Corrections Forum

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 6, November/December

Effective Intervention for Serious Juvenile Offenders
Which interventions are most effective in dealing with the serious offender? Although recent research reviews have shown that some intervention programs result in lowered recidivism among youthful offenders, the reviews have only asked whether intervention...
Emerging Issues on Privatizing Prisons
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The state of corrections has come under attack by many during the past decade. Many contend that the current state of affairs will not work in the 21st century. Some argue that the public sector is incapable of handling the complex...
Get What You Need with Javits-Wagner-O'Day
The Javits-Wagner-O'Day (JWOD) Program was established in 1971 (41 U.S.C. 46- 48c) to increase employment and training opportunities for persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. Its primary means of doing so is to direct Federal agencies...
"Just" a Correctional Officer
VIEW POINT When attending departmental functions or meetings of various criminal justice organizations, I try to make it a point to introduce new correctional employees to any of our key staff who are in attendance. On such an occasion, I introduced...
Personal Safety Systems
"You want to find an individual in a duress situation," says Scott Fahey, owner, Person 2 Person Communications. "The need is for a high quality, durable, wireless duress alarm that provides quick response in a flexible presentation (computer, pager,...
Standard Automated Preventive Maintenance
Utilizing the latest software, computers can now track and keep accurate data on all your facilities maintenance. In effect, technology has become a "citizen" that can help protect your facilities while you protect the public. Today this technology is...
Third Watch
The uses of video in corrections and criminal justice are so far reaching it's mind boggling. Video teleconferencing is used for video arraignment, visitation, parole hearings, bail hearings, plea motions, depositions and more. It is used for remote...
This Business Is a "Family Matter"
Bob Barker Company, Inc., the North Carolina-based detention supplier, has recently announced that effective September 17, 2001, founder and company namesake Bob Barker handed over the presidential reins to daughter Nancy Barker Johns. "We know that...
Waste Not Want Not
Money for correctional facilities is always tight. Budgets are always shrinking, and there are always more things to spend money on than the money you have allocated in the budget. Now more than ever before it's important to manage your internal resources...
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