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Document 027522
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
Western Tidewater Regional Jail (Suffolk, VA).
This policy intends “to develop a written institutional plan to coordinate actions taken in response to an incident of sexual abuse, among staff first responders, medical and mental health staff, investigators, and facility leadership” (p. 1). Procedures cover: general issues related to sexual abuse and sexual harassment; training and education; reporting; screening for risk; medical and mental care; investigations; discipline; and data collection and review.... Read More
29 pages
Document 027507
Policy Review and Development Guide: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Persons in Custodial Settings
By Smith, Brenda V.; Loomis, Melissa C.; Yarussi, Jaime M.; Marksamer, Jody. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Smith Consulting (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law. Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC).
“This guide includes information that will help adult correctional facilities and juvenile justice agencies to assess, develop, or improve policies and practices regarding LGBTI [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex] individuals in their custody. The guide is not meant to be a quick reference for writing policies appropriate for all agencies and/or facilities. It is intentionally vague on “how to” advice and “plug and play” policy guidance. Guides for writing policies exist in many ... Read More
79 pages
Document 010049
Briefing Paper: Regional Jails
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Boulder, CO); LIS, Inc. (Boulder, CO).
Based on a national jail survey, this briefing paper identifies 15 regional jails. Authors also describe seven organizational structures for regional jails and discuss issues related to the implementation of a multijurisdictional jail. Among the topics addressed are: implementation obstacles, effective planning strategies, and advantages of regional jails.... Read More
3 p.
Document 010484
Setting the Jail Research Agenda for the 1990s: Proceedings from a Special Meeting
By Mays, G. Larry, ed.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
The proceedings summarize a meeting in which eleven practitioners and twelve researchers came together to discuss jail research needs and priorities. Presentations address issues such as special populations, drug use in jails, the need for research on jail assaults, jail litigation trends, computer simulation applications, regional jails, and jail crowding.... Read More
88 p.
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