Corrections Forum

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 1, January/February

Auditing a Correctional Food Service Operation
Contracting your correctional facility's food service (offers many benefits, including cost control, accountability and management. But,before taking the first step toward deciding whether contracting is appropriate for your institution, its recommended...
Clean Your Desk
Monday, January 14th is National Clean Off Your Desk Day. It is listed in Chase's Annual Events as the second Monday of each year. Mr. Chase's daughter started this day to get her father to clean off his desk at least once a year. Eileen Roth, author...
Findings in Juvenile Justice
COMPARING BOOT CAMPS WITH TRADITIONAL FACILITIES FOR JUVENILES The National Institute of justice (NIJ) has conducted research to compare the environment of boot camps with that of traditional juvenile correctional facilities. In this study, the NIJ set...
Innovations in Inmate Medical Services
Correctional medical facilities have undergone many changes in recent years. Some of the changes have ccurred in patient records management, drug and alcohol testing products, HIV testing, medication packaging and dispensing, and mental health services....
Lawyers Can Now Call Witnesses by Remote Control
Christian Science Monitor In the last five years, federal and state courts throughout the United States have implemented new videoconferencing technology that permits access between prisoners and courts in rural areas. At the Boone County, Mo., Courthouse,...
Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program
The Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program (PIECP) exempts state and local departments of corrections from normal restrictions on the sale of prisoner-made goods in interstate commerce. In addition, it lifts existing restrictions on certified...
Security System Upgrades: Integrate or Replace
Suppose you are upgrading the perimeter security system in your facility, and you call in vendors for the bid process, only to be told that your system isn't upgradeable, it's only replaceable? Why? Because your system is proprietary and the company...
Security, Violence and Gangs
Is Rikers About to Explode?" was the question asked on the October 10, 1994 cover of New York Magazine. The article was only one of many negative newspaper and magazine articles written about the near riotous climate on Rikers Island and focused on the...
State Races to Verify Sex Offenders
Rocky Mountain News In Colorado, law enforcement officials are working hard to find out how many of the roughly 8,500 sex offenders in Colorado have registered with authorities as required by a law that went into effect on July 1. Under the terms of...
The Fraud Vanguard
We suspect your inmates aren't just calling their moms," is the attentiongrabbing headline in a current correctional-telecommunications firm's advertising campaign. You get the point. Inmates have been up to every type of fraud and scam possible since...
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