Corrections Forum

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 1, January/February

Advantages and Challenges in Outsourcing Food Service Ops
Economies 101 tells us that competition drives innovation, better performance and lower costs for consumers. What works in the private sector works in government, too. Yet in the past government agencies were shielded from the competitive process for...
Cooking for the Masses
Cook/chill operations continue to be a popular and efficient way to cook and serve food to hundreds or even thousands of inmates. The food is well-preserved and maintains its original taste and properties. Many different things are involved in a successful...
Detention Hardware Goes Hi-Tech
People often refer to a prison sentence as "locking the door and throwing away the key." Locks and keys have always been an integral component of prison security. But today, detention hardware runs the gamut-from the most basic locking systems like a...
Getting a Hold on Mold
Mold and mildew have become a huge concern in construction and maintenance of buildings of all types, including correctional facilities. A mold problem can add costs and delays to a construction project and plague facility and maintenance personnel with...
Improving Risk Management Tools
In order to determine a new inmate's risk, whether it's violent behavior or if he or she is vulnerable to abuse, Departments of Correction administer various assessment tests on all new inmates during the first phase of their incarceration. Staff use...
Mental Health Issues
In 2006, growth was the biggest change at MHM Services, Vienna, Virginia. Many correctional facilities now recognize that mental health is separate from physical health, and have turned to MHM for services. Mike Pinkert, CEO of MHM, says that the number...
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ExacuTrak AT CPS Offender MonitoringThe ExacuTrak AT® system combines active GPS with BI's RF monitoring technology, in one system. The system consists of the Bi HomeGuard9® 200 ankle transmitter, portable tracking unit, base station, and mapping software....
Protecting Personal Safety
As prison populations become more violent, personal protection for correctional officers becomes more important. To get a handle on what's happening in personal protection, in general and in specific product categories, CF contacted leading companies...
Sheriff, Jail Seek Immigration Law Powers
Beaufort GazetteThe Beaufort County, S.C., Sheriff's Office Deputies and Detention Center officers could begin fulfilling some of the prerequisites for obtaining some of the authority normally limited to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents,...
Sustainable Design Green. or in Between?
No matter the disagreement on what causes global warming and what can be done to overcome it, there is a clear consensus that there's a danger.Global warming has reached a critical mass of concern, notes host Charlie Rose on a segment of the PBS program...
Technologist Profile
A Q&A with an Inmate Communications SpecialistAn Interview with Thomas W. Sweeney, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Global Tel-Link, Fairfax, VirginiaFirst in a series of profiles that highlight 'technologists' who specialize in various...
Technology to Protect Children from Sexual Predators
SheriffWhen the U.S. Justice Department created the National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) in 2005, it was seen as an important step toward creating an effective way to collect and disseminate information on registered sex offenders that require...
Transport Fleet Safety
One can never be too careful in the case of transporting inmates. The transportation fleet must be kept in top shape and safety precautions must be taken to ensure that the fleet vehicles are designed to accommodate high-risk passengers. Inmate restraint...
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