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NCJ Number: 177703 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Illinois Municipal Jail and Lockup Standards
Author(s): Robert L. Crites; Stephen Morehead
Corporate Author: Illinois Dept of Corrections
United States of America
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 37
Sponsoring Agency: Illinois Dept of Corrections
Springfield, IL 62794
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Type: Guideline
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual contains standards and procedures for the operation of municipal jails and lockups in Illinois that are intended to help municipal authorities provide security for communities, improve safety for institutional staff and confined persons, encourage efficient management, and upgrade the general condition of jails and jail operations throughout Illinois.
Abstract: Jails and lockups represent a significant component of the criminal justice system. Offenders often receive their first confinement experience in such facilities, and the type of care and treatment they receive has a strong influence on their subsequent attitudes and adjustment. The standards and procedures therefore recognize the need for humane custodial care and treatment. They cover the legal authority to establish standards and exercise supervision over jails, the legal rights of accused persons while in custody, administration, use of jails, minimum physical standards, and minimum cell and detention room standards. The standards and procedures also deal with supervision, security, telephone and visits, food, sanitation, fire protection, emergency plans, detainee records, reports to jail and detention standards units, the use of force, juvenile detention, and new construction. The standards and procedures are implemented and authorized by Section 3-15-2 of the Illinois Unified Code of Corrections.
Main Term(s): Corrections standards
Index Term(s): Corrections management; Illinois; Jail management; Jails; State laws
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