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Flow Charts of Jail Procedures: Health Intake, Assessment, and Routine Care Procedures in County Jails

This paper explains the difference between jails and prisons and then proceeds to describe various health care procedures that occur within a jail setting.

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

This policy intends “to develop a written institutional plan to coordinate actions taken in response to an incident of sexual abuse, among staff first responders, medical and mental health staff, investigators, and facility leadership."

Reentry Council Snapshots and Additional Resources

This website provides Snapshots that discuss issues central to offender reentry, such as employment, housing, females, veterans, and juveniles.

Running an Intelligent Jail: A Guide to the Development and Use of a Jail Information System

This guide covers the implementation of a jail management information system (MIS) that meets specific needs, cost-effective, and is easier to use.

No Vacancies? Osceola County Finds Keys to Attract and Retain Officer Staff

This article describes methods for recruiting and retaining qualified staff that have resulted in a turnover rate of seven percent.

Evidence-Based Practice in Los Angeles County Corrections: A Top-5 List of Real-World Foes

This article explains the utilization of evidence-based practice in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's CTU.

The Role of Corrections Professionals in Preventing Suicide

This report discusses the role correctional officers must play in dealing with inmate suicides, especially those officers in jails.

Memorandum of Agreement Regarding the Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County

This MOM addresses the practices of the JCMSC in its administration of juvenile justice and conditions of confinement for detained youth.

National Institute of Corrections: Serving Jails for More Than 30 Years

<p>National Institute of Corrections' Jails Division, topics covered include: jail administration training programs and network, documents and DVDs, and technical assistance; inmate behavior management training, documents and DVDs, and technical assistance; new jail planning technical assistance and training and documents and DVDs; and jail standards and inspections.</p>

Making the Transition: Rethinking Jail Reentry in Los Angeles County

The study examined existing reentry services, analyzed their strengths and weaknesses, and recommended changes that could increase the efficacy of interventions for the 160,000 people who pass through the L.A. County Jail annually.

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