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Indian Country Jails

Jails are a complex ecosystem with a variety of challenges. Staffing, health care, budgeting, adequate funding and resources, recruitment, hiring, and retention, aging facilities, jail planning, managing special populations, appropriate staff training, and a host of other items are all relevant issues for Indian Country jails.

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Jail Standards and Inspection Programs: Resource and Implementation Guide

Jail standards ensure that constitutional and statutory provisions are put into operational practice. These standards ensure a greater consistency across the state in jails’ quality of care, use of resources, and operations.

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Objective Jail Classification Systems: A Guide for Jail Administrators

Objective jail classification (OJC) is a process of assessing every jail inmate’s custody and program needs and is considered one of the most important management tools available to jail administrators and criminal justice system planners.

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TEXAS JAIL STANDARDS INFORMATION

The Texas Commission on Jail Standards is the regulatory agency for all county jails and privately operated municipal jails in the state.

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Step-down Programs and Transitional Units: A Strategy to End Long-term Restrictive Housing

This brief will examine the concept of step-down or transitional programs, including their goals, different ways in which they can operate, key components of effective programs, and common pitfalls that should be avoided to promote their success.

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Caring for Those In Custody: Identifying high-priority needs to reduce mortality in correctional facilities

RAND Corporation and the University of Denver (DU) analyzed insights from a working group of experts with practical expertise in and knowledge of mortality trends.

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The Overlooked Role of Jails in the Discussion of Legitimacy: Implications for Trust and Procedural Justice

Correctional facilities are responsible for the care, custody, and control of individuals who are detained while awaiting trial or who have been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of imprisonment.

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Report Identifies Emerging Best Practices In The Management Of LGBTI People In Correctional Settings

The report documents that sexual and gender minority individuals who are incarcerated experience exceptionally high rates of sexual victimization in U.S. prisons and jails as compared to other inmates.

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Addressing Jail & Community Violence – More Than a Policing Problem, Possible Solution – Project SAFE: Service Alternatives Focused On Engagement

The authors of this article cite relevant research as they discuss the need to examine the role of legitimacy in jail settings, the impacts that legitimacy has on the cooperation and compliance of community members, and the relationship between legitimacy and corrections as well as the broader criminal justice system.

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Substantiated Incidents of Sexual Victimization Reported by Adult Correctional Authorities, 2016–2018

Using data from the Survey of Sexual Victimization (SSV), this report features substantiated incidents reported by adult correctional authorities for the 3-year aggregate period of 2016–18.

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Safety Matters Supplementary Resources Facilitator Guide

 This blended curriculum to explore tools and skills you can use to address sexual safety, and other forms of safety, in women’s correctional facilities. Research and experience tells us that women behave differently than men in a correctional environment.

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Safety Matters: Managing Relationships in Women’s Facilities

Research and experience tells us that women behave differently than men in a correctional environment. Most notably, woman inmates tend to be more relational.

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