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  1. Established September 1, 1965
  2. Established 1975
    Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS)
  3. Three Primary Jail Concepts
    • Intermittent (Linear)
    • Remote Podular Indirect (West Tower)
    • Direct Podular Supervision (East Tower)
  4. Discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation
  5. Every aspect of human behavior influenced by personal values. Definitions and interpretations vary from period, location, person and situation.
    Basic Social Ethics Concepts
  6. Ethics not something good people need to worry too much about
    Idealism incompatible with realism
    Holier Than Thou
    Principal focus is moral problems as opposed to formation of habits of good character
    Other officers not concerned behavior is acceptable
    Typical misconceptions of ethics
  7. Alternatives: identify all choices
    Consequences: project outcomes
    Tell your story: prepare defense (explanation of why)
  8. Professionalism of staff
    Firm but fair
    Humane treatment
    Effective communication
    Problem resolved before major investigation
    Improved morale
    Good rapport
    Fewer discplinary infractions
    Improved jail climates
    Staff/Inmate Relations
  9. Behavioral atmosphere
    Jail Climate
  10. Reasons for inmate game playing
    Inactivity, position, status
  11. Tension
    Loss of appetite
    Persistent minor illness
    Indicators of Inmate stress
  12. Lack of concetration
    Severe headaches
    Intestinal disorder
    Change in eating habits
    Indicators of Correctional Officer Stress
  13. Diet
    Talking to someone
    Stress reducers
  14. Accuretly transfer information
  15. Source
    Parts of communication
  16. Relatively unchanging feelings
  17. Physical characteristics
  18. Shared culture and background
  19. Center of the universe
  20. Adverse judgment formed beforehand
  21. Thinking and acting on tradition
  22. Acting on the basis of prejudice
  23. Source of satisfaction through comparison of onself to others
  24. Convenient grouping
    Stereotyping/Categorial treatment
  25. Convenient group to blame
  26. Outlet for projecting tensions and frustrations
  27. Affiliation with more dominant group
    Authoritarian personality
  28. Coping mechanism, thought advantage to dominante group
    Societal strain
  29. Racial
    National Origin
    Polictical Affiliation
    Authority Figures
    Sexual Orientation
    Physically/Mentally challenged
    Individual personal preferences (Patrol vs Jail vs CID)
    Forms of prejudice
  30. Conspiracy (Criminal offense)
    USC 241
  31. Deprivation of rights (Criminal offiense)
    USC 242
  32. Violation of Civil Rights (Civil offense)
    Civil Rights Act 1871
  33. EEOC
    Sexual Harassment
  34. Unethical conduct
    Federal prosecution
  35. Investigate civil rights violations
    FBI and other state agencies
  36. Sexual harassment
    Texas Commission on Human Rights
  37. Employment Discrimination
    LC 21.05
  38. Deliberate/repeated sexual behavior not welcome, not asked for and not returned
    Sexual Harassment
  39. With intent to obtain a benefit or with intent to harm
    PC 39.02 Abuse of Official Capacity
  40. Intentionally subjects another to sexual harassment
    PC 39.03 Official Oppression
  41. In custody
    PC 39.04 Violation of civil rights of person in custody; Improper sexual activity with person in custody
  42. Process body undergoes when exposed to outside stimulus, body's reaction fight or flight
    Concept of stress
  43. Response to enviormental stressors
  44. Internal/external conditions that produce stress
  45. Extraordinary events cause strong emotional reactions
    Critical incident stress
  46. Exposed to traumatic event
    Experienced within 4 weeks of event and last 2 days to 4 weeks
    Acute stress disorder
  47. Exposed to traumatic
    Traumatic even relived persistently
    May be delayed up to 6 months or longer
    Posttraumatic stress disorder
  48. Recording information during admissions process
  49. Upon intake shall be established shall be kept seperate
    Medical record
  50. Shall be noted in inmates medical record
    Medical needs
  51. Shall include procedures for maintenance of seperate health record
    Health services plan
  52. Name including AKA's
    SS Number
    Fingerprint classification
    TCIC/NCIC to check for wants/warrants
  53. Documents agency's authority to retain person in custody pending fulfillment of legal obligation or transfer
  54. Name of inmate, including AKA's
    Marital status
    Offense charged
    Date of commitment
    Previous criminal record
    Record of injuries
    Inmate property inventory
    New inmate files
  55. Daily record of number of inmates in facility
    Records shall be maintained
  56. Daily record on each inmate
    • Intake
    • Identification
    • Classification
  57. Escape risk
    TCJS should be notified within 24 hours
  58. Department can detain for 4 hours, magistrate for additional 24 hours, not exceed 48 hours
    Bonding and Family Violence
  59. After booking no later than 4 hours person SHALL make two completed phone calls
    Phone call procedures
  60. After booking inmate allowed to contact attorney
    Upon reasonable request
  61. Telephone calls after booking
    Telephone access only available to religious leaders or attorney
    Considered privileges
  62. Disciplinary
    Necessity for explaining facility rules
  63. Contact/provide interpreter
    Have inmate read aloud
    Post/issue copy of rules in English/Spanish
    Read if illiterate
    Document rules made available
    Ensure inmate's understanding
  64. Order signed by magistrate
  65. Written order directed to peace officer or person specially named
  66. Name of "The State of Texas"
    Name of person
    Signed by magistrate
    CCP 15.02 Requisites of warrant
  67. Issued by court or clerk
    Directed to any peace officer
  68. Committed to jail
    Fine and costs adjusted against him
    Capias Pro Fine
  69. Foreman of grand jury
    Writ of Attachment (Bench Warrant)
  70. Certified copy of such judgment and sentence
    Certified copy of judgement and sentence
  71. Fugitive from justice from another state
    Magistrate's Warrant (Fugitive)
  72. Prisoner committed by warrant from magistrate or court shall be placed in jail by sheriff
    Custody of prisoners
  73. Knowingly permits or facilitates escape of person in custody
    PC 38.07 Permitting or facilitating escape
  74. Intentionally or knowingly RESTRAINS another person
    PC 20.02 Unlawful restraint
  75. Indictments/No bill
    Declines for prosecution
    New charges
    Bond information
    Report prisoner's status
    Receiving changes contact county and/or DA/clerk for verification and clarification
    Criminal/civil liability for not updating
    Updating inmate's status
  76. Examination of persons or property
  77. Considered to be any item, material, or substance prohibited by law or agency directives
  78. Thorough pat/frisk search shall be conducted on each inmate upon entry into facility and prior to booking
    Search (Clothed)
  79. Personnel reasonably believe necessary, inmates should undergo thorough strip search for weapon and contraband that pose threat to security and safety of facility
    Strip search
  80. Based on probable cause that inmate is concealing contraband in body cavity
    Probable cause
    Search warrant required
    Only medical personnel
    Cavity search
  81. All items found should be logged and documented
    Special considerations
  82. Drugs
    Cash money
    Flammable materials
    Excessive food
    Excessive clothing or paper
    Hoarded medication
    Comb without teeth
    Toothbrush with pointed tip
    Clothing with gang graffiti
    Empty food containers
    Ink pen without ink tube
    Items considered contraband
  83. Done for protection corrections personnel and inmates
    Items brought into security permiter should be searched
    Security perimeter should be searched
    Shall be irregular and regular searches of entire facility shall be noted
    Cell searches
  84. No advance notice
    Have sufficient number of officers
    Shut off water supply
    Officers supervise inmates
    Have inmates remain still
    Remove inmates one at a time and search each one
    Record items of contraband
    Search of inmates and their housing area
  85. Receiving officer shall record and store inmates property
    Receipt signed by receiving officer and inmate, shall be maintained in inmate's file
    Inmate refuses to sign, receiving officer and witness shall note refusal and sign receipt
    Route signed receipt to inmates file
    Inventorying inmate property
  86. Photographs (Visual identifications)
    Fingerprints (Positive ID)
    Requirements for identifying inmates
  87. Prepare agency ID number on chest board
    Front and side view photos with/without accessories
    Check camera for settings, film
    Preparing identification photographs
  88. Select appropriate fingerprint cards (Agency, DPS, FBI)
    Wipe excessive perspiration
    Inked fingerprints
  89. Spatula
    Small rubber roller
    Curved holder
    Common inked fingerprint equipment
  90. Inking plate
    Printer's ink (paste type)
    Recommended inked fingerprint equipment
  91. Hand should be rotated from more difficult to easy
    Thumbs rolled toward center
    Fingers rolled away from center
    Method of rolling prints
  92. Taken individually
    Side to side of fingernail
    Rolled fingerprint method
  93. All fingers pressed lightly upon inking plate then pressed simultaneously onto card
    Plain impressions fingerprint method
  94. Receiving money 12.1.1
    Money only handled by
    Jail Staff
  95. Receiving money 12.1.1
    Staff assign inmate work
  96. Receiving money 12.1.1
    Inmates supervise inmate activities
    Shall not
  97. Receiving money 12.1.1
    Type (check, cash)
    Inmates name
    Inmates identifiers
    Location of inmate
    Record following
  98. Handling inmate money accounts 12.1.2
    Maintain record on each inmate including receipts and expenditures of accounts
    Sheriff/operator SHALL
  99. Check amount of money in inmates account
    Notify inmate of balance
    Notify inmate if balance not enough
    Do not allow deficit spending by inmate
  100. Balance inmates records by:
    Subtracting purchases
    Balancing expenditure book daily
    Updating inmates commissary
  101. Count items in front of inmate
    Distribute commisary to inmate
    Have inmate sign
    Update records by debiting account
    Distributing commissary 12.1.6
  102. Issued to inmates held over 48 hours
    Appropriate clothing SHALL be issued to inmates in inclement weather
    Undergarments issued to males, must be issued to females
    Personal clothing shall be cleaned or sprayed with disinfectant and stored
    Requirements issuing of jail clothing
  103. Issued to inmate detained overnight shall include:
    One mattress
    One sheet or mattress cover
    One towel
    One blanket
    Requirements issuing bedding and linens
  104. Inmates held over 48 hours who are indigent shall be furnished:
    Toothpaste or tooth powder
    Shaving implements
    Requirements for inmate bathing
  105. Inmate should be allowed to shower after initial booking
    Opportunity every other day
    Court/workers daily opportunity
    Health/sanitary reasons sheriff may require shower
    Make bathing schedule (inmates in isolation)
    Requirements for inmate bathing
  106. Formal process for seperating and managing inmates
    Objective classifications
  107. Inmates shall be classified and housed in least restrictive housing for safety and security of staff, inmates or public
    Current offense
    Offense history
    Escape history
    Institutional disciplinary history
    Prior convictions
    Alcohol and/or drug abuse
    Stability factors
    Classification criteria shall not include race, ethnicity or religious preference
    Minimum, medium, max custody levels
    Protective custody, admin seg, disciplinary seg, mental and medical health housing
    Minimum and max inmates housed seperately
    Juveniles shall be seperate by sight and sound from adults FC 51.12
    Female inmates shall be seperated by sight and sound from male inmates
    Persons in detox shall be transferred to housing or holding area as soon as they can properly care for themselves
    Persons confined to violent cell shall be reassed and documented at least every 24 hours for continuance of status
    Status of inmates placed in adim sep shall be reviewed and documented at least every 30 daysInmates in admin sep shall be provided access to day room for at least 1 hour each day
    Inmates in disciplinary sep shall be provided shower every other day
    Custody reassessment shall be conducted within 30-90 days of Initial Custody Assessment
    Requirements for classification of inmates
  108. Assigns inmates to categories clearly defined by splits on tree
    Decission tree
  109. Produces categories by assigning points to various established criteria
    Point additive scale
  110. Improves level of safety for staff and inmates
    Advantages of objective jail classification system
  111. Classification forms that use reliable and valid criteria
    Appropriate use of overrides
    Sufficient staff trained and dedicated to classification functions
    Housing plan consistent with system
    Periodic formal evalutations of system
    Key components of objective jail classification system
  112. Observing inmate
    Booking forms
    Medical record
    Delivering officer/arrest report
    Prior arrest files
    Interviewing inmate
    Classification of inmate derived from composite of information
  113. Requires an inmates classification be reviewed periodically
    Required 30-90 days after initial assessment
    Review of inmates status for reclassification
  114. Special considerations and special management concerns do not affect custody levels (are not reasons to override)
    Considerations that drive housing decisions
    Circumstances requiring custody reassessments
  115. Protective custody
    Escape threat
    Serious violence threat
    Substance abuse
    Drug trafficker
    Psychological impairment
    Mental deficiency
    Gang affiliation
    Known management problem
    Suicide risk
    Physical impairments
    Special management concerns (Point additive)
  116. Person who because of good conduct is given some measure of freedom in and around the prison or jail
  117. Work assignments must be voluntary for pretrial detainees and inmates sentenced to TDCJ
    Inmates should not be required to work more than 48 hours per week except in an emergency
    Trusty eligibility
  118. Juveniles seperated by sight and sound from adults
    Shall be
  119. 3rd leading cause of death in jails
  120. Arrest/booking
    During transportation
    First 24 hours of confinement
    Waiting for trial
    Impending release
    Darkness (lights-out)
    Decreased staff supervision
    Signs/symptoms of potential suicide
  121. Single best indicator
    Signs and symptoms of depression
  122. Well trained officer
    Basic officer role in suicide prevention
  123. Should be placed under close watch and physically observed by staff at staggered intervals not to exceed 15 minutes
    Low risk
  124. Should be placed under constant watch and physically obsereved by staff on a continous uninterrupted basis
    High risk
  125. An illness, disease or condition that:
    Substantially impairs persons thought
    Grossly impairs behaviour
    Mental illness
  126. Diminished capacity and inability to tell right from wrong
    Insanity (legal term)
  127. Paranoid
    3 common personality disorders
  128. Demonstrated by disturbances in one's emotional reactions and feelings
    Mood disorders
  129. Severe depression
    Bipolar disorder
    2 most common mood disorders
  130. Group of serious mental disorders characterized
  131. False beliefs not based on factual information
  132. Distortions in the senses which case individual to experience hearing or seeing something that is not there
  133. Prolonged abuse of drugs cause addiction and may cause permanent damage to the central nervous system
    Substance abuse disorder
  134. Most common organic disorder of older people resulting in agitation, memory loss, and getting lost easily
    Alzheimer's disease
  135. Consists of group of psychoit disorders characterized by chanes in perception
  136. Severe chronic disability of person five years of age or older
    Developmental disability
  137. Mental illness unrelated to intelligence
    Differences between mental illness and mental retardation
  138. Type of anxiety disorder that is triggered by involvement in or witness to an extremely traumatic event
    Post tramatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  139. Health personnel or trained booking officer
    Maintain inmate health record upon admission
  140. Every sheriff shall keep safely person committed to his custody
    Duty of sheriff as to prisoners
  141. Verbal
    Receive request from inmate for sick call
  142. Illness that occurs through transmission of infectious agent or its toxic products
    Communicable disease
  143. Quickest way for disease to spread or enter
    Through mouth or nose
  144. Date
    Name of physician
    Kind of medication
    Prescribed for specific illness or condition named
    Consulting with medical personnel concerning medication
  145. Verify inmates name and assigned medication
    Call out name of inmate who is to receive medication
    Identify inmate by armband or by medication name, dosage and frequency
    Proper procedure for identifying inmate receiving medication
  146. If inmate tests positive for AIDS/HIV
    Jail may segregate inmate
  147. One that is usually warded off by healthy immune system
    Opportunistic disease
  148. Person infected with HIV may remain without symptoms for long period of time
    General statement about HIV
  149. Virus can be transmitted to others through certain behaviors
  150. Inflammation of the liver
    Most common
  151. Contracted orally through fecal contamination of food or water
    Least dangerous
    Hep A
  152. Spread through sexual contact, blood transfusions and needle sharing
    Hep B (HBV)
  153. Spread through blood or contaminated needles
    Hep C
  154. Occurs only in people infected with Hep B
    Rarest of the five hep viruses
    Hep D
  155. Commonly referred to as TB, an infectious disease caused by bacterium called mycobacterium tuberculosis
  156. 100 beds or housing inmates from another state shall develope and implement a plan for TB screening tests of employees, volunteers and inmates
    Inmates confined in jail for more than 7 days shall be tested on or before 7th day after day of confinement
    TB screening plan
  157. Jails with 100 or more beds
    Employees shall be tested when hired and at least annually
    Inmates shall be tested within 7 days and at least anually
    Volunteers who spend more than 30 hours per month shall be tested before volunteering
    Texas Dept of Health rules concerning TB screening and correctional facilities
  158. Aggressive act commited by any person which does not amount to an assault and is necessary to accomplish ones objective
  159. Officer's mere position of legal authority initiates inmates cooperation
    Command presence
  160. It is a violation of duty on the part of any sheriff to permit defendant so committed to remain out of jail
    Duty to prevent escape
  161. All reasonable means are permitted to be used to effect it
    No greater force, however, shall be resorted to than is necessary to secure the arrest and detention of the accused
    May use reasonable means necessary to secure detention of accused
  162. Under arres by peace officer or under restraint by public servant pursuant to an order of a court of this state or antoher state of the USA
  163. Unauthorized departure from custody or failure to return to custody following temporary leave for a specific purpose or limited period or leave that is part of an intermittent sentence
  164. Aggress act committed by any person which does not amount to an assault and is necessary to accomplish ones objective
  165. Person is justified in using force against another when and to the degree he reasonably believes for is immediately necessary to protect the actor against the others use or attempted use of unlawful force
  166. In response to verbal provocation alone
    Use of force against another is NOT justified
  167. Before actor offers any resistance, peace officer uses or attempts to use greater force than necessary to make arrest or search
    When and to degree actor reasonably believes force is immediately necessary to protect himself against peace officers use or attempted use of greater force than necessary
    Use of force to resist an arres or search IS justified
  168. Peace officer or person acting in peace officers presence and at his direction is justified in using force against another when and to the degree the actor reasonably believes force is immediately necessary to make or assist in making an arrest or search or to prevent or assist in preventing escape after escape
    Arrest and search
  169. Using deadly force against another when and to the degree peace officer reasonably believes deadly force is immediately necessary to make an arrest or to prevent escape after arrest, if use of force would have been justified
    Above reference is to "peace officer" not "correctional officer
    Peace officer is justified
  170. Peace officer justified in using any force, including deadly force, that he reasonably believes to be immedately necessary to prevent the escape of person from the correctional facility
    Prevention of escape from custody
  171. Officer or employee of correctional facility is justified in using force against a person in custody
    Maintaining security in a penal institution
  172. Confinement is justified when force is justified
    Confinement as justifiable force
  173. Threat of force is justified when use of force is justified
    Threats as justifiable force
  174. Person justified in using deadly force against another when and to degree he reasonably believes deadly force is immediately necessary
    To protect himself against the others use or attempted use of unlawful deadly force
    Prevent the others imminent commission of aggravated kidnapping, murder, sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, robbery or aggravated robbery
    Deadly force in defense of person
  175. Person is justified in using force or deadly force against another to protect third person
    Under circumstances as the actor reasonably believes them to be, the actor would be justified under Section 9.31 or 9.32 in using force or deadly force to protect himself against the unlawful force or unlawful deadly force he reasonably believes to be threatening the third person he seeks to protect
    Defense of third person
  176. Person is justified in using force, but not deadly force, against another when and to the degree he reasonably believes the force is immediately necessary to prevent the other from committing suicide or inflicting seriouis bodily injury to himself
    Protection of life or health
  177. Officers mere position of legal authority initiates inmates cooperation
    Command presence
  178. Command presence
    Verbal/non-verbal communication
    Weaponless strategies
    Weapons strategies
    Deadly force
    Use of force options
  179. Security
    Excessive repetition
    Revised priorities
    S.A.F.E.R. (weaponless strategies)
  180. Restraint holds
    Impact and stunning blows
    Pain compliance
    Weaponless control
  181. Irritants/baton
    Hand held electrical weapons
    Chemical weapons
    Baton or other impact weapon
    Weapons strategies
  182. Duty is verbal skills
  183. Death or serious bodily injury
    Deadly force
  184. Use deadly force if there is risk that their actions could cause an innocent person to be injured or killed
    Officer should not
  185. 1) Compliant
    2) Passive resistant
    3) Active resistant
    4) Assaultive/bodily harm
    5) Lethal threat escape
    • 1) Command presence
    • 2) Verbal/non-verbal communication
    • 3) Weaponless strategies
    • 4) Weapons strategies
    • 5) Deadly force
  186. Results when level of force is less than subjects level of resistance
    Ineffective control
  187. Results when level of force is greater than necessary
    Excessive control
  188. Inmate who refuses to comply with any valid commands given to him by an officer
    Uncooperative inmate
  189. Group that pose threat to physical safety of other inmates or staff
    Disruptive group
  190. Two inmates create disturbance so third inmate can steal another inmates property
    Unorganized disruptive group
  191. Groups are very structured in leadership
    Prison gangs
  192. Three or more persons
    Criminal street gangs
  193. Structured, are paramilitary and have one person in high authority
    Prison gangs
  194. First formed for inmate protection
    Prison gangs
  195. Ended racial segregation of inmates
    Lamar vs Coffield
  196. Inmates to correspond with one another
    Guajardo vs Estelle
  197. Eliminated building tender system
    Ruiz vs Estelle
  198. Inherent in one person established by law
  199. Test the legality of the detention or imprisonment
    Habeas corpus
  200. Free exervise of religion
    Freedom of speech
    Freedom of press
    Petition government
    Peaceably assemble
    1st Amendment
  201. Protection from unreasonable search and seizure
    4th Amendment
  202. Double jeapardy
    Self incrimination
    Due process
    Grand jury
    4 components
    5th Amendment
  203. Right to be informed of accusation
    Right to counsel
    Right to call witnesses
    Speedy and public trial
    5 components
    6th Amendment
  204. Right to bail
    Cruel and unusual punishment
    Refusal of medical treatment
    Not ensuring physical safety of inmates
    8th Amendment
  205. Equal protection of law
    No discrimination in treatment or favor on basis other than individual merit
    No segregation because of race, color or creed
    US superseds states
    Due process
    14th Amendment
  206. Equal treatment
    Access to mail
    Properly fed and housed
    Adequate medical care
    Reasonably exercise religious beliefs
    Physical exercise and sunlight
    Free from corporal punishment
    Texas statutory rights of inmates
  207. Particular benefit enjoyed by person beyond common advantage of other citizens
  208. Per week 20 minutes in duration
    Two visitation periods
  209. Deprivation of clothing and bedding, except inmates who destroy bedding or clothing may be deprived of such items.
    Shall be reviewed and documented every 24 hours
    Prohibited discipline
  210. Violations of rules and regulations that do not represent serious offenses against persons and do not pose serious threat to institutional order and safety
    Minor infractions
  211. Refusing to clean cell
    Wasting food
    Being rowdy
    Refusing to work
    Being insolent or disrespectful
    Examples of minor infractions
  212. Podular direct supervision facilities, temporary restriction to cells for period not to exceed 24 hours
    Loss of privileges not to exceed 15 days
    Disciplinary seperation not to exceed 15 days
    Acceptable discipline sanctions for minor infractions
  213. Violations of rules and regulations that constitute serious offenses against persons and property and pose serious threat to institutional order and safety
    Major infractions
  214. Interfering with count
    Attempting to escape
    Possessing a weapon
    Attacking an officer or inmate
    Destroying security equipment
    Examples of major infractions
  215. Loss of good conduct credit
    Loss of privileges for a period not to exceed 30 days
    Removal from work details or programs
    Disciplinary seperation for a period not to exceed 30 days
    Acceptable discipline sanctions for major infractions
  216. Acts of very minor nature not requiring formal documentation
    Verbal counseling
    Informal documenting methods
  217. Repetetive minor acts of disciplinary nature or incidents of serious misconduct will be documented on official reporting forms
    Written reports placed in inmate file
    Written reports given directly to sheriff
    Formal documenting methods
  218. Administrative charges (Disciplinary)
    Criminal charges
    Filing formal charges
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BCCC Cards
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