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The process of building community support for a new jail is explained. Sections comprising this bulletin include: the challenge; raising the issue; increasing public awareness; going public with the problem; building a case or support; a picture is worth a thousand words; going public with the information; elements of a case for support; developing campaign strategies; potential stakeholders; case study -- when impact assessments go right and wrong; case study -- a multilevel strategy for a complex situation; case study -- a cautious approach to an unusual situation; case study -- preparing to meet the editorial board; tactics; case study -- using video to contrast the old and the new; case study -- outreach via public access television; case study -- promoting the project website; case study -- surveys as two-way information pipelines; putting it all together -- one community's experience; case study -- making the most of a community meeting; responding to public input; and conclusion.

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A facility development process plan is provided. Process phases are noted along the top of this flowchart: project recognition, needs assessment, go—no go, design, bidding, go—no go, construction, occupancy, and post occupancy. Elements occupying different places in the phases are listed on the side—tasks and then process tracks of non facility alternatives, transition, site, capital and operational funding, project delivery method, outcomes, professional services acquisition, and building support for the project.

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This bulletin "discusses how jurisdictions of all sizes can consider and address the gender-specific needs of female inmates during the facility planning process." Sections contained in this bulletin are: introduction; the female inmate population; the impact of jail size; target population; predesign issues; master planning; prearchitectural programming; consider a regional approach; design issues; and a last word -- this publication focuses on facility planning not program and service development.

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Anyone who needs to gather and analyze data concerning various jail-related issues will find this manual useful. This document provides guidance on how information can fuel policy decision making. Chapters comprising this guide are: introduction; good management requires good information; information that should be collected; preparing for the data collection; how to locate and capture information; how to put it all together; how to analyze information; how to interpret information; sharing information with others; and getting the most from your information system. Appendixes include: a glossary of statistical terms for non-statisticians; annotated bibliography; manual data collection procedures and sample forms; inmate profile data collection; incident data code book sample; transport data collection; tables for determining sample size; simple random sampling; calculating the standard deviation; calculating Chi Square; and manual data display.

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"[T]his resource document will assist agencies starting the process of planning for a successful transition to a new detention facility" (p. iii). Nine chapters comprise this manual: introduction; transitional management; construction; staff/human resources; document development; training and orientation; furniture, fixtures, equipment, and supplies; move logistics; and transition themes of managing change and community relations.

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