This is essential reading for anyone tasked with eradicating the sexual assault of incarcerated individuals. Eleven promising practices are described: leaders who promote values; officials who seek better ways of managing the inmate population; open communication; recruitment and hiring of well-rounded individuals, mentoring, and succession planning; staff training; direct supervision; effective programs and services; an objective classification system; a comprehensive and independent investigation process; a system for data-driven decision making; and officials committed to correcting mistakes. Appendixes are also included that provide valuable information: literature review; inmate-on-inmate sexual assault investigation, a case description; a guide to effective medical response to prison sexual violence; effective victim services; and “Building Blocks for Institutional Safety” bulletins.
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