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Jails Division

The NIC Jails Division's services include training, networks, technical assistance, and information resources, such as documents and DVDs. These services are conducted under four initiatives.

Basics and Beyond: Suicide Prevention in Jails

Issues surrounding the prevention of inmate suicide in jails are addressed. Lessons learned from two case studies and two legal cases are covered.

Inmate Behavior Management: Defining and Conveying Expectations

This document explains “Element 4: Defining and Conveying Expectations for Behavior” of NIC's IBM comprehensive management system.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex, (L.G.B.T.I.) Training Program and Agency Policy

This collection is comprised of a training program and an agency policy regarding the treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex inmates.

Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) Forms and Publications

This website provides access to copies of training manuals for courses provided by the California Board of State and Community Standards.

New Jail Planning: Getting It Right

This video covers lessons learned by four communities that built new jail using the four major steps of the Facility Developmental Process model.

The Mentally Ill in Jail: Whose Problem Is It Anyway? [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]

This 3-hour program can help your organization prepare to work with persons suffering from mental illness in jails.

Jail Inspection Basics: An Introductory Self-Study Course for Jail Inspectors

This self-paced, self-instruction course explains the role and responsibilities of a jail inspector. 

Jail Inspection Basics: Supervisors Guide

This guide prepares supervisors for conversations with new inspectors taking the "Jail Inspection Basics" self-guided course.

Alleviating Jail Crowding: A Systemic Approach [Videoconference Held April 18, 2001]

This 3-hour videoconference aims to help jurisdictions develop effective strategies and techniques for managing jail population levels.


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