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Document 031410
Drones and Corrections
corrections.com (San Francisco, CA).
This website is a great resource for recent news about the use of drones to get contraband into prisons and jails by dropping it into exercise yards and other exterior areas. Proposed and current legislation regarding drones is covered, as is use of drones by correctional agencies.... Read More

Document 030145
Time Difference of Arrival System for Cell Phone Localization in Correctional Facilities|Final Report
By van Doorn, Eric; Bhat, Arvind; Lonske, Benjamin; Guo, Zhitong; Hovareshti, Pedram; Gaddam, Siddarth. National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (Washington, DC). Intelligent Automation Incorporated (Rockville, MD).
"Cell phones, smuggled in by guards or family members and activated with hard-to-trace prepaid calling plans, are a lifeline for criminals and gang members to order hits, buy drugs and plan escape attempts from behind bars. Correction officials have identified the problem of cell phones in prisons as one of the toughest issues they face. The purpose of this project is to design, implement and test an effective system for the detection and localization of cellular phones in correctional facilitie... Read More

72 pages
Document 030152
Criminal Justice Decision Making Laboratory Job Aids
Carleton University. Criminal Justice Decision Making Laboratory (Ottawa, Ontario).
Access is provided to a great selection of case planning resources for corrections, probation, and parole staff. These job aids "are organized into specific areas: Case planning and case management--Descriptions of creating a behaviour or offense chain; An example decision grid to examine costs and benefits of crime versus prosocial behaviour. Risk assessment--An overview and summary of static and dynamic risk factors in order to understand risk assessment for different offender outcomes. Offend... Read More

Document 029570
Cell Phone Forensics in a Correctional Setting: Guidebook
National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (Washington, DC). National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC). Corrections Technology Center of Excellence (Denver, CO).
"This guidebook provides correctional administrators with a brief, yet comprehensive and informative, view of cell phone forensic technologies. It reviews the evolving role of cell phone forensics in correctional institutions and presents issues to consider when acquiring and implementing these technologies. It also addresses the opportunities and challenges involved in selecting technologies and implementing them in correctional settings" (p. 8). Six chapters follow an executive summary: statem... Read More
38 pages
Document 024667
Cell Phones as Prison Contraband
By Burke, Tod W.; Owen, Stephen S.. Federal Bureau of Investigation (Washington, DC).
The authors “focused particularly on the methods of concealment, as well as preventive strategies, including detection and proposed legislation, to minimize the harm of cell phone use by inmates” (p.1). The following sections are contained in this article: possession by prisoners; seriousness of the problem; concealment by inmates; detection by authorities; jamming and legal considerations; additional concerns; recommendations; and conclusion.... Read More
5 p.
Document 014382
Volunteer Orientation for Frequent and Regular Volunteers: Trainer's Guide
By Jacobsen, Vic. National Institute of Corrections Academy. Western Regional Field Coordinators (N.P.).
Designed to provide volunteers with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful within the institution, this training curriculum covers various topics, including the volunteer code of conduct, contraband and security, Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts, personal safety, and facility tour and job orientation. The training runs for approximately eight hours. The curriculum package consists of lesson plans accompanied by some text of overhead transparencies.... Read More
60 p.
Document 009275
Intervening with Substance-Abusing Offenders: A Framework for Action
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). National Task Force on Correctional Substance Abuse Strategies (N.P.); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Effective, documented strategies for controlling contraband in institutions, monitoring substance abuse behavior, and therapeutic or educational intervention do exist. This document discusses six major goals for substance abuse programming. They include: assessment, programming, linkages, human resources, environment, and accountability. Strategy briefs are provided for various programs that have been implemented to deal with substance abuse among criminal offenders. These programs include: Co... Read More
159 p.
Document 009274
Intervening with Substance-Abusing Offenders: A Framework for Action: Executive Summary
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). National Task Force on Correctional Substance Abuse Strategies (N.P.); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
A brief discussion is provided of the six major goals suggested by the National Task Force on Correctional Substance Abuse Strategies for substance abuse programming.... Read More
30 p.
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