Back to top

Prison training

“The student will understand that the objective of any cell / tier extraction involving the calculated use of force is to remove the inmate from the area as soon as possible, in a controlled manner while utilizing the least amount of force necessary.”

Cell Extractions Student Handout Cover

Prison systems experience continued pressure to house offenders in the most appropriate setting possible. While most correctional systems have implemented objective classification systems that have become quite effective in identifying inmates for the general prison population, less attention has been given to accurately classifying inmates who pose a higher risk and may require special management within the prison setting. This satellite/Internet training program will report on a study conducted over the past 2 years to increase knowledge on classification, programming, and supervision for high-risk offenders in the prison setting. Specifically, the broadcast will address the identification and selection process for high-risk and special management inmates, standards for their conditions of confinement, staffing issues, and release and re-entry issues.

Classification of High-Risk Offenders Cover

The development of both external and internal prison classification procedures are covered during this 36-hour program. Sections of this manual address: action planning; evaluation standards for classification; internal classification; high risk and special needs; women's classification issues; information systems; litigation issues; implementation strategies; assessment of external classification system; and supplementary reading.

Comprehensive Objective Cover

Religious programming issues are discussed. Topics briefly covered include: what is the practice of religion in corrections today; the reality of conversion; the role of the chaplain and religious program and how it relates to the agency's mission; recruitment, training, and supervision of chaplains; legal issues and religious programming -- constitutional issues and statutory changes; the interplay of religious programming and other correctional functions programs; working with religious volunteers; innovative approaches to religious programming; and action steps.

Correctional Religious Cover

Training and practical experience in the techniques and skills of Co-Active coaching as the foundation of a leadership culture are provided during this 36-hour program. Topics covered include: leadership culture; coaching principles; commitment and high performance; Co-Active leadership coaching; listening levels; coaching practice; learning steps; powerful questions; complete requests get action; action and awareness create continuous learning; values; assumptions and interpretations; the "gremlin" concept; talents; a typical six-month coaching engagement; foundation checklist; career discovery questions; designing the coaching relationship questions; and acknowledgement.

Developing "Coaches" for New Wardens Cover

Supplemental resources for the training program "Emergency Preparedness Assessment" (NIC accession no. 006995) are presented. Contents directly related to emergency plans include: Interim Commander checklist; Incident Commander checklist; Prison Operations Administrator checklist; emergency notification checklist; after action requirements checklist; "Notes on Emergency Planning" by Ken Kukrall; action planning; Emergency Plan Exercise Controller Forms for support services, negotiations team, Incident Commander, tactical team, and medical (five separate forms).

Emergency Preparedness Assessment Resource Supplements cover

This training program helps participants identify the factors that shape an institution's culture and offers ways to attempt to change that culture. This videoconference covers:

  • The importance and value of examining institutional culture;
  • Institutional culture and default culture;
  • Components of a comprehensive institutional culture assessment protocol;
  • Benefits of conducting institutional culture assessment;
  • The leader's role in shaping institutional culture;
  • Steps to take in order to shape institutional culture;
  • And resources available through NIC's Institutional Culture Initiative.
Institutional Culture Cover

Information regarding cooperation between correctional agencies and mental health authorities to ensure continuity of care and adequate treatment for offenders with mental illness or mental health problems is provided. Participants will learn about: the scope of the problem concerning mental illness in prison; innovative program strategies and best practices; the value of early planning for community re-entry; and approaches for determining program efficacy.

Meeting the Challenge in Correctional Mental Health Care Cover

Information and resources that address the unique challenges of providing health services to youthful offenders are provided through this 20-hour training program. This manual is divided into the following sections: adolescent development; trends and health issues; organizational/administrative issues; security and classification; the role of the medical staff; professional boundaries; mental health disorders; substance abuse; suicide prevention/intervention; sexual/physical/emotional abuse; behavior management; female health issues; action planning; and supplemental readings.

Prison Health Care Cover

This manual provides guidance that “will enable an agency staffing administrator to set up an agency staffing analysis unit and produce a staffing analysis report for an entire agency” (p.xi). Chapters contained in this publication are: introduction -- correctional staffing issues; securing staff deployment policy; two models for managing the security staffing function; agency staffing unit; basic tasks of a staffing analysis; orchestrating the staffing analysis; agency and facility characteristics that influence staffing; operations and activities schedules that influence staffing; developing the shift relief factor; security post planning; special guidelines for evaluating housing units; the impact of staff scheduling on staffing; staffing calculations; developing a staffing report; implementing recommendations and monitoring results; staffing considerations for women’s correctional facilities; and staffing considerations for medical and mental health units. Pertinent forms are also included.

Prison Staffing Analysis:  A Training Manual with Staffing Considerations for Special Populations Cover

Pages

Subscribe to Prison training