Constant vigilance of restrictive housing procedures and practices is necessary. Building an ongoing review process to look at risk conditions and determine what’s changed is needed.
One of the primary ways jails can limit their liability, accurately classify inmates, and efficiently handle the influx of inmates is by implementing a good initial classification process.
Those of us who work in jails or prisons don’t need research studies to tell us what we already know: Mental illness in the justice system is a serious problem. And we’re not equipped to fix it.
In this episode Dr. Tim Brennan discusses the science behind why inmate classification works, three fundamental parts of the decision-making process in criminal justice and more.
The NIC has been advocating for thoughtful inmate behavior management for over a decade, and their six-step process is foundational in many jails today.
We’ve been working with jails around the country for decades, and we’ve found a few best practices can greatly reduce violent incidents and keep everyone safer.
When an accused offender arrives in your booking room, unknown factors abound. It’s your job to get a handle on the situation as quickly as possible, to book and house individuals appropriately, and to ensure the safety of everyone in your jail.
One of the most common ways to balance these competing priorities is to use restrictive housing. Restrictive housing is a term for any inmate treatment that involves three basic elements.
Justice professionals and mental health professionals agree: Jails aren’t equipped to effectively treat mental illness, yet they do it every day. Jail staff and administrators have been asking for help for decades, and you and your peers undoubtedly spend a great deal of time trying to get appropriate resources to those who need the
It’s easy to fall into a defeatist mindset around inmate litigation. Even the most dedicated justice professionals can become jaded over time, and for good reason. Some inmates arelitigious. Some lawsuits are frivolous. Yet many issues spring from a legitimate complaint that can be easily addressed by your agency before spiraling into lawsuit status.