National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington DC)
Jail Design and Operation and the Constitution: An Overview
The Constitution protects inmates in jails and prisons, and this paper discusses the continuing challenge of deciding what those protections mean i
Seven Steps To Plan a Better Jail
This document describes the seven steps of systems planning for jails: getting started; get facts and figures; consider the data; make decisions; t
Managing Long-Term Inmates: A Guide for the Correctional Administrator
This guide for correctional administrators explains the management of long-term inmates.
Liability Issues in Community Service Sanctions
New Approaches to Staff Safety
Key staff safety training issues for community corrections agencies are discussed. This manual addresses:
Chronic Care Clinics: Protocols and Clinic Procedures
Chronic care clinic procedures and protocols are provided for the following areas: cardiovascular, diabetes mellitus, gastrointestinal, hypertensio
Audits of Podular Direct-Supervision Jails
Three facilities varying in size and region were audited to measure the state of the art in podular direct-supervision jails, to test how well dire
Women in Jail: Classification Issues
The authors examine issues related to classification of female jail inmates by profiling the female inmate population and discussing problems assoc
Policy-Driven Responses to Probation and Parole Violations
The author describes the experiences of probation and parole agencies from across the country that worked with NIC on developing innovative approac
Cost Effective In-Service Training Alternatives for Small Jails
"This Training Resource Package recommends several cost-effective methods of providing in-service training for existing staff (p.3)." Sections of t
A Review of the Jail Function Within State Unified Corrections Systems
A state unified system is one in which there is an integrated state-level prison and jail system.
Objective Jail Classification Systems: A Guide for Jail Administrators
Objective jail classification (OJC) is a process of assessing every jail inmate's custody and program needs and is considered one of the most impor
Jail Design Guide: A Resource for Small and Medium-Sized Jails
Addresses architectural design as it relates to functional components of the jail, discusses overall design considerations, and reviews pre-design
Managing Conflict in the Workplace [Satellite/Internet Broadcast on April 7, 1999]
Among the more difficult challenges existing within personnel management is conflict resolution.
Effective Supervision of Adult Sex Offenders in the Community [Videoconference held February 9, 2000]
The goal of this videoconference is to enhance the ability of probation and parole agency staff (line officers, supervisors, and policymakers/admin
National Institute of Corrections Prison Classification Peer Training and Strategy Session: What's Happening with Prison Classification Systems? September 6-7, 2000 Proceedings
Proceedings from this two-day national forum on classification and information system related problems are provided.
Investigating Allegations of Staff Sexual Misconduct with Inmates [Lesson Plans]
A curriculum to address the needs of those who investigate allegations of staff sexual misconduct is presented.
Group Facilitation Skills for Trainers
This 16-hour course explores the skills needed in leading group participants to achieve specific learning goals.
Facilitation Skills for Managers: Training Curriculum Package
This 16-hour course is designed for managers who run meetings and/or lead task groups. This curriculum is divided into seven modules:
Classification of Women Offenders: A National Assessment of Current Practices
Findings from a telephone assessment of state and federal practices for classifying women offenders are presented.
Guidelines for Developing a Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee
This guide is currently being to revised through a cooperative with National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA).
Internal Prison Classification Systems: Case Studies in Their Development and Implementation
The development, implementation, impact assessment, and refinement of objective internal classification systems are examined.
Revalidating External Prison Classification Systems: The Experience of Ten States and Model for Classification Reform
Work undertaken by the participating states is described, an outline of the fundamental tasks required for a revalidation effort is provided, and e
Classification of Women Offenders: A National Assessment of Current Practices and the Experiences of Three States
The development of improved strategies for classifying female offenders is addressed. Sections of this report include:
Correctional Health Care: Guidelines for the Management of an Adequate Delivery System
A comprehensive reference that provides guidance in the provision of health services to inmates is presented.
Budget Guide for Jail Administrators - Part 1: Developing the Budget
Designed for jail administrators, this guide discusses the elements of an effective process for budgeting both capital and operational jail expense
Budget Guide for Jail Administrators - Part 3: Beyond Budget Allocation - Sources of Funding and Services
Designed for jail administrators, this guide describes strategies for identifying, securing, and coordinating jai resources from multiple sources,
Budget Guide for Jail Administrators - Part 2: Managing the Budget
Designed for jail administrators, this guide provides an overview of jail budget management, along with relevant responsibilities and strategies.
Staff Sexual Misconduct with Inmates: Policy Development Guide for Sheriffs and Jail Administrators
Tools to assess an organization and implement strategies to prevent staff sexual misconduct in a jail setting are provided.
Gender-Responsive Strategies: Research, Practice, and Guiding Principles for Women Offenders
Guidance for those individuals "seeking to more effectively respond to the behavior and circumstances of the female offender" is offered (p. iv).
Designing Learner Centered Instruction
A seven-step process for developing and designing a training program according to the ITIP (instructional theory into practice) format is described
Effective Prison Mental Health Services: Guidelines to Expand and Improve Treatment
"[H]istorical , legal, and ethical issues relevant to dealing with mental illness in the field of corrections" are discussed (p. iii).
Developing and Revising Detention Facility Policies and Procedures
A "basic, updated guide to assist local detention administrators in developing and revising their policy and procedure manuals" is presented (p.
Beyond the Myths: The Jail in Your Community
This resource provides a foundation for the efforts of sheriffs and jail administrators to provide the public information about jails generally, th
Correctional Health Care: Addressing the Needs of Elderly, Chronically Ill, and Terminally Ill Inmates
An exploratory report regarding the management of aging and infirm inmates is presented. Six chapters follow an executive summary:
Developing Gender-Specific Classification Systems for Women Offenders
A report which highlights the results of two cooperative agreements from the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) addressing the critical need f
Prisoner Intake Systems: Assessing Needs and Classifying Prisoners
Tasks, assessments, and technology used in prisoner intake systems are examined.
Issues in Jail Operations, 2003: Perspectives from State Jail Inspection Agencies
"[A]reas in which jails tend to be deficient, suggesting the need for new or revised forms of NIC assistance" are identified (p.2).
Implementing Effective Correctional Management of Offenders in the Community: An Integrated Model
An introduction to an integrated model for the implementation of evidence-based principles in community corrections is provided.
Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in Community Corrections: The Principles of Effective Intervention
Principles of effective evidence-based intervention are presented.
Implementing Evidence-Based Principles in Community Corrections: Collaboration for Systemic Change in the Criminal Justice System
The use of collaboration to implement an integrated system reform model is explained.
Implementing Evidence-Based Principles in Community Corrections: Leading Organizational Change and Development
Organizational development (OD) concepts and strategies that foster organizational change and reform are described.
Classification of High-Risk and Special Management Prisoners: A National Assessment of Current Practices
Results from a survey "designed to obtain information on the procedures used to classify high-risk inmates, particularly those in protective custod
LJN Exchange, Annual Issue 2004; Large Jail Network Exchange, Annual Issue 2004
This issue includes: Foreword, by Richard Geaither, National Institute of Corrections Jails Division; You Can Do It: Putting an End to Pharmacy Cos
Resource Manual for Transition to a New Jail
"[T]his resource document will assist agencies starting the process of planning for a successful transition to a new detention facility" (p. iii).
A Guide to Preparing for and Responding to Prison Emergencies: Self-Audit Checklists, National Survey Results, Resource Materials, [and] Case Studies
Information regarding prison emergency preparedness is presented.
A Summary of Research, Practice, and Guiding Principles for Women Offenders. The Gender-Responsive Strategies Project: Approach and Findings
Reviews information on gender-specific policies, programs, and services in corrections.
Supervision of Women Defendants and Offenders in the Community
The use of gender-responsive strategies with women involved in the community corrections system is explained.
Project Guide: Objective Classification Analysis
The use of an objective classification system (OCS) is described.
Project Guide: Tribal Justice System Assessment
"[D]irection to tribal jurisdictions interested in conducting a justice system assessment for the purposes of addressing systemic issues raised in