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Countering Threats to Correctional Institution Security (2019)

Some threats to correctional institutional security - e.g., violence, escape attempts, contraband - are as old as the institutions themselves, while other threats - e.g., computer hacking, synthetic drugs, cell phones, drones - have evolved with societal and technological changes. Many of these threats present risks to public safety as a whole. In light of the ongoing challenges the corrections sector faces in countering these threats, RAND researchers convened an expert workshop to better understand the challenges and identify the high-priority needs associated with threats to institutional security.