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NCJ Number: 113324 Find in a Library
Title: Supervision of Minimum Security Inmates
Journal: The National Sheriff  Volume:40  Issue:4  Dated:(August/September 1988)  Pages:66-68
Editor(s): W W Bacak
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 3
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The adequate supervision of minimum-security inmates requires clearly-defined practices and procedures.
Abstract: Minimum-security inmates, including trusties, those assigned to work details, and those who leave the jail to take part in work release, education, or training programs, should be placed in separate housing facilities and not allowed contact with the general prison population. Jail staffs must be constantly vigilant and conscientiously supervise trusties and other minimum-security inmates. These prisoners are often subject to bribery, persuaded to assist in escapes, or asked to smuggle contraband into the prison by prisoners in the more secure areas. Jail personnel who supervise minimum-security prisoners on work details should give clear and concise instruction on the work to be done, make job assignments based on the abilities of individual inmates, supervise the inmates' work thoroughly, and give praise for work done correctly. Nevertheless, they should be thoroughly searched for contraband at the entrance to the jail when they return each day from their work assignments. Prison personnel should always remember that minimum-security inmates are still inmates and must obey all the rules and regulations of the institution. Six footnotes.
Main Term(s): Minimum security
Index Term(s): Corrections internal security; Prison management
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