Jail operations manual

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Unformatted text preview: U.S. Department of Justice National Institute of Corrections Sheriff's Guide to Effective Jail Operations U.S. Department of Justice National Institute of Corrections 320 First Street, NW Washington, DC 20534 Morris L. Thigpen Director Larry Solomon Deputy Director Virginia A. Hutchison Chief, Jails Division Jim T. Barbee Project Manager National Institute of Corrections World Wide Web Site http://www.nicic.org Sheriff's Guide to Effective Jail Operations Mark D. Martin Paul Katsampes, D.P.A. January 2007 NIC Accession Number 021925 This document is supported by cooperative agreement #06J46GJJ2 from the National Institute of Corrections, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view or opinions stated in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official opinion or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. Contents Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix Chapter 1. Role, Purpose, and Characteristics of the Jail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Purpose of the Jail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 The Role of the Jail in the Local Criminal Justice System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Characteristics of the Jail Population . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Chapter 2. Sheriffs Roles and Responsibilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Chapter 3. Providing Effective Leadership and Support for the Jail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 The Leadership Function and Expected Outcomes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Creating a Vision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Developing and Implementing the Mission and Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 The Jail Administrator as a Member of the Sheriffs Executive Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Managing Human Resources and Creating a Positive Organizational Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Managing the External Environment and Developing Public Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Chapter 4. Liability and Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Jail Liability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Jail Liability ....
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