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NCJ Number: 169352 Find in a Library
Title: Toward a New Direct Supervision Paradigm: Part II
Journal: American Jails  Volume:9  Issue:4  Dated:(September/October 1995)  Pages:60-63,65
Author(s): P Perroncello
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 5
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article presents the sixth through ninth principles involved in a new framework for the management and operation of direct supervision jails.
Abstract: Principle Six is effective communications. Effective communications involve frequent inmate and staff communication, communication between staff members, the use of effective communication techniques such as positioning and listening, and the use of written communication and documentation. Principle Seven includes classification and orientation. This process begins with the initial contact between offenders and jail staff. Its components include knowledge of the inmates, orientation, assumption of rational behavior, and maximum supervision during the initial hours of confinement. Principle Eight includes justice and fairness. This principle is crucial to both the jail mission and public policy. Unfairness is the basic cause of collective violence in institutions. Leadership and formal discipline and grievance systems are crucial to this principle as well. Principle Nine is the ownership of operations, the belief that everyone who works in the jail must develop a possessiveness about the job and its associated tasks. Staff must feel that the jail is their turf, policy and procedure must support the mission, and staff must be empowered through Tracy's 10 steps to staff empowerment. 12 references
Main Term(s): Corrections management
Index Term(s): Direct supervision jails; Jail management
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