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  • Application and Use of Restraints in Custody: Reducing the Risk [Videoconference Held April 19, 2000]

    This presentation will increase the user's understanding of the risks associated with the use of restraints, tools to reduce risk, and the proper w
  • Large Jail Network Meeting, September 24-26, 2008, Aurora, Colorado

    Topics discussed include: strategies for the promotion of staff to jail management positions; faith-based programs in the correctional environment-
  • Eliminating the Practice of Indiscriminate Shackling of Youth

    “Many youth in custody are forced to appear in court shackled with leg irons, belly chains, and handcuffs.
  • Best Practices in the Use of Restraints with Pregnant Women Under Correctional Custody

    These standards were developed to "articulate a set of principles to guide agencies and jurisdictions in the development of local policy and practi
  • Excited Delirium and the Dual Response: Preventing In-Custody Deaths

    "Excited delirium syndrome (ExDS) is a serious and potentially deadly medical condition involving psychotic behavior, elevated temperature, and an
  • Civil Liability for the Use of Pepper Spray (OC), Tear Gas, and Chemical Agents, Part 1 [and] Part 2

    This article is an excellent resource for those who want a basic understanding of those civil issues impacting the use of pepper spray and other ch
  • Justifiable Homicides by Law Enforcement Officers: What is the Role of Mental Illness?

    "As a consequence of the failed mental illness treatment system, an increasing number of individuals with untreated serious mental illness are enco
  • Unchain the Children: Policy Opportunities to End the Shackling of Youth in Court

    "This policy update explores the reasons why states should end the indiscriminate shackling of youth and highlights the strategies states and local
  • Criminal Justice Restraints Standard NIJ Standard 1001.00

    "This standard specifies the minimum requirements for form and fit, performance, testing, documentation and labeling of restraints intended to be u
  • Civil Liability for Use of Distraction Devices Part 1 [and] Part 2

    Distraction devices (such as flashbangs) are especially useful when "correctional personnel are dealing with unruly prisoners or detainees who must
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