Corrections Forum

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 4, July/August

Drug & Alcohol Monitoring Equipment
The following are the current tools and software that are vital to substance & abuse detection as well as to the supervision of those offenders in the criminal justice system.StreeTime Technologies and Justice EZ Trac provide six different tools...
Inmate Food Service Certification Program
NEED A LABOR POOL? ARAMARK's In2Work is a multiphase certification program designed to teach qualified offenders transferable skills in food service. Through the program, offenders receive transferable skills in food safety, equipment safety, retail...
Keeping Inmate Transactions Flowing
Kiosks have now become ubiquitous in the landscape of our everyday lives. Because all businesses now rely so heavily on computer technology, kiosks have a major presence in just about every industry. More and more correctional agencies have caught onto...
Prisons Rethink Isolation, Saving Money, Lives and Sanity
New York TimesIt was not surprising that violence erupted in a Mississippi super-max prison in 2007: an inmate stabbed to death with a homemade spear that May; in June, a suicide; in July, another stabbing; in August, a prisoner killed by a member of...
San Francisco Uses Small, Intensive Rehab for Troubled Youths
San Francisco ChronicleLog Cabin Ranch, a 640-acre property in the woods, is home to 24 of San Francisco's most troubled youths. There are no fences, no locks and, no handcuffs, although it is a criminal lockup. In some ways, the ranch seems like summer...
Serving Up the Latest
Today more than ever prisons and jails are concerned with being in compliance with federal food codes and regulations. Food service managers and directors are looking for holding and serving products that offer proper food protection as well as safety...
Telecommunications: Benefits of a Multi-Media Bundle
TECHNOLOGY continues to explode for inmate communications. Software and hardware innovations are being developed for the corrections industry that integrate a wider range of functions than ever before. Inmate phones are bundled with commissary ordering,...
Tight Economic Times: Food Service Cost Containment
THE COST OF FOOD is going up, no question about it. As foodservice professionals we are faced with cost pressures every day. Which issue is it today?Price increases? Fuel surcharge? Product availability? Skilled labor? Dietary requirements? Increase...
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