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NCJ Number: 119512 Find in a Library
Title: Procedure: Prisoner Control (From Crime to Court: Police Officer's Handbook P 15-18, (1989), Joseph C Coleman)
Corporate Author: South Carolina Criminal Justice Acad
Division of the Dept of Public Safety
United States of America
Editor(s): J C Coleman
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: South Carolina Criminal Justice Acad
Columbia, SC 29210
South Carolina Law Enforcement Training Council
Columbia, SC 29201
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This interview with a professional criminology instructor details procedures for transporting prisoners in police vehicles and on public common carriers.
Abstract: Paul Banner, criminology instructor at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, recommends that a car with a screen be used when transporting a prisoner. If a car with a screen is not available and only one officer is available for the transport, the prisoner should be seated in the passenger seat to the right of the officer/driver. The prisoner should be handcuffed to the rear. Specific instructions are also included for the transportation of one prisoner by two law enforcement officers, for transportation of female prisoners, and for transportation of more than one prisoner at a time. Male and female juveniles should not be transported in the same vehicle. In some States it is against the law to transport an adult prisoner and a juvenile in the same vehicle. Special arrangements must be made for transporting prisoners on public conveyances, and these are detailed in the article. Because transporting prisoners is dangerous, law enforcement officers should never transport prisoners for long distances alone.
Main Term(s): Prisoner transport
Index Term(s): Inmate transfers; Police training
Note: Article based on Crime to Court, a monthly continuing education television program for law enforcement officers produced by S.C. ETV and the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy
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