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Title: Study of Ohio Adult Correctional Personnel and Training Programs
Corporate Author: Cleveland State University
United States of America
Date Published: 1968
Page Count: 147
Sponsoring Agency: Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH 44115
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Grant Number: 340
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This final report of a 1968 study of correctional personnel and training programs in Ohio describes the Ohio correctional system's manpower needs and recommends more job-specific training programs.
Abstract: A demographic study of correctional personnel in Ohio rvealed that the adult correctional system employ over 2,000 persons in penal institutions and in the community. Less than 200 are employed by the Adult Parole Authority; the remainder are employed in the State's seven prisons and in the Division of Corrections central office. The custody staff in the prisons constitutes the majority of correctional manpower in the State's correctional system. The correction officer, the lowest ranking of the custodial personnel, is hired at an annual salary of $4,992 and must have at least an eighth grade education. Present training for new custodial personnel includes a basic introduction and orientation to prison procedures, job responsibilities, and security operations. However, inservice training lacks centralized planning and program development. Recommendations include strengthening present inservice training, with emphasis on the development of centralized program planning for all correctional personnel. Planning should include orientation programs for clerical and service personnel to encourage understanding of the philosophy and goals of the Ohio correctional system and to provide instruction in security procedures and riot control. Uniform policies and procedures are recommended for all prisons, as well as uniform guidelines for inservice training programs. Further, university-sponsored courses should be given to institutional training officers and other correctional personnel. An appendix provides relevant materials from a university-sponsored program of correctional personnel training. Footnotes and tables are included. An appendix supplies reports from the Correctional Training Center, set up to conduct this study, on corrections management, employment development, inmate counseling and treatment programs, and other topics.
Index Term(s): Correctional personnel; Correctional Personnel Training; Correctional planning; Ohio; Staff development training
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