I need to revise our jail policy and procedure manual. Can you direct me to resources that will help me? I'd also like to see any jail policy manuals that are available.
Some jail-specific policy examples and resources are provided below. As always, there are no such things as ideal or perfect polices, so you can review examples but make sure the revision you build in to your manual reflect your needs, statutes, prevailing case law, and prevailing professional practices. The American Correctional Association (ACA) Standards for Adult Local Detention Facilities as well as their Core Jail Standards, make a good basis for jail policies.
Here are some NIC general resources for jail policy development:
On-line Jail Policies and Procedures:
The following jail policy and procedure manuals are available by contacting the NIC Information Center Help Desk or calling 800 877-1461.
Davidson County (TN) Jail Policies. Document ID: 023675
Larimer County (CO) Detention Center Policy and Procedures and Post Orders. Document ID: 023916
Louisville Metro (KY) Department of Corrections Policy Manual. Document ID: 025267
Olmsted County (MN) Adult Detention Policy and Procedure Manual. Document ID: 025896
Pima County (AZ) Adult Detention Center Policy and Procedures. Document ID: 024024
Bernalillo County (NM) Metro Detention Center. Document ID: 021128
Broomfield City/County (CO) Detention Center: Directives, Forms,Inmate Handbook, Post Orders. Document ID: 018320