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Managing Restrictive Housing Populations in Jails

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This four-day program explores the following:

A brief history of Restrictive Housing, issues related to the use of Restrictive Housing, constitutional amendments and court decisions related to Restrictive Housing, management strategies for Restrictive Housing focusing on addressing behavior and successful reintegration into general population, organizational culture and climate, staffing, and functional analysis/behavior management plans. Most importantly, the program offers participants an opportunity to increase their knowledge around Restrictive Housing and share best and promising practices with peers. Participants will complete this program with an understanding of the intent of the DOJ Guiding Principles and the application of these principles within prison settings. 

To maximize the learning opportunities from this program, participants will be asked to complete several readings, watch select videos, and prepare two separate documents prior to the training. There are multiple group activities integrated throughout the program that serve as opportunities for the participants to demonstrate an understanding of the material, engage with counterparts from other prisons, and facilitate the peer learning process.

Participants should come prepared for a productive and motivating event as they work with their colleagues and counterparts to move their agency forward in the management of restrictive housing populations.

Teams of three (3) from each agency consisting of one from each of the following position lines (Each individual needs to submit an application):

  1. Facility Administrator
  2. Operations Chief/Restrictive Housing Supervisor
  3. Agency Mental Health Director or Supervisor

The team should have oversight and decision-making authority or influence to effect change in their agencies. As part of the selection process for the program, each applicant may be asked to describe their current function within the organization and validate or substantiate their decision-making authority within their agency.

NOTE:  If you would like to send a team, but do not have the personnel available that fit the positions as listed or there are questions about team composition, please contact:

Glenn Watson, Correctional Program Specialist
Jails Division
National Institute of Corrections

NIC Contact for this Program
Job Title / Position
Correctional Program Specialist
Jails Division
Agency / Business / Organization
National Institute of Corrections
Program Schedule

August 5-8, 2024

Program's Physical Location

NIC Training Academy
11900 E Cornell Ave
Aurora, CO 80014
United States