Corrections Forum

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 3, May/June

Alcohol and the Media
One of the most wide-- spread and overlooked problems in our nation today is underage alcohol abuse. The increase of underage drinking due to a large degree to alcohol advertising is catastrophic. By the age of 15 to 16 most kids will have seen 75,000...
Case Management in the Criminal Justice System - Highlights
Jurisdictions across the country have adopted case management techniques to combat recidivism, homelessness, and joblessness. Case management is being used for arrestees, probationers, and parolees who need services such as batterer intervention, drug...
Correctional Design-Build in North Carolina
The task was monumental when the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) assumed incarceration responsibility for Washington, D.C.'s sentenced adult felons in 1997. The District's principal holding complex, Lorton Prison, was overcrowded with a population of...
Developing Food Service Operation Specifications
Define Specific Needs Below are seven categories typically addressed in a food service operation. As you develop your specifications, your facility may have others that need to be included. * Operational Requirements * Menu Requirements and Specifications...
Getting Hip to Hep: What You Should Know about Hepatitis A,B, & C-The A,B,Cs of Hepatitis
The A, B, Cs HEPATITIS Hepatitis is a disease characterized by inflammation of the liver. Viral hepatitis refers to several common diseases caused by viruses that can lead to swelling and tenderness of the liver. The most common types of viral hepatitis...
How to Get the Right Duress Alarm System for Your Facility
Corrections professionals agree that the key to a I duress alarm system in a large facility is its ability to pinpoint staff accurately if an emergency occurs. "Detection and resolution are the most critical issues," says Tom Faussett, assistant physical...
Juvenile Offenders in Residential Placement: 1997-1999
There were 108,931 juvenile offenders in residential placement on October 27. 1999 In October 1999, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) conducted the second wave of data collection for the Census of Juveniles in Residential...
Laundry (Check) List: Steps for Setting Up an Efficient Laundry
LOCATE THE LAUNDRY Make sure you have the proper available space to set up an efficient operation. Typical laundry guidelines recommend 1 square foot of space per pound of laundry processed per 8-hour day. (i.e. 2,500 lbs. per day processed would need...
Off the Hook: Phone Service Features That Help Relieve Correctional Authorities of Inmate Calling Scams
Tampering with witnesses. Harassing victims and public officials. Conducting drug deals and violent crimes. Threatening security networks. Skimming financial rewards. These are the communications improprieties that prison officials face in managing correctional...
Optimal Management of HIV in Correctional Systems
Approximately 25,000 people known to be HIV-- positive are incarcerated in the United States, according to Bureau of Justice statistics. Testing is voluntary in many states, and many HIV-infected persons who have not progressed to full-blown AIDS can...
Perimeter Security
Electronic, high tech security might be what everyone is talking about, but physical security is where the rubber meets the road in corrections. Without fencing, gates, reinforced walls and more, even the highest tech security programs would be worthless....
Planning a Construction Project
In the past five years, the design-build construction delivery method in correctional settings has been increasingly prevalent compared with traditional design-bid-build construction. Though limited by law in some jurisdictions across the country, current...
State DNA Crime Lab Opens in Richmond
Contra Costa Times An $18 million DNA crime lab, considered to be one of the world's most sophisticated, opened in Richmond this week, and with it, a hefty responsibility of assisting law enforcement officers in 46 California counties identify crime...
V-Free Youth Initiative
More than 90,000 youth across the state of New Jersey have said "no" to violence, vandalism and victimization and have pledged to promote safe, productive environments at school and in their communities. The V Free campaign, launched in September 1999,...
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