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Title: Jail Inspection Basics: Supervisor Guide, 2nd Edition
Author(s): Thomas A. Rosazza
Date Published: March 2007
Page Count: 78
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Corrections
Washington, DC 20534
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Grant Number: 02P11
Sale Source: National Institute of Corrections
320 First Street, NW
Washington, DC 20534
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This self-instruction manual, developed by the National Institute of Corrections and State inspection agencies, is intended as a practical and effective training tool for every State inspection agency and provides a frame of reference for the new jail inspector’s role and responsibilities.
Abstract: The supervisors guide has seven chapters (legal issues, standards, the inspection process, facility design, communications, government structures and processes, and resources) which correspond to the chapters in the Jail Inspection Manual. The guide’s chapters are in the following format: chapter overview, performance objectives and related questions and/or answers, bibliography, and discussion topics. The most important part of the supervisor’s guide is the discussion topics at the end of each chapter. They are designed to help focus the new inspector’s learning on the particular needs of the agency and State. The role of today’s jail inspector reflects the complexity of jails. Assessing compliance with standards is only part of their role. The inspector must also be prepared to serve as communicator, facilitator, and consultant. In other words, they must be able to help a jail identify and solve its problems. For this reason, the need for effective training is clear. The National Institute of Corrections working with State inspection agencies developed the first Jail Inspection Basics self-instruction manual. It has been in use since 1990.
Main Term(s): Correctional facility inspector Training
Index Term(s): Accreditation standards; Correctional facility inspections; Facility conditions; Jails; Prison accreditation
Note: Downloaded on April 24, 2007; for related document see NCJ-218235, Jail Inspection Basics: An Introductory Self-Study Course for Jail Inspectors.
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