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NCJ Number: NCJ 182506   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
Title: Developing a Jail Industry: A Workbook
  Document URL: Text PDF 
Author(s): Rod Miller ; George Sexton ; Vic Jacobsen
Corporate Author: Community Resource Services, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 08/2002
Page Count: 60
  Series: BJA Monographs
  Annotation: This federally funded manual provides extensive information on jail industry development and operation with examples from programs throughout the United States.
Abstract: Jail industry is defined as "an industry that uses inmate labor to create a product or provide a service that has value for a public or private client and compensates inmates with pay, privileges, or other benefits." This workbook supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice offers guidance to those criminal justice professionals in developing a jail industry within their local or State jurisdictions. The workbook is divided into four chapters: (1) an overview and introduction to jail industries; (2) key development principles; (3) components of the development process; and (4) the workbook- a step-by-step guide. The fourth chapter is divided into three phases. The first phase, foundation decisions includes: identifying sources of guidance and policy, determine goals and objectives, determine what is allowed by State and Federal law, determine who should be served--public or private, determine the types of inmates available to work and the selection process, determine the methods for motivating inmates, determine where work can occur, and identify sources of assistance and resources. Phases two and three on development activities and business planning include: identifying sources of financing, determine who will manage and supervise the programs, determine how to coordinate with jail programs, security, and inmate classification, identify potential customers, plan to manage risk, prepare policies and procedures for operations, recordkeeping, and bookkeeping, and develop and implement a business plan for each industry. Exhibits, references, and resources
Main Term(s): Correctional industries
Index Term(s): Inmate Programs ; Vocational training ; Ex-offender employment ; Correctional institutions (adult) ; Jails ; Social reintegration ; Inmate run industries ; Jail reform ; Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 96-DD-BX-0045
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Type: Handbook
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: See NCJ-165147 for additional support documentation, Business Planning Guide for Jail Industries.
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