2018 in Review
Understaffing. Overcrowding. Budget cuts. From complex challenges to new technologies and innovations, 2018 was truly a banner year for corrections in the news.
As we turn the page on 2018, take a look back at the biggest moments in corrections with features from our expert columnists and lists of the year's top moments.
Full list of 2018 in Review results
Top 5 most bizarre contraband smuggling stories of 2018–
Think you’ve seen it all?
Tier Talk Podcast: The strangest corrections stories of 2018–
From wacky courtroom appearances to oddball encounters, 2018 had no shortage of bizarre news in corrections
Case study: How a Maine correctional facility reduced contraband instances to zero–
Stop smuggling from undermining the security of your inmates and staff with a body scanner
Roundtable: 7 critical issues in corrections in 2018–
From inmate mental healthcare to officer recruitment and retention, the corrections profession faced many challenges in 2018
5 agency improvements corrections officers want to see in 2019–
We asked our members how they would like to see their agencies improve in the coming year
5 of the biggest challenges facing corrections in 2019–
As we enter the final year of this decade, these challenges should serve as a roadmap to identify opportunities to improve the field of corrections
The top safety and operational issues that impacted corrections in 2018–
Assaults on correctional officers, inmate mental healthcare and the impact of new technologies dominated the headlines this year