Authors: The Moss Group, National Institute of Corrections
This Quick Guide will help agencies and facilities develop a comprehensive response to working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) inmates. It is not meant to provide an answer to every question or an in-depth discussion of all issues that agencies face or that the LGBTI population faces while in custody. It provides an overview of the important issues that agencies should consider when working to house and treat LGBTI inmates in a way that is safe and consistent with an agency’s mission, values, and security guidelines … This Quick Guide is organized chronologically according to the decisions an agency will have to make before and at the point when an LGBTI individual enters the system. These areas of focus include: Assessment of Agency Culture (as relates to LGBTI individuals); Assessment of Agency Staff and Administration Knowledge and Attitudes; Examination of Current Relevant Agency Norms; Development and Implementation Mechanisms; Development of Awareness of Current Legal Responsibilities; Foundational Issues; Intake Screening/Risk Assessment; Classification and Housing Placement; Medical and Mental Health Care; Information Management; Group Inmate Management; Specific Safety and Privacy Concerns for Transgender and Intersex Inmates; and Staff, Volunteer, and Contractor Training Requirements
Authors: Arlington County Sheriff’s Office
This document contains the code of ethics and conduct for employees of the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office. Policy, definitions and procedures are included.
Authors: Peumansend Creek Regional Jail
Description: This document details Peumansend Creek Regional Jail’s Policy that “understanding, classifying, treating and housing gender identity disorder, known as GID, inmates are very real and complicated issues for the staff at PCRJ. Both sensitivity to the medical condition and the need to balance safety and security concerns are critical issues. GID inmates include transsexuals or hermaphrodites”. Definitions and procedures are included.
Authors: Orange County Corrections Department
This document includes the policy on inmate possession of pornography in Orange County Corrections Department facilities.
Authors: Arlington County Detention Facility
This brochure introduces inmates to the sheriff’s office’s policies and procedures regarding initial processing, the grievance process, personal property guidelines, and dress code. Rules and discipline procedures are also included.
Authors: Arlington County Sheriff’s Office
This document defines and outlines the policies and procedure for inmate sexual misconduct and sexual assault for the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office.
Authors: Constance Clem
Contents of these proceedings are: introduction; meeting take-aways in brief; illegal alien programs; proactive discipline, part 2; PREA update; intersex and transgender issues; Legal Issues in Jails—2009; open forum; announcements; LJN business; final meeting agenda; participant list; and index of past LJN meeting topics.
Authors: National PREA Resource Center, Vera Institute for Justice
These are the slides from the PRC's second PREA In Action Webinar Series hosted by the PRC and the Vera Institute for Justice.
See the webinar recording at the PRC webinar archive.
Authors: Nancy G. La Vigne, Sara Debus-Sherrill, Diana Brazzell, P. Mitchell Downey, Urban Institute
With help from Urban Institute researchers, three county jails adopted strategies to prevent sexual assault and violence among inmates by increasing the effort required to commit violent acts and by making perpetrators more likely to get caught. Rather than changing the underlying motivation behind offending behavior, these strate- gies used a situational crime prevention approach to change the environment and how it is managed, closing off opportunities for crime (Clarke 1997). Fewer triggers and opportunities to commit violence should translate into fewer offenses—and the jail environment is, in most cases, easier to control than individual behavior.
Authors: Colorado Department of Public Safety
Strategies for preventing inmate sexual assaults in the San Francisco County Jail are related. This publication contains these sections: the San Francisco County Jail—a model for protecting inmates; consistency in leadership and vision; employee hiring and training; staff diversity; objective jail classification system; investigation process; San Francisco Sheriff’s Department Sexual Assault Policy; collaboration with the legal system; direct supervision; inmate programming; recommendations; Logic Model: San Francisco Sheriff’s Jail; and summary.
The PREA Resource Center provides training and technical assistance to adult and juvenile corrections and law enforcement agencies seeking to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse in confinement.
Resources for survivors and their families are available here.
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