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Title: Jails
Corporate Author: American Correctional Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 31
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: American Correctional Assoc
206 N. Washington St., Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This monograph is intended to provide practical guidance for administrators opening new jails and for managers training jail personnel.
Abstract: One article notes that jail facilities present a problem of staggering proportions, yet little information is available to help local officials in their preparation of a transition strategy regarding new jail constructions or major renovations. The author expresses his concern about the tremendous lack of adequate correctional officer training in jails and states that training on issues related to jail management should ideally exist on several levels, with programs that involve judges, city attorneys, and appropriate State legislators in addition to sheriffs, jail managers, and supervisory personnel. He describes several types of National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Jail Center training programs and notes that court action has been and will continue to be a catalyst for change regarding the training of jail personnel, which is often affected by shortages in the budget or manpower and by managerial perceptions of need. Another article outlines an NIC-sponsored seminar on how to open new jail facilities. It recommends a task force approach which breaks activities down into manageable units without significantly compromising the key elements of authority and responsibility. A list of questions to be addressed by task forces should aid the administrator's preparation for the myriad aspects involved in a transition. Endnotes are included. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Correctional planning; Corrections management training; Governmental planning; Jail staff training; Local government; National Institute of Corrections (NIC); Prison construction
Note: Monograph Series 1, no. 3.
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