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2014
Document 028190
Controversy, Litigation and Performance Problems Plague Private Probation Services
By Reutter, David M.; Friedmann, Alex.
This is a good overview of the problems inherent in private probation. Sections cover: the controversy—probation for profit; litigation against private probation companies; and performance problems reported.... Read More
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4 pages
2013
Document 027629
Annual Privatization Report 2013: Criminal Justice and Corrections
By Gilroy, Leonard; Kenny, Harris; Volokh, Alexander; Livingston, Andrew. Reason Foundation (Los Angeles, CA).
If you are looking for a great overview of privatization and public-private partnerships in criminal justice and corrections, then this is the place to start. “Now in its 26th year of publication, Reason Foundation's Annual Privatization Report is the world's longest running and most comprehensive report on privatization news, developments and trends” The Criminal Justice and Corrections section contains subsections covering: A. 2012 Corrections Privatization Overview; B. State and International... Read More
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41 pages
2013
Document 027782
Detention Equipment Contractors Report 2013
This report contains tables regarding: contact list of detention equipment contractors (DECs) divided by revenues; top 10 values of largest contracts awarded during the past year; top 10 DECS value of backlog; top 10 DECs with the greatest number of employees; value of current jobs under contract (top 10 DECs); and the largest annual revenue (top 10 DECs). Report narrative includes: “The Need to Protect Division 11” by Don Halloran; “A Focus on DECs” by Audrey Arthur—a DEC Roundtable with Don Bo... Read More
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7 pages
2013
Document 028053
Strategies for Procurement Innovation and Reform|Final Report
By IJIS Procurement Innovation Task Force. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). IJIS Institute. Procurement Innovation Task Force (Ashburn, VA).
“This document is intended to provide guidance to state, local, and Federal officials for use when assessing how to address the procurement problems that are ubiquitous across the nationwide procurement space … While this document may not ultimately provide recommendations that will solve specific procurement challenges, it will provide more high-level suggestions aimed at addressing procurement issues in general. While the procurement issues that buyers and sellers face are often anecdotally di... Read More
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70 pages
2013
Document 027246
Halfway from Prison to the Community: From Current Practice to Best Practice
Rutgers University. Center for Behavioral Health Services and Criminal Justice Research (New Brunswick, NJ).
“With the growing emphasis on reentry readiness, federal, state, and local correctional agencies have developed reentry strategies that rely to varying degrees on “halfway” residential facilities, called “residential reentry centers” (RRCs) … This report provides a framework and a set of guidelines for the structure, implementation, and evaluation of RRCs” (p. i). Sections of this report following an executive summary include: from current to best practice regarding halfway houses; residential r... Read More
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24 pages
2013
Document 027248
Promising Victim Related Practices in Probation and Parole Fact Sheet Series
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office for Victims of Crime (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY); Council of State Governments (New York, NY).
Access to eight fact sheets “on topics related to crime victims and victims’ needs throughout the community corrections process” is provided. Topics covered are: The Role of Community Corrections in Victim Services; Collaboration and Partnership for Victim Services in Community Corrections; Family Violence; Restitution and Other Legal Financial Obligations; Seeking Victim Input; Victim Information and Notification; Victim/Offender Programs; and Workplace Violence.... Read More
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2013
Document 027251
Criminal Records in the Digital Age: A Review of Current Practices and Recommendations for Reform in Texas
By Gaebler, Helen. University of Texas. School of Law. William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law (Austin, TX).
“It is time to broaden the reentry discussion and take a comprehensive look at how criminal records are accessed, disseminated, and utilized in this digital age and to find ways to make the criminal justice system more effective at providing meaningful opportunities for successful and lasting reintegration into our communities” (p. 2). This report explains how access to criminal records can damage efforts for successful reentry and provides suggestions on how to solve this challenge. Eight secti... Read More
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43 pages
2012
Document 027256
Integrating Tribal Cultural Practices into Tribal Juvenile Detention Centers and Reentry Plans
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) (Washington, DC). Tribal Juvenile Detention and Reentry Resource Center (TJDR) (Washington, DC).
“Traditional cultural ceremonies and practices are integral parts of life for youth, families and communities across Indian Country. Cultural practices and ceremonies teach values of respect, responsibility, health and wellness. These teachings can be especially important for youth who are incarcerated, and those who are preparing to reenter their communities after serving time in a juvenile detention center. Cultural ceremonies and practices, including sweat lodges, talking circles, and storyte... Read More
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5 pages
2012
Document 027245
Request for Proposal No. 2012-0313: Alabama Department of Corrections Therapeutic Education Facility
Alabama Dept. of Corrections. Office of the Commissioner (Montgomery, AL).
“In response to the current problem in Alabama prisons resulting from an ever increasing prison population, recidivism, and relapse, the ADOC announces this RFP [Request for Proposal] to all eligible and interested parties for the opportunity to submit a proposal, in accordance with the requirements herein … to establish a Therapeutic Education Facility in the State of Alabama to provide intensive, residential substance abuse and cognitive behavioral programming, as well as educational services ... Read More
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55 pages
2012
Document 027245
Request for Proposal No. 2012-0313: Alabama Department of Corrections Therapeutic Education Facility
Alabama Dept. of Corrections. Office of the Commissioner (Montgomery, AL).
“In response to the current problem in Alabama prisons resulting from an ever increasing prison population, recidivism, and relapse, the ADOC announces this RFP [Request for Proposal] to all eligible and interested parties for the opportunity to submit a proposal, in accordance with the requirements herein … to establish a Therapeutic Education Facility in the State of Alabama to provide intensive, residential substance abuse and cognitive behavioral programming, as well as educational services ... Read More
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55 pages
2011
Document 025937
Request for Proposals for Sumter County Misdemeanor Probation Services
Board of Sumter County Commissioners. Financial Services Department (Wildwood, FL).
"The goal of this RFP is to provide misdemeanor probation services to our customers, Monday-Friday and some Saturdays (as needed), while maintaining or improving current quantity and quality of customer services at no cost to Sumter County." This RFP is divided into five parts: intent and general information, evaluation and award, proposals submittal, proposals documents, and scope of services.... Read More
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35 pages
2011
Document 026822
Nationwide PLN Survey Examines Prison Phone Contracts, Kickbacks
By Dannenberg, John E..
The exceeding high rates for phone calls charged to prisoners and their families are examined. Sections comprising this report are: how phone rates are regulated; the prison phone bidding process; the history behind kickback commissions; the arbitrary nature of prison phone rates; whether all prison phone companies are the same; whether all states are the same; the case of Florida, a state in flux; what happens without kickbacks; prison phone rates on the federal level; legal challenges mostly u... Read More
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17 pages
2008
Document 022990
Large Jail Network Meeting, March 2-4, 2008, Aurora, Colorado
National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC).
Contents of these proceedings are: introduction; key themes; session highlights; opening remarks; open forum; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 287(g) Program; contract services; media relations; workforce development; Legal Issues in Jails--2008; LJN business; final meeting agenda; participant list; and index of past LJN meeting topics.... Read More
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84 p.
2008
Document 022876
Technical Resource Provider Handbook
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
A guide for correctional service providers who deliver technical assistance or training for the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is provided. Sections of this handbook include: purpose; background; scope of direct technical assistance; standards of professional conduct; eligibility to serve as a technical assistance provider (TRP); TRP selection; negotiation and authorization; travel arrangements; TRP reimbursement procedures; technical assistance report; agency evaluation of technical a... Read More
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23 p.
1997
Document 013682
Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, January 1997
National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
This meeting focused on two issues: privatization of correctional facilities and the Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1996. Ten presenters provide arguments for and against privatization. Political environment, contract terms, personnel, cost of operation, monitoring, and accountability are highlighted. The Prison Litigation Reform Act is explained and commented upon by two attorneys, Lynn Lund and William Collins. Appendices include the meeting agenda and list of participants.... Read More
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52 p.
1993
Document 003372
Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, July 11-13, 1993, Denver, Colorado
National Institute of Corrections Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
Two main topics were the focus of this meeting: the privatization of corrections and the special needs of women offenders in jails. Presentations on privatization addressed contracting out specific services as well as the issue of full-scale management of correctional facilities. The health care needs of women in jail were addressed by two physicians who direct jail health services. Another major session was devoted to the need for special programming for women in jail.... Read More
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63 p.
1987
Document 005473
How to Develop an RFP/BID Document for the Procurement of an Automated Jail Management System
By Donham, Wayne. National Institute of Corrections Jail Center (Boulder, CO). Hancock County Sheriff's Dept. (Ellsworth, ME); Maine Sheriffs' Association (Augusta, ME).
Generic specifications, to be adapted in formulating an RFP for a jail management information system, are presented in this RFP outline. Areas to consider in evaluating proposals are also discussed. Supplied title.... Read More
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1987
Document 002969
Contracting for Community Corrections Services
By Jensen, Cristy; Lieber, Harley; Scherman, Richard; Thiel, Karen Smith. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Topics discussed include: needs assessment, make or buy decision process, request for proposals, contract development, and contract management and evaluation.... Read More
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47 p.
1987
Document 005798
Correctional Contracting: A Guide to Successful Experiences
By Camp, Camille Graham; Camp, George M.; Osmond, Gordon. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Criminal Justice Institute (South Salem, NY).
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138 p.
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