Corrections Chapter 13.txt

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Corrections Chapter 13.txt
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corrections chapter 13
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  1. Safety
    • staff and inmates remain safe from assault
    • effective inmate classification systems
    • control of inmate movement and accountability
  2. Security
    • consistently implemented security
    • control of contraband
    • separation of unruly inmates
  3. Inmate Accountability
    • assignment to work programs
    • staff have direct contact with inmates
    • frequent inmate counts
  4. Inmate Movement
    • movement of inmates is highly controlled
    • inmates must have a pass to move within the prison
  5. Regular Counts
    • scheduled in housing units
    • ensures there are no escapes
  6. Census Counts
    • less formal
    • conducted at work and program assignment
  7. Random Counts
    • occur at any time
    • all inmate movement must cease
  8. Control of Contraband
    • inmates may receive contraband through mail and packages
    • inmate visitors may bring contraband into prison
    • inmates may gain control over items valuable in prison but should the in an inmate's possession without staff supervision
    • unethical staff members may bring contraband into prison
    • frequent, random searches of inmates and cells helps prison administration eliminate contraband
  9. Administrative Detention
    non-punitive confinement which houses inmates who have violated prison rules, or inmates whose safety is threatened if they remain in the general population
  10. Disciplinary Segregation
    housing for an inmate who has been found guilty violating prison rules
  11. Prison Riots
    • Attica 1971, New Mexico 1980, Ohio 1993
    • prison riots and disturbances are rarely planned but often result from two type soy events
    • 1) environmental factors that create tension such as hot weather, insufficient recreational equipment, poor food, etc.
    • 2) a precipitating event, an unforeseen "spark" which sets off an inmate riot
  12. Prevention of Prison Riots
    • prison administration engage in efforts to reduce inmate unrest and minimize the possibility of precipitating events:
    • - importance of managerial visibility an approachability
    • - performing security audits
    • - consistently enforcing all rules and regulations
    • - maintaining effective communication between staff and inmates
    • - providing appropriate programs and services
    • - sanitation, safety, security, random contraband searches
    • - sensitivity to changes in institution atmosphere
    • - use risk-assessment tools to identify issues and timely correct them
  13. Three Types of Emergency Teams
    • hostage negotiation teams
    • disturbance control team
    • special emergency responses team