U.S. Department of Justice


  • May. 01, 2017 - May. 05, 2017

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  • 11900 E. Cornell Ave. Aurora, CO 80014

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  • 17J2301

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.

The plan has six components:

  • Assessing the risks and needs each inmate presents (inmate classification)
  • Assigning inmates to appropriate housing
  • Meeting basic inmate needs
  • Defining and conveying expectations for inmate behavior
  • Actively supervising inmates
  • Keeping inmates productively occupied

  • 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.

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