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2014
Document 028158
Legal Resource Guide to the Federal Bureau of Prisons
U.S. Bureau of Prisons (BOP) (Washington, DC).
"This publication is intended to serve as a guide to relevant statutes, regulations, policy documents, and current case law concerning issues the BOP faces today. It provides a general overview of the BOP, its services, and its programs" (p. 1). Sections of this document include: introduction; pretrial issues; evaluation of offender mental capacity; sentencing issues—probation and conditions of probation, imprisonment, and judgment in a criminal case; post-conviction issues—designation to a faci... Read More
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57 pages
2014
Document 028229
States of Incarceration: The Global Context: World Incarceration Rates If Every U.S. State Were A Country
By Wagner, Peter; Sakala, Leah; Begley, Josh. Prison Policy Initiative (PPI) (Northampton, MA).
This is required reading for those people striving to reform the correctional system in the United States, criminology students, or anyone concerned with issues related to confinement. The focal point of this website is an excellent graphic illustrating how the incarceration rates for each individual U.S. state compare to those rates belonging to a wide range of nations (having total populations of at least 500,000 individuals). It definitively shows that the use of incarceration by individual ... Read More
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2013
Document 028223
Transgender and Other Gender Non-Conforming Employee Policy
U.S. Dept. of the Interior (DOI). Office of the Secretary (Washington, DC).
This is an excellent resource to use as a template for creating a policy within your agency regarding support for transgender and other gender non-conforming staff, and in particular the transitioning of transgender personnel. This policy "outlines the Department of the Interior (Department) policy regarding support for transgender and other gender non-conforming employees" (p. 1). Procedures explain: responsibilities of the various agency departments and staff; transition plan; restroom, locker... Read More
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10 pages
2013
Document 027584
Review of the Use of Segregation for ICE Detainees
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) (Washington, DC).
“This directive establishes policy and procedures for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) review of ICE detainees placed into segregated housing … Placement of detainees in segregated housing is a serious step that requires careful consideration of alternatives. Placement in segregation should occur only when necessary and in compliance with applicable detention standards. In particular, placement in administrative segregation due to a special vulnerability should be used only as a la... Read More
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13 pages
2013
Document 027337
TDMHSAS Best Practice Guidelines: Adolescents Who Have Engaged In Sexually Abusive Behavior
Tennessee Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS). Division of Planning, Research and Forensics (Nashville, TN); Tennessee Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS). Division of Clinical Leadership (Nashville, TN).
“The guidelines presented here are to assist in the evaluation and treatment of adolescents who have engaged in sexually abusive behavior. The goal of these guidelines is to improve the care of adolescents who have engaged in sexually abusive behavior, which in turn increases community safety and decreases the victimization of others. These guidelines are primarily intended for males who have engaged in sexually abusive behavior. Though some may apply to females there is insufficient research to... Read More
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22 pages
2013
Document 027615
Annotated Bibliography: Juvenile Justice Risk/Need Assessment & Juvenile Justice Websites
National Institute of Corrections Information Center (NICIC) (Aurora, CO).
Are you looking for a one-stop resource that explains issues surrounding the use of risk/needs assessments for juvenile offenders? Then this is for you. This annotated bibliography covers 37 items describing the assessment of justice-involved youth, 7 assessment tools, and 17 juvenile justice websites.... Read More
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17 pages
2012
Document 026364
Model Policy: Training for Youth Facility Staff: Ensuring Competence that Includes the Rights and Needs of LGBTQ Youth
MAC AIDS Fund (New York, NY); Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (New York, NY); Arcus Foundation (New York, NY); Elton John Foundation (New York, NY). Center for HIV Law and Policy (CHLP). Teen SENSE (New York, NY).
"This Model Policy, designed for use by agencies and jurisdictions that provide services for youth in state custody, outlines the basic requirements for ensuring staff competence, including on the rights and needs of LGBTQ youth."... Read More
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2012
Document 026740
Identification, Treatment and Correctional Management of Inmates Diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder (GID)
Massachusetts Dept. of Correction (Milford, MA).
“The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for the identification, treatment, and institutional management of inmates diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder (GID)” (p. 1). Procedures cover: responsibilities of the GID clinical supervision group; responsibilities of the GID Treatment Committee; identification and diagnosis of inmates with GID; treatment planning for inmates with GID; reporting; security review; and management and placement. A sample “Gender Identity (GID) Mental Heal... Read More
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18 pages
2012
Document 026701
A Quick Guide for LGBTI Policy Development for Youth Confinement Facilities
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
“This Quick Guide will help agencies and facilities develop a comprehensive response to working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) youth. It is not meant to provide an answer to every question or an in-depth discussion of all issues that agencies face or that the LGBTI population faces while in custody. It provides an overview of the important issues that agencies should consider when working to house and treat LGBTI youth in a way that is safe and consistent with an a... Read More
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24 pages
2010
Document 024653
Policies and Procedures of the Illinois Juvenile Justice System
By Bostwick, Lindsay. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC). Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (Chicago, IL); Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission (Springfield, IL).
This report provides an overview of the Illinois juvenile justice system including the processes related to an incident, police custody and arrest, pre-trial, trial or plea, sentencing hearing, discharge, and expungement. Several items are provided in the appendixes: map of Illinois judicial circuits; Juvenile Arrest Card; Detention Screening Instrument; map of Illinois juvenile justice facilities, county detention centers, and the like; flowchart of process after youth is found unfit to stand t... Read More
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35 p.
2010
Document 025144
Part 800 Transitional Housing Licensure for Sex Offenders on Parole, Probation, or Supervision: Section 800.40 Transitional Housing, Treatment, and Referral Criteria
Illinois General Assembly (Springfield, IL).
Requirements for getting a Transitional Housing license are provided.... Read More
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2 pages
2006
Document 021767
Policies Prohibiting Staff-Felon Relationships
By Smith, Brenda V.; Simonian, Nairi M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Case law concerning the relationships of correctional officers and inmates in prison or in the community is discussed. Sections of this memorandum include: background; brief answer -- it is permissible to limit staff inmate relationships; case law in the Ninth Circuit; Freedom of Association case law in other jurisdictions; exceptions to the majority view; and conclusion with seven tips for developing a policy prohibiting staff-offender relations.... Read More
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15 p.
2001
Document 027885
Policy Manual for Victim Service Programs in State Correctional Agencies
By English, Sharon; Seymour, Anne. Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) (Hagerstown, MD).
Draft policies were created based on an analysis of results from a survey sent to all state correctional administrators and the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Samples are provided for the following: Draft Policy on Office or Division of Victim Services; Draft Policy on Victim Advisory Councils; Draft Policy on Victim Restitution; Recommendations for a Policy on Victim Notification; Draft Policy on Protecting Victims from Intimidation, Harassment or Harm; Draft Policy on Victim Confid... Read More
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148 pages
2001
Document 017521
Correctional Health Care: Guidelines for the Management of an Adequate Delivery System
By Anno, B. Jaye. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Commission on Correctional Health Care (Chicago, IL); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
A comprehensive reference that provides guidance in the provision of health services to inmates is presented. This manual contains the following chapters: introduction; historical overview -- the movement to improve correctional health care; legal considerations in the delivery of health care services in prisons and jails; ethical considerations and the interface with custody; the organizational structure of correctional health services; staffing considerations; health care delivery system model... Read More
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570 pages
1999
Document 015362
Managing Infectious Diseases in Corrections [Videoconference Held July 8, 1999]
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Since the prevalence of infectious diseases is higher among incarcerated populations than in the general public, the content of this videoconference is of vital import for correctional professionals. The program covers: infectious diseases and their implications for corrections management; medical issues related to Hepatitis-B, Hepatitis-C, HIV, and tuberculosis; risk to staff; risk management approaches like education, protection, and post-exposure; how to evaluate an institution's infectious d... Read More

2 video DVDs (165 min.)
1992
Document 010043
Briefing Paper: Trends in Jail Privatization
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Boulder, CO); LIS, Inc. (Boulder, CO).
This briefing paper provides an overview of trends in jail privatization as evident in the following models: private management, development of a facility by the private sector, and private sector services provision. The author summarizes pro and con arguments, growth trends and the current extent of privatization in jails. Appendix A presents policy statements on corrections privatization from the American Jail Association, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, t... Read More
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24 p.
1985
Document 003197
Correctional Officer's Guide: Patuxent Institution, Jessup, Maryland
By Cheatwood, Derral. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Patuxent Institution (Jessup, MD).
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