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Tennessee Jail Staff Wellness – March 2024

In an effort to address correctional staffing challenges and
increase job satisfaction among staff working in Tennessee’s
jails, the Tennessee Corrections Institute (TCI) partnered with
researchers from Austin Peay State University (APSU) and the
Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) to conduct interviews with a
sample of jail staff across the state.

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Correctional Officer Safety and Wellness Literature Synthesis
Correctional officers (COs) play a pivotal role within the wider prison system as they are …
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Workforce Issues in Corrections
The backbone of corrections is its workforce. The corrections sector relies on qualified, trained and …
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Jail Incarceration: A Common and Consequential Form of Criminal Justice Contact

Although jails are both common and consequential, affecting millions of individuals annually, they are a relatively understudied aspect of the criminal justice system. In this review, we first document the prevalence of jail incarceration, highlighting how jail incarceration has risen in tandem with the more commonly examined prison incarceration.

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Correctional Officer Safety and Use of Safety Equipment in a Correctional Facility
Correctional officers work in dangerous environments that increase their risk of injury. Their rates of …
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Be Aware, Be Smart, Be Safe: Correctional Officer Safety
Wherever you interact with criminal offenders, there is a real danger of assault, attempted escape …
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Total Worker Health® Needs Assessment to Identify Workplace Mental Health Interventions in Rural and Urban Jails
With a community-based, participatory approach guided by the TWH paradigm, it was feasible to implement …
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NIC Training: Introduction to the Roles and Responsibilities of Jail Administrators
This course will provide new jail administrators, sheriffs, and prospective jail administrators an overview of …
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Impact of a Total Worker Health® Mentoring Program in a Correctional Workforce
Background: Correctional Officers show signs of adverse health early in their careers. We evaluated the …
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Current and Innovative Practices in Reducing Staff Trauma and Organizational Stress in Corrections for Correctional Officers
This webinar will present the findings from a two-year cooperative agreement with NIC and national …
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NIC Training: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Correctional Settings
For many people, this time in history brings new insights into the criminal justice system …
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Promoting Civility in the Correctional Workplace (NIC Webinar Series)

Workplace incivility describes the subtle and obvious behaviors that are generally rude, discourteous, and suggesting of a lack of respect for others. When unchecked, incivility erodes an organization’s culture and adversely impacts the well-being of those who are the targets of uncivil behavior.

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