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NCJ Number: 185017 Find in a Library
Title: Jail Administration: Officer Training, Inmate Supervision, and Contemporary Issues (From Corrections in the United States: A Contemporary Perspective, Third Edition, P 108-156, 2001, Dean J. Champion -- See NCJ-185013)
Author(s): Dean J. Champion
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 49
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall (Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc)
Paramus, NJ 07652-5240
Sale Source: Prentice Hall (Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc)
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Type: Issue Overview
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: After discussing the various facets of jail administration, this chapter examines selected jail issues and jail reforms.
Abstract: In assessing jail organization and administration in most jails, the author advises that in most jurisdictions, sheriffs have the responsibility of selecting jail personnel and establishing jail policies. Jail correctional officer recruitment and training are deemed to be often haphazard. Almost every county jail has its own training standards, resulting in wide variation among U.S. jails. This chapter describes this process of selecting and training jail officers. The second part of the chapter identifies and discusses other jail-related issues, including the quality of jail personnel, inmate classification problems, jail health care services, small jails and their problems, jail overcrowding and megajails, and jail suicides. The chapter concludes with an examination of several jail reforms, including court-ordered jail improvements, accommodating special-needs offenders, jail architecture and aging jails, direct supervision and new generation jails, vocational and educational services in jails, and the privatization of jail operations. 2 figures, key terms, questions for review, and 5 suggested readings
Main Term(s): Corrections management
Index Term(s): Correctional personnel recruitment; Direct supervision jails; Inmate classification; Inmate health care; Inmate suicide; Inmate vocational training; Jail management; Jail staff training; Jails; Offender supervision; Prison overcrowding; Privatization in corrections
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