Standard D05.02.02: Resolution at the Lowest Level

By : Tate McCotter, NIJO Executive Director Nicole Youseff, Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, AZ KEY ISSUES Have a discussion with most correctional supervisors and say the word grievance.  For most, it is a dreaded word.  Dealing with complaints about policies, procedures, decisions made by administrations and accusations of misconduct by fellow officers can be taxing…

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Voluntary Exposure in Jails & Prisons–Do your policies protect you?

By Expert : Tate McCotter Correctional officers regularly deal with inmates who voluntarily disrobe – actions which can lead to compromising situations that can adversely affect the safety, security, order and discipline of the jail.  Voluntary exposure by an inmate is connected to a variety of key issues that present serious liability and administrative issues which are…

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Voluntary Exposure in Jails & Prisons–Do your policies protect you?

Correctional officers regularly deal with inmates who voluntarily disrobe – actions which can lead to compromising situations that can adversely affect the safety, security, order and discipline of the jail.  Voluntary exposure by an inmate is connected to a variety of key issues that present serious liability and administrative issues which are critical for administrators…

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Legal-Based Guideline G02.05.02: Accounting for Supplies and Utensils

KEY ISSUES: Food services are an essential part of the daily operations of a jail1.  Because of the vast differences in correctional institutions and each administration’s limited resources, the operational processes vary from facility to facility.  Some have elected to manage all of the food operations from A to Z.  Others have elected to outsource…

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