Every law enforcement agency, regardless of size, transports prisoners from its correctional facility to courthouses, medical facilities, prisons and other sites. When doing so, ensuring the safety and security of the prisoners and the corrections or law enforcement officers transporting them is critical.
At any time, officers could be transporting male, female and juvenile inmates. They might also move prisoners with physical disabilities or who are wheelchair-bound. In one trip, officers may find themselves transporting dangerous prisoners in the same vehicle as people charged with traffic or minor nonviolent offenses.
Keeping prisoners under control can be difficult in a controlled institutional setting, but it can be especially problematic during transport, when many prisoners may be desperately seeking opportunities to escape. Even if they’re not, prisoners can misbehave and endanger the safety of correctional officers, other prisoners, and even themselves.
This Corrections1 guide addresses the issues to consider in planning the acquisition of prisoner transport products.
Included in this guide:
- Key considerations before purchasing prisoner transport products
- Top implementation considerations
- Questions to ask vendors
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