Inmate Behavior Management
May. 01, 2017 - May. 05, 2017--Students participate in the Inmate Behavior Management course in teams of three. The jail administrator, the security staff manager, and the manager of the inmate classification system all work together to develop a plan that meets the needs of their own facility.
The fundamental goal of every jail is to maintain a safe and secure environment for inmates, staff, and visitors. Negative inmate behavior, such as assault on staff and other inmates, destruction of property, attempted escape, and refusal to comply with facility rules is the most significant challenge to achieving this goal. NIC’s 32-hour program helps participants effectively address this challenge through implementation of a comprehensive inmate behavior management plan. Assessing the risks and needs each inmate presents (inmate classification)Assigning inmates to appropriate housingMeeting basic inmate needsDefining and conveying expectations for inmate behaviorActively supervising inmatesKeeping inmates productively occupied
The plan has six components:
After completing an NIC e-course on inmate classification, teams come together to review the components of an effective inmate behavior management plan and brainstorm areas where their own facility could improve. With a new set of strategies and targets for improvement, teams work together to devise a plan to fully integrate the six components of effective inmate behavior management into their own jail operations. At the end of the course, teams identify the support, training, and other resources they need to successfully implement the inmate behavior management plan.
Three person teams consisting of the jail administrator, the security staff manager, and the manager of the inmate classification system.
This program does not have a video.