Finance and Budgets
The Finance & Budgets topic features news and expert opinion on monetary issues within the prison system — from advice on how to manage shrinking budgets to financial planning for corrections officers.
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What can US corrections learn from the German prison system?– 7
With adequate funds for staffing and security, there are few attacks on correctional officers and little to zero use of solitary confinement in German prisons
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
Grants for opioid-response initiatives–
Funding is available for trace detection machines, Narcan kits and data-sharing technology to document problems in your jurisdiction
How an electronic law library saves money, improves inmate access to information–
Implementing an electronic law library can contain research costs and reduce risks of inmate litigation, while keeping your facility in compliance with specific state mandates
Greening corrections impacts more than the environment–
In the field of “green corrections,” the triple winners of saving money, developing inmate job skills and helping the environment drive administrators’ interest
How to use online education for CO training–
With shrinking training budgets and staff shortages, online education provides a cost-effective and time-efficient way for facility leaders to deliver CO training
How to handle the understaffing crisis in corrections– 1
Correctional officers are having to rack up hundreds of mandatory overtime hours, which can threaten both CO and inmate safety
How to develop and fund a body-worn camera program for corrections– 1
Video technologies are transforming law enforcement operations; what considerations go into the deployment of bodycams in correctional facilities?
5 things to avoid as an IT project manager in corrections–
When there are communication failures between the project manager, the vendors, the team and executive leadership things get ugly
5 best practices for IT project management in corrections–
Managing IT projects requires a tremendous amount of attention to detail and strong communications skills
Our system is suffering: Why we need change in corrections– 8
The pendulum has shifted to favor the inmate population
Tier Talk: How safe is your facility?– 2
Is the safety of a facility jeopardized when you cut staff strictly on budget concerns?
How prisons can afford expensive contraband prevention tools–
If you're looking for a more affordable way to get that desired body scanner, here are some creative options to add to your budget
States can save money prioritizing education over incarceration–
The reality is that incarceration is expensive. There is no denying that fact.
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