We left off at the end of Servant Leadership: What It Is and Why It Matters to Your Future with,“Become a successful steward to those entrusted to your care. Seek out alternatives to the status quo and always question to see if there is a better way. Don’t ever stop learning how to develop new opportunities for yourself and for others within your organization.” Let’s take that to another level.
Since 2012,one of the most requested subjects for jail training across the United States has been PREA. In 2012,the National Institute for Jail Operations trained in 35 states on a variety of legal-based subjects. Sheriffs and jail administrators have repeatedly asked in simple terms “What is PREA and how does it affect my jail.” Many are concerned about becoming “PREA compliant”,wondering what penalties and liability may occur with non-compliance to the DOJ PREA standards. With the world of liability,litigation and political pressure,it is understandable
Many jails in the United States are in the middle of a nationwide trend to go kosher. It has sent food costs soaring and left many sheriffs and administrators wondering what to do. They also wonder how to make an already tapped budget work with even less to accommodate those requests.
The Emergence of National Standards
In the debate over whether solitary confinement is beneficial or hostile to prisoner management,legal considerations have received insufficient attention. The Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that officials have a duty to take reasonable measures to protect prisoners from violence. But to provide reasonable measures to protect safety,officials must be able to control prisoners’ mobility,interaction with other prisoners and capability to harm others. Hands-on methods of control (ie.,grappling,fighting) provide high risk of injury.