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Document 022722
Jail Capacity Planning Guide: A Systems Approach
By Bennett, David M.; Lattin, Donna. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC).
“This guide helps readers better understand the variables applied in jail capacity forecasting, provides more detail about the development of the jail snapshot (a jail assessment) and case-processing study (an analysis of adjudication decisions and timelines), and offers a framework for assessing key population management strategies across the system” (p. viii). Seven chapters comprise this publication: getting started; system assessment—jail population management strategies; the jail snapshot; ... Read More
81 p.
Document 020747
Project Guide: Existing Facility Evaluations
By Fuller, Cheryl. National Institute of Corrections. Native American and Alaskan Technical Assistance Project (NAATAP) (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Justice Planners International (JPI) (Demarest, NJ).
The process of evaluating an existing facility is explained. This guide is comprised of the following sections: overview; when to evaluate an existing facility; who should participate in the evaluation; how to conduct a facility evaluation; Evaluation Checklist; and decisions that follow the evaluation.... Read More
26 p.
Document 011903
Genesis Facility - Post Occupancy Evaluation: Final Report
By Wener, Richard E.; Farbstein, Jay. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Jay Farbstein and Associates (San Luis Obispo, CA).
This report describes the results of a pilot test of Post Occupancy Evaluation research instruments used at the Genesis program facility of Orange County Corrections Division. The report discusses the study's goals, provides a site description, and explains the evaluation methods. Evaluation issues include: communication, security, privacy, crowding, appearance, health care, surveillance, staff facilities, morale, and maintenance. The appendices contain a copy of the inmate and staff surveys, s... Read More
42 p.
Document 011904
Post Occupancy Evaluation Procedure: Instruments and Instructions for Use
By Wener, Richard E.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Orange County Corrections Division (Orlando, FL).
This report describes the development and testing of several research instruments used for Post Occupancy Evaluations (POE) of jails. Included are five POE instruments with instructions on their use. Instruments provided are: administrator survey, inmate survey, staff survey, evaluation form-maintenance staff, and evaluation form-program/service staff.... Read More
47 p.
Document 013391
Focus Group Results from Three Focus Group Sessions Held at Three Different Academy Division Seminars
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
In 1994, three focus group sessions were held and all discussed the following open-ended question: What are some specific problems of women offenders and how does facility design facilitate or hinder the resolution of those problems? This document reports the results of these discussions, and lists the participants in the various sessions.... Read More
9 p.
Document 004956
Nature of New Small Jails: Report and Analysis
By Kimme, Dennis A.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Kimme Planning and Architecture (Champaign, IL); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
In 1985, a survey was conducted on 255 small jails (50 beds or less) that had been opened since 1974 throughout the United States, the purpose of the survey was to discover how well the jails were working in relationship to their design and construction.... Read More
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