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Direct Supervision as part of NIC's strategic inmate management under consideration in Maricopa County.

22 Jan 2020

The U.S. Department of Justice's National Institute of Corrections advocates for direct supervision as a key element of strategic inmate management.

"Direct supervision combines two key elements ‑ the physical design of a jail and an inmate management strategy ‑ to significantly reduce the problem inmate behavior commonly seen in jails. Direct supervision jails focus on actively managing inmate behavior to produce a jail that is safe and secure for inmates, staff, and visitors," the agency states at its website, nicic.gov.