Risk Management

Managing Risk in Jails

This manual will help jails both to understand risk and its implication for jails and to develop a formal, effective risk management program that uses all of the jail’s basic resources (i.e., human, financial, property, partners, and reputation” (p. v). Chapters following an introduction are: understanding risk and its implications for jails; jail risk management issues and strategies; developing a risk management program; and organizational investments for managing risk. Appendixes provide recommended resources, worksheets (Risk Register, Risk Control Implementation Schedule, and Risk Control Action Plan), and evaluating financing options.

Caring for Those in Custody

A new study by the RAND Corporation and the University of Denver (DU) analyzed insights from a working group of experts with practical expertise in and knowl-edge of inmate mortality trends.