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NCJ Number: 69944 Find in a Library
Title: Upshur County (WV) Jail - Operating Procedures Manual
Author(s): P C Parsons; S A Friedel
Project Director: J R Warner
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 43
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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: The Jail Procedures Manual for the Upshur County Jail in Buckhannon, W. VA. stipulates procedures for receiving prisoners, duties of jail officials, inmates rights and privileges, and social services, disposition of juvenile prisoners, staff roles, and jail regulations.
Abstract: Prisoner reception procedures consist of immediate physical procedures (frisking, removal of unauthorized articles, and placement of phone calls by the prisoner) the initial interview; resident classification; supervision; weapons control; inmate segregation; and formal and informal disciplinary procedures. Staffing is covered under employment description and qualifications, training, probation period, regulations pertaining to personnel files, employee benefits, facility surveillance procedures, jail organization, and jail business hours. Additional details pertain to prisoner rights to telephone calls, the limits to personnel use of physical force and restraint, grievance procedures, nondiscrimination, sanitation, personal hygiene, medical care, legal representation, and recreation. Inmate privileges include visiting rules, correspondence, commissary services, television/radio, money, 'good time' credit, and inmate use of jail linens. Also described are religious services, and food, counseling, and library services. Jail policies on the placement, segregation, and rights of the juvenile offenders are detailed. Concluding sections describe duties of jail paraprofessionals, interns, volunteers and trustees and lay down rules for maintaining overall order in the jail. Appendixes include a display of the form used for the initial interview and present models of jail organization and functions from the National Sheriff's Association Handbook.
Index Term(s): Jails; Post-arrest procedures; Procedure manuals; West Virginia
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