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Title: Escapes Relative to Staffing and Training at the Dutchman Correctional Institution and the South Carolina Department of Corrections Overview and Analysis
Author(s): J L Harvey
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 69
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Annotation: Ten inmates have escaped from the Dutchman Correctional Institution (DCI) since it opened in October 1980 in South Carolina. Had funds been available to employ DCI staff at an earlier date and thereby provide them with greater and more appropriate inservice training, less escapes from DCI probably would have occurred.
Abstract: Because adequate funds were not allocated, DCI opened with 49 positions less than had been originally requested. Additionally, the hiring schedule did not afford adequate inservice training for the security personnel. When DCI opened, over one-half of its line security staff were very inexperienced and had received insufficient training. Data tables and copies of press clippings concerned with escapes from DCI are provided. (Author summary modified)
Index Term(s): Escape; South Carolina; State correctional facilities
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