Policies are the foundation for all operations in corrections. From inmate due process to report writing, policies set expectations, provide guidance, and protect correctional staff and facilities. This section highlights how correctional facility policies play out in the real world, while also connecting you with best practices for drafting, updating and ensuring accountability with policies.
Responding to jail deaths: Initial steps
Recent legislation underscores the necessity of responding quickly, thoroughly and professionally to all deaths that happen in your jail
4 types of policies rookies should pay close attention to
Policies set the guidelines and expectations of how to function as a correctional officer in any facility
When should medical clearance be done?
Many people who are arrested need urgent medical attention before they are booked into jail
Comfort items: Why not?
Inmates often ask medical practitioners for a second mattress or pillow – there is a right and a wrong way to handle such requests