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National Study of Jail Suicide: 20 Years Later

This report presents the most comprehensive updated information on the extent and distribution of inmate suicides throughout the country, including data on the changing face of suicide victims.

Transition from Jail to Community Online Learning Toolkit

This online learning resource describes an essential ingredient in programs that help offenders reenter the community upon their release from jail.

Improving Responses to People with Mental Illnesses: Tailoring Law Enforcement Initiatives to Individual Jurisdictions

The step-by-step program design process incorporates seven actions also useful for sheriff’s departments.

Jail Design and Operation and the Constitution: An Overview

This paper discusses the continuing challenge of deciding what those protections mean in practice and the struggle to assure that inmate rights are met.

Jail Planning and Expansion: Local Officials and Their Roles, Second Edition

This publication should be the first one policymakers turn to when developing jail facilities.

Direct Supervision Jails: The Role of the Administrator

This guide provides jail administrators the necessary information they need to effectively perform their jobs. 

Jail Capacity Planning Guide: A Systems Approach

This guide explains the variables applied in jail capacity forecasting, and offers a framework for assessing management strategies across the system.

A Guide to Preparing for and Responding to Jail Emergencies: Self-Audit Checklists, Resource Materials, Case Studies

This guide “will be broadly useful to U.S. jails in planning for crises, emergencies, and natural disasters and in developing the appropriate response capacities to cope with these events where they cannot be prevented” (p. vi).

Large Jail Network Meeting, September 24-26, 2008, Aurora, Colorado

These proceedings highlight what happened at the Large Jail Network Meeting September 2008. 

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