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Corrections Policies

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.

The court was also highly critical of an alleged unwritten cost-cutting jail policy that caused delays in sending detainees to the hospital when necessary
The ramifications of marijuana legislation on agencies and their hiring processes
Jail policies and classification systems have been largely developed based on the male population
Don’t ever rely on the “search incident to arrest” by the arresting or transporting officer
Lack of post-release transport in county’s inmate transfer policy raises concerns
Corrections is an ever-changing industry, and those changes are most obvious when we look at legal trends
To avoid similar instances from happening, UDOC now requires written notifications to jails if there is any change in the release status of an individual
Lack of staff and training impedes policy adherence in the facility, according to 162-page report by federal monitors
Insufficient state funding and a deteriorating 125-year-old facility compound safety challenges for both inmates and staff