and DV specialization; comparative failure rates; and conclusions. The most common rearrest charges for DV defendants are failure to appear (20.4%), contempt (7.1%), and simple assault (5.3%).... Read More
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10 p.
2008
Document 023002
Pretrial Rearrests Among Domestic Violence Defendants in New York City
By Peterson, Richard R.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
Pretrial rearrest among New York domestic violence (DV) defendants is examined. Sections contained in this article are: background; identifying DV and non-DV cases; offense patterns of DV and non-DV defendants; and conclusions. Since 9% of DV defendants are rearrested on a new DV offense, "victims may be at considerable risk of threats, intimidation, or retaliation during the pretrial period" (p. 38).... Read More
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6 p.
2007
Document period315
Managing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Inmates: Is Your Jail Ready?
By Leach, Donald L., II. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
The management of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex inmates (LGBTI) in a jail setting is addressed. Sections contained in this article are: a terminology lesson; the sexual being -- physiognomy, gender identity, and sexual orientation; and responses in the jail regarding medical care, data systems, security, housing, and clothing.... Read More
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6 p.
2007
Document period314
No Vacancies? Osceola County Finds Keys to Attract and Retain Officer Staff
By Dowd, Denis. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
Methods for recruiting and retaining qualified staff that have resulted in a turnover rate of 7% in the Osceola County Corrections Department are described. Strategies are organized according to the following areas: keys to recruitment; hiring success; retention; additional issues/questions; and final thoughts.... Read More
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6 p.
2007
Document period316
Evidence-Based Practice in Los Angeles County Corrections: A Top-5 List of Real-World Foes
By Center, Brian. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
The utilization of evidence-based practice in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Community Transition Unit (CTU) is explained. Sections comprising this article are: what evidence-based practice is; ranking the obstacles; obstacle #5 -- hierarchy of needs; obstacle #4 -- funding; obstacle #3 -- logistical and systemic hurdles; obstacle #2 -- bureaucracy; obstacle #1 -- capability; and where to start.... Read More
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6 p.
2007
Document 022676
LJN Exchange, Annual Issue 2007; Large Jail Network Exchange, Annual Issue 2007
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
This issue contains: “Foreword” By Richard Geaither; “An Interview with NIC Jails Division Chief Virginia Hutchinson” by Connie Clem; “Applying New Vulnerability Assessment Tools in Hennepin County” by Mike Wresh; “Controlling Inmate Population Size: A Case Study of 20 Years of Success” by Marilyn Chandler Ford; “The Criminal Registration Unit: Hillsborough County’s Answer to an Unfunded Mandate” by Jimmy Compton and David M. Parrish; “No Vacancies? Osceola County Finds Keys to Attract and Reta... Read More
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56 p.
2007
Document 022777
Topics in Community Corrections, Annual Issue 2007: Promising Strategies in Transition from Prison
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
Issue contents are: “Foreword” by Kermit Humphries; “An Overview of NIC’s Transition from Prison to the Community Initiative” by Peggy B. Burke; “Rising to the Challenge of Applying Evidence-Based Practices Across the Spectrum of a State Parole Board” by Sherry Tate and Catherine C. McVey; “Collaboration and Partnership in the Community: Advancing the Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative” by Le’Ann Duran; “Providing Tools for Risk Reduction Case Management in Parole and Community Corrections” by... Read More
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74 p.
2007
Document 022778
An Overview of NIC's Transition from Prison to the Community Initiative
By Burke, Peggy B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
The Transition from Prison to the Community (TPC) Initiative, launched by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is described. This article covers distinctive elements of the TPC Model and major implementation components.... Read More
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7 p.
2007
Document 022779
Rising to the Challenge of Applying Evidence-Based Practices Across the Spectrum of a State Parole System
By Tate, Sherry; McVey, Catherine C.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
The use of evidence-based practices to improve discretionary parole system is explained. This article is comprised of these sections: releasing the right offender at the right time; shifting to a case management model for reentry; designing a new technical parole violator (TPV) management program; development of statewide and local performance measures; and building a case for additional budget resources.... Read More
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8 p.
2007
Document 022780
Collaboration and Partnership in the Community: Advancing the Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative
By Duran, Le'Ann. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
"This article examines five key attributes of partnership and collaboration deemed essential as the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) developed the Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative (MPRI)" (p. 19). These elements are systems thinking, fostering unified commitment, organizing and structuring partnerships, catalyzing change, and mutual capacity building.... Read More
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9 p.
2007
Document 022781
Providing Tools for Risk Reduction Case Management in Parole and Community Corrections
By Pellant, Keven; Phelps, Margie. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
The Kansas Offender Risk Reduction & Reentry Plan (KOR3P) is described. Sections comprising this article are: the basics; the key of skill development; moving risk reduction into community corrections; and collaboration for progress.... Read More
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7 p.
2007
Document 022782
Improving Parole Outcomes with Performance Leadership and Data: Doing What Works
By Hunter, Danny; Braucht, George; Prevost, John. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
"This article describes the evolution of the Georgia Parole Board's business-oriented data and performance leadership model" (p. 35). Topics covered include: business is data driven, government should be, too; Georgia's data-driven TCPI (Transition From Prison to the Community Initiative) plan; computerized information systems -- essential data to support accountability measures; managing with the right data; effective reports -- easy to access, read, and understand the causal link; performance... Read More
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10 p.
2007
Document 022783
Working Together to Improve Reentry: Bridging Budgets and Programs, Public and Private, Prison and the Community
By Martin, Ginger. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
Some of the improvements made to Oregon's offender reentry transition process are highlighted. Partnerships include: the Oregon Trail Card (debit card); identification and driver's license; transitional housing; family planning; pro-social supports; and the Governor's Re-Entry Council.... Read More
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4 p.
2007
Document 022784
Ensuring Successful Offender Reentry: Umatilla/Morrow County "Reach-In" Services
By Royal, Mark. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
The use of reach-in to improve the transition process is explained. Reach-in "provides a simple method of contacting an offender prior to release from prison or jail custody for the purpose of coordinating services upon release" (p. 49). This article is comprised of these sections: Oregon's model for post-prison supervision; what reach-in is; the reach-in process; partnerships between counties and the Oregon Department of Corrections; and indicators of success -- recidivism dropped from 37.5% t... Read More
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7 p.
2007
Document 022785
Creating Better Transitions at Indiana's Plainfield Reentry Educational Facility
By Lloyd, Michael. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
This article highlights the "flagship" of Indiana's reentry initiatives -- the Plainfield Reentry Educational Facility (PREF). Sections cover: the focus is reducing recidivism; the PREF philosophy; PREF program elements -- education and vocational skills development; employment assistance, families and children reunification, financial services, and life skills; and coordination at release.... Read More
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4 p.
2007
Document 022786
Gender-Responsive Reentry in Rhode Island: A Long and Winding Road
By Derrick, Bree. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
Gender-responsive offender reentry efforts for female offenders in Rhode Island are discussed. Sections contained in this article are: introduction; reentry -- a statewide focus; women's issues past and present; consciously implementing a gender-responsive approach -- assessments, program examination and updates, and field services; and challenges in reentry.... Read More
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6 p.
2007
Document 022787
Missouri Makes Its Move Toward a New Reentry Philosophy
By Boehm, Julie. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
The use of the Transition from Prison to the Community (TPC) model to improve offender transition in Missouri is explained. This article contains the following sections: preparing for change; addressing barriers to success -- employment, substance abuse, mental health, education, veterans' assistance, families, and transportation; preparing for release -- Transitional Housing Unit (THU), Transition Accountability Plan (TAP), and Integrated Case Management Model; extending connections; and celeb... Read More
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8 p.
2006
Document 021242
Interstate Transfer of Prison Inmates in the United States
By Biasca, Debra; Clem, Constance. LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO) National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
Results are presented from an investigation into the manner in which prison inmates are transferred between correctional authorities and the reasons for these transfers. Report sections include: about this study; key study findings; interstate compacts addressing inmate transfers; authority for interstate transfer of prison inmates; administration of inmate transfers; incidence of interstate inmate transfer; why prison inmates are transferred; agencies' satisfaction with processes for interstat... Read More
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18 p.
2006
Document 021968
Direct Supervision Jails: 2006 Sourcebook
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
A directory of facilities that utilize the direct supervision concept of jail design and management is provided. Organized by state, entries provide the following information: facility name, address, description and status, year opened, contact person, facility capacity, direct supervision pods, direct supervision beds, largest direct supervision pod size, maximum inmates per officer, direct supervision dormitories, non-direct pods, disciplinary or high-security beds, and notes. An appendix pro... Read More
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204 p.
2006
Document 021140
Environmental Scan Update - 2005
National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
Changes and forces that may affect the programming of the National Institute of Corrections are analyzed and commented on. This update contains the following sections: international developments; social and demographic trends; public opinion and public policy; the economy and government spending; the workforce; technology; crime and justice trends; and corrections populations and trends.... Read More
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25 p.
2005
Document 021153
Fees Paid by Jail Inmates: Fee Categories, Revenues, and Management Perspectives in a Sample of U.S. Jails
By Krauth, Barbara; Stayton, Karin; Clem, Connie, ed.. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
Information regarding fees collected by U.S. jails for program participation and non-program services is presented. For each category of inmate fee, "a summary of the data on the extent to which responding agencies are collecting fees in the category, the number of agencies considering collecting fees in the category, and the total revenues reported by all respondents to this survey" is provided (p. 4). The most effective fee according to jail managers was the work release fee. The least effecti... Read More
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113 p.
2005
Document 020820
Residential Faith-Based Programs in State Corrections
LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
Results from a survey regarding residential faith-based programs in 51 U.S. prison systems are reported. Residential faith-based programs are being operated or developed in 41% (21) of the responding agencies. Program details and contact information are included (if provided).... Read More
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11 p.
2005
Document 020263
Correctional Statistics...In Your State
LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO) National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
(Updated in 2008) Access to statistics about corrections in the U.S., according to each state, can be found at this website. Statistics (per 100,000) for each state include: crime rates; corrections population; incarceration rate; community corrections--probationers and parolees; cost per inmate; and general information about the state's jails, prisons, and community corrections. Also provided are at-a-glance graphs that compare the state's ranking against other states and the U.S. total.... Read More
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1 p.
2004
Document 019689
LJN Exchange, Annual Issue 2004; Large Jail Network Exchange, Annual Issue 2004
By (Multiple). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, Colorado).
This issue includes: Foreword, by Richard Geaither, National Institute of Corrections Jails Division; You Can Do It: Putting an End to Pharmacy Cost Increases, by Mike Kalonick, Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, Detention Bureau; Accreditation for Adult Local Detention Facilities: Moving from Process Measures to Outcome Measures, by Bob Verdeyen, American Correctional Association; Got Training? Training as a Strategic Management Tool for Performance Enhancement, by Tom Reid, Na... Read More
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56 p.
2004
Document 020858
2003 Environmental Scan Update
National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
Changes and forces that may affect the programming of the National Institute of Corrections are analyzed and commented on. This environmental scan is comprised of the following sections: international developments; social and demographic trends; the economy; governmental spending; public attitudes and public policy; the workforce; technology; crime and justice tends; and corrections population and trends.... Read More
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15 p.
2004
Document 021386
Releasing Inmates from Prisons: Profiles of State Practices
By Linke, Larry; Ritchie, Peggy. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
"This report provides a profile of each state's corrections systems and the agencies and processes involved in planning for and releasing inmates from state prisons" (p. 2). Each profile includes information about the state's corrections system background, prison-based release planning, parole board planning, and inmate release process.... Read More
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371 p.
2003
Document 019101
Corrections Agency Collaborations with Public Health
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Information Center (Longmont, CO).
Reports on the prevalence and scope of collaboration agreements between state departments of correction and public health, plus agency perspectives on their effectiveness. This publication discusses: who provides inmate health care?; forms of corrections-public health collaboration; responsibility for delivery of inmate health care; collaborative services for specific inmate populations; accountability and control within collaborative health care efforts; agency observations on collaboration; ba... Read More
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20 p.
2003
Document 019259
Issues in Jail Operations, 2003: Perspectives from State Jail Inspection Agencies
By Clem, Connie; Sheanin, Dave. National Institution of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
"[A]reas in which jails tend to be deficient, suggesting the need for new or revised forms of NIC assistance" are identified (p.2). Issues examined include: age of facilities; accreditation; compliance with policy and procedure standards; adequacy of policy and procedure manuals; adequacy of staffing; staff turnover; compliance with staffing standards; compliance with staff training standards; exceeding capacity; coordinating councils; pretrial services programs; availability of specific pretria... Read More
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27 p.
2003
Document 019303
Authority of State-Level Jail Inspection Agencies to Close County/Local Jails
National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
Responses "to a question posed in November 2003 by the NIC Jails Division on that agency's private e-mail discussion list provided for chief state jail inspectors" are provided (p. 1). Seventeen of 23 responding agencies noted that jail inspectors do not have authority to close jails.... Read More
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3 p.
2003
Document 018898
Results of Data Analysis: NIC Needs Assessment on Correctional Management and Executive Leadership Development
By Clem, Connie. National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
Demographics, turnover, and leadership development for four levels of correctional management (e.g., executive leaders, senior leaders, managers, and supervisors) are analyzed. Sections comprising this report are: project background; key findings; the survey sample; overview -- analysis of data for all responses; analysis of data on executive level positions; analysis of data on senior leader positions; analysis of data on management level positions; analysis of data on supervisory positions; a... Read More
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47 p.
2002
Document 018209
Corrections Employment Eligibility for Ex-Offenders
By Biasca, Debra H.. LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
Practices of correctional agencies when hiring individuals with criminal histories are examined. This study contains sections about: authority to hire ex-offenders; convictions as a permanent bar to correctional employment; convictions as a temporary bar; other approaches to determining suitability for correctional employment; special issues, such as positions requiring offender contact, drug possession vs. sale convictions, juvenile criminal history, non-conviction factors, military record, mor... Read More
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10 p.
2002
Document 018602
Staffing Analysis for Women's Prisons and Special Prison Populations
By Harding, B.G.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
Results from an examination of "staffing analysis processes and staffing outcomes in prisons or units housing three inmate populations" are presented (p. 1). Sections of this report include: project method; key findings; themes in staffing and staffing analysis; methods and outcomes; staffing for mentally ill populations; staffing for medical needs populations; staffing for women's facilities; and conclusion. The same formal staffing analysis process used for the male general population is utili... Read More
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12 p.
2002
Document 018794
Inmate Sexual Assault: An Overview of Selected Print and Electronic Resources
By Linke, Larry. LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
An overview of research and information sources dealing with prison rape is presented. Created in response to increased interest generated by the "Prison Rape Reduction Act of 2002," this document provides a background to the Act and summaries of research on prison sex and assaults. Also included is a copy of the Act (Senate Bill 2619). ... Read More
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40 p.
2002
Document 018531
Environmental Scan: Reviewing Issues and Forces That Will Influence Strategic Planning of the National Institute of Corrections
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
An analysis of changes and forces that may affect NIC programming in the near future is presented. Seven sections comprise this scan: societal and demographic trends; economic and business developments; workforce issues; public opinion; crime and justice trends; technological developments; and health and mental health.... Read More
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35 p.
2001
Document 016724
Provision of Mental Health Care in Prisons
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
Results of a survey on correctional agency management of and provision of treatment to inmates with mental health care needs are presented. This report examines: the numbers of inmates needing mental health care; approaches to identifying and providing services to mentally ill populations; reported increases in mental illness among prison populations; management and treatment of mentally ill inmates; assistance for inmates with other mental health needs; counseling and treatment for specific inm... Read More
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9 p.
2001
Document 017178
Use of Risk Assessments for Parole Release Consideration
National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
Findings from a survey conducted for the NIC Community Corrections Division are presented in this table. States indicated whether or not they use risk assessment for parole release consideration.... Read More
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1 p.
2001
Document 017416
2001 Directory of Direct Supervision Jails
By Harding, B.G.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
A directory of facilities that utilize the direct supervision concept of jail design and management is provided. Organized by state, entries provide the following information: facility name, address, description and status, year opened, contact person, facility capacity, direct supervision pod size, maximum inmates per officer, non-direct pods, direct supervision dormitory pods, disciplinary or high-security beds, and notes.... Read More
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168 p.
2000
Document 015885
Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention: Current Practices in U.S. Jails
By Clem, Connie; Krauth, Barbara; Wenger, Paula. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
One of the more serious problems jail administrators face is the need to attract and retain high-quality correctional officers. This document provides information on successful staffing practices in a variety of jail types and sizes. Sections include: introduction; recruitment -- barriers to effective recruitment and approaches to recruiting effectively; screening and hiring; retention -- attrition factors and retention tools; and conclusion. Appendixes contain contact information and samples of... Read More
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111 p.
2000
Document 016112
Sexual Misconduct in Prisons: Law, Remedies, and Incidence
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
Changes since 1996 in state laws and agency policies and procedures regarding sexual misconduct are reported. Sexual misconduct is defined as "sexual behavior, contact, or relationships between correctional staff and inmates/offenders" (p. 1). Sections cover: an introduction; legislative actions; litigation; agency strategies for addressing staff sexual misconduct such as policies, training, investigation processes, and apprising inmates of sexual misconduct issues; incidence and outcomes of sex... Read More
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12 p.
2000
Document 016491
Perspectives from the Field on the Interstate Compact on Juveniles: Findings from a National Survey
By Linke, Larry; Krauth, Barbara. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
Established in 1955, the Interstate Compact on Juveniles (ICJ) was created in order to "manage the interstate movement of adjudicated youth, the return of non-adjudicated runaway youth, and the return of youth to states where they were charged with delinquent acts (p. 1)." General observations, Compact activity and administration, Compact performance, problem areas, and recommendations from the field are presented. An estimated 15,000 active cases were being managed by the ICJ at mid-year 1999, ... Read More
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47 p.
1999
Document 015249
State Organizational Structures for Delivering Adult Probation Services
By Krauth, Barbara; Linke, Larry. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
Updating information provided in a 1993 NIC publication, this is the third study of adult probation sponsored by NIC since 1983. Sections include: current state of probation in the United States; changes in state structures for delivering adult probation services since 1993; profile of the delivery structure in each state; and three appendices with selected information from earlier studies.Twenty-six states deliver probation services through an agency within the department of corrections. Twenty... Read More
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97 p.
1999
Document 015533
Annotated Bibliography of Women Offender Issues, 1996-1999
LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
This annotated bibliography is comprised of 148 items from 1996 to 1999 concerned with various women offender issues.... Read More
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30 p.
1999
Document 014891
Cross-Sex Pat Search Practices: Findings from NIC Telephone Research
LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO) National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO) National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
Findings of this telephone survey indicate that in prisons of six states (Connecticut, Kansas, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, and the Muncy facility in Pennsylvania) and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBP) cross-sex pat searches of women are performed routinely. Most of the 49 states (Alaska was not contacted) report that same sex or cross-sex pat searches of women are done only in an emergency. In many men's institutions, the practice is different. They report having a split policy in which... Read More
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3 p.
1999
Document 015687
MIS Systems in State Prisons - Special Issues in Corrections
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
A national baseline describing the status of state departments of corrections offender MIS systems, in particular, their use in classification, was established. MIS systems are used to make appropriate decisions about individual offenders by utilizing data on length of stay, custody and security levels, housing, and discipline. Another function of MIS systems is their ability to combine information on individuals in order to generate reports on trends, budgets, program evaluations, scheduling, a... Read More
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15 p.
1998
Document 014784
Current Issues in the Operation of Women's Prisons
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
Focusing on secure facilities housing only adult female offenders, this report provides information on the names and locations of such facilities, the number of women housed at each facility, staffing ratios and the gender breakdown of staff, the availability of specialized training for staff, and programs and policies specific to female inmates.... Read More
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17 p.
1998
Document 014785
Hospice and Palliative Care in Prisons
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
Twelve Departments of Correction are identified in this study as providing formal hospice care to terminally ill inmates. A growing number of inmates are dying in prisons, primarily due to the prevalence of HIV infection in prison populations and the imposition of longer prison sentences as a result of tougher sentencing laws. This report discusses those existing hospice programs and outlines the advantages of the hospice approach in the prison environment. ... Read More
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11 p.
1998
Document 014786
Environmental Scan: Factors Potentially Affecting the Management and Operation of Corrections Agencies
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
Findings from this scan are grouped into three main sections and range from case processing statistics to discussions of legislative activity to snapshots of correctional issues as they affect state and local agencies. Section 1. Corrections in society, includes such topics as crime rates and victims, media coverage, legislation, and criminal filings. Section 2. Corrections Agency Management and Operations, and Section 3. Special Issues in Corrections, cover topics as follows: legal issues, heal... Read More
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38 p.
1997
Document 013599
Fees Paid by Jail Inmates: Findings from the Nation's Largest Jails
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
This survey of large jails confirmed that the charging of inmate fees is prevalent and increasing. Inmates are most commonly charged fees for medical care and participation in work release programs. Other fees reported include per diem charges, services such as bonding, telephone use, and haircuts, and participation in programs such as weekend incarceration, electronic monitoring, or substance abuse treatment. The survey details data on fees imposed, revenues collected, and where the fees are cr... Read More
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22 p.
1997
Document 013722
Supermax Housing: A Survey of Current Practice
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
Results of a nationwide survey of supermax housing practice identify current and planned supermax housing, explore issues in inmate management in supermax, and examine programming provided to inmates in supermax housing. Difficulties in defining supermax housing are discussed, and availability of programs such as mental health care and law library access are summarized. Tables detail characteristics of supermax facilities by state, and a list of DOC contacts on supermax issues is also included. ... Read More
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13 p.
1997
Document 013964
Prison Medical Care: Special Needs Populations and Cost Control - Special Issues in Corrections
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
Departments of corrections nationwide were surveyed regarding care for populations with specialized medical care needs and also regarding means the departments are using to contain or reduce their overall costs for medical services. The section on specialized needs details state responses concerning medical care for elderly, terminally ill, and chronically ill inmates. Tables identify main facilities housing elderly inmates with special medical needs, responses available for elderly inmates with... Read More
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15 p.
1997
Document 014024
A Review of the Jail Function Within State Unified Corrections Systems
By Krauth, Barbara. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
A state unified system is one in which there is an integrated state-level prison and jail system. This document describes the provision of jail services in the six states that have such a system. The first part examines commonalities and differences in the ways the systems operate, and part two presents a profile of each state's corrections system and its jail function within the system. The six states are: Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Vermont.... Read More
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20 p.
1997
Document 014131
NIC Training Needs Assessment on Community Restorative Justice: Summary of Findings
LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
A variety of executive, judicial, and victims' services agencies were surveyed regarding their involvement in, and training needs for, community restorative justice. Survey results from 158 responses are summarized in the following categories: 1. Profiles of the response sample; 2. Current levels of agency involvement; 3. Priority of survey-identified training needs; 4. Respondent-identified training topics; 5. Critical needs; and 6. General comments.... Read More
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10 p.
1996
Document 012901
Privatization and Contracting in Corrections: Results of an NIC Survey
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
This fifty state survey explores the issues of contracting from the perspective of the department of corrections themselves. It summarizes current activity in contracting for facilities and services, both in terms of scope and related costs, and examines issues in contract management. Part 1 addresses facility privatization, and Part 2 covers contracting for correctional services. A listing of DOC contracting contacts is included as Appendix A. ... Read More
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24 p.
1996
Document 013227
Community Justice: Striving for Safe, Secure, and Just Communities
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Eight authors discuss changes occurring in criminal justice under the general theme of community justice. Topics discussed include restorative justice, acknowledging probation's multiple clients, the role of risk assessment, thinking differently about justice, community involvement, and neighborhood supervision. ... Read More
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45 p.
1996
Document 013508
Sexual Misconduct in Prisons: Law, Agency Response, and Prevention
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
Fifty-three departments of corrections responded to a survey regarding sexual misconduct by correctional staff, defined as sexual interactions between staff and inmates. Responses are summarized and tabulated in areas including: legislation; litigation; DOC policies; agency response to sexual misconduct; staff training; and prevention. ... Read More
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10 p.
1996
Document 013163
Update: Correctional Beds Not in Use Due to Lack of Funds; Update: State Prison Beds Not in Use Due to Lack of Funds
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
A survey of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and eight local jurisdictions, identified four jurisdictions in which correctional facility beds that are ready for occupancy are not yet in use due to a lack of funding. Three jurisdictions also reported previously operational bedspace that has been closed due to budgetary shortfalls. The report presents data on the specific facilities involved, their location, size, and security levels.... Read More
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2 p.
1995
Document 012096
Offenders Under Age 18 in State Adult Correctional Systems: A National Picture
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
This report presents an overview of how state department of corrections are responding to the challenge of dealing with juvenile inmates. This information is based on written surveys from forty-nine states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. In addition to states' definitions of "youthful offenders," the survey responses contain information on the minimum age at which juvenile offenders can be sentenced to adult correctional systems, inmate populations, housing policies, programs and ... Read More
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30 p.
1995
Document 012149
Use of Interactive Video for Court Proceedings: Legal Status and Use Nationwide
LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
This study examines the legal status of video proceedings for use as a linkage between the courts and arrestees/defendants in jails. Using a survey of all states, it also identifies jurisdictions that use video arraignments or are developing new systems for its use. The appendices contain a copy of the survey instrument and copies of legislation and court rulings relative to authority for use of interactive video technology.... Read More
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63 p.
1995
Document 012259
State Legislative Actions on Truth in Sentencing: A Review of Law and Legislation in the Context of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994
LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
This document provides state-by-state profiles of enacted truth-in-sentencing laws and pending truth-in-sentencing laws and pending truth-in-sentencing legislation. Also included is a list of each state's contact person and a table illustrating current laws and pending legislation.... Read More
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72 p.
1995
Document 012268
Survey of Mental Health Services in Large Jails and Jail Systems
LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
This report presents the results of a national survey of jail-based mental health staffing and services. The report summarizes the major findings of the survey and provides data for each responding jurisdiction. Data collected include: population size; number of admissions; length of stay; bedspace for inmates with mental health care needs; bedspace in mental health unit; length of stay in mental health unit; staffing for mental health care; fees; and mental health service providers. ... Read More
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12 p.
1995
Document 012657
Legislative Liaison: How Corrections Departments Work with Legislatures
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
This study summarizes the ways in which state departments of corrections work with their state legislatures, focusing on the role of "legislative liaisons." It includes the role of liaisons within the agency, communication with the DOC staff, coordination of DOC involvement with the legislature, and a list of DOC Legislative Liaisons.... Read More
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10 p.
1995
Document 012668
Status Report on Parole, 1995: Results of an NIC Survey
LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
This report presents the results of a survey of parole policies in fifty-two U.S. jurisdictions: the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and the federal government. It describes the survey methods, summarizes the findings, and then presents the state-by-state data collected from each paroling authority. The data describe each paroling authority's recent policy developments, structure, discretion for parole release, parole release decisionmaking, agency discretion, public access, victim role... Read More
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188 p.
1995
Document 012722
Podular Direct Supervision Jails: 1995 Directory
National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
This document was developed as a resource for those interested in the direct supervision concept of jail design and management. It will help readers locate direct supervision facilities that they may wish to study or contact, and provides basic information on the design, bedspace, and other aspects of the facilities listed. The three categories of jails covered are: podular direct supervision jails (both planned and operating), jails converted to direct supervision, and jails that have a combina... Read More
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123 p.
1994
Document 011369
Profiles of Correctional Substance Abuse Treatment Programs: Women and Violent Youthful Offenders
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
This document provides brief overviews of substance abuse treatment programs currently serving women and youthful violent offenders. Eleven programs for women are identified, including OPTIONS, WINGS, Forever Free, Marilyn Baker House, Booneville Treatment Center for Women, Dos Pasos Program, and New Image. The two programs described for youthful violent offenders are the Cook County Day Reporting Center and the substance abuse treatment program at the Lee Arrendale Correctional Institution. Pro... Read More
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98 p.
1994
Document 011388
NIC Survey of State Corrections Departments, February, [March, April and May] 1994: Funding for Prison Beds
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
These surveys of state corrections departments examine the planning, construction, and funding of prison beds throughout the United States. This material updates similar information reported in January 1992.... Read More
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12 p.
1994
Document 011675
Cost Containment Measures and Impacts in Six Departments of Correction
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
This report describes the cost containment measures taken in five state Department of Corrections and the Correctional Service of Canada. The six profiles cover the following aspects of cost containment initiatives: the impetus behind the cost containment effort; the selection and design of the cost containment measures; the methods used to evaluate the impact of those measures; and a description of each measure and its impact. States included in this review are Indiana, Nebraska, Oregon, Tennes... Read More
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32 p.
1992
Document 002659
Volunteerism in Corrections: Results of a 1992 Survey
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
To assess the state of corrections volunteerism in North America, a survey was disseminated among state corrections departments and various other agencies. Sections address volunteer utilization, personnel issues, labor issues, operations, liability issues, funding and statutory authority for volunteer programs, and degree of interest in NIC demonstration projects and training. Information is also presented from ten organizations that provide volunteers for correctional placements.... Read More
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66 p.
1992
Document 003334
Policies Regarding Searches of Visitors: A Survey
By Scholes, Patricia. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
Policies of six western prison facilities and one department of corrections regarding searches of visitors are briefly reported.... Read More
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2 p.
1991
Document 015435
Briefing Paper: Smoke-Free Jails
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
Indications point to a strong movement to the requirement of smoke-free jails. This can be seen in: the increasing number of jails instituting no-smoking policies; formal positions adopted by professional corrections associations; and recent legal decisions. No-smoking jails base their implementation upon the following reasons: health, safety and security, maintenance, insurance rates, and liability. Eight strategies for successful implementation and six advantages in addition to a more healthfu... Read More
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5 p.
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