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JMB - Vol. I No. 1 The Role of the Jail Supervisor

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The Role of the Jail Supervisor is a programmed learning experience designed to teach first and second line supervisors the basic roles and responsibilities shared by all supervisors in today's jails, the elements of a good security program, and how to develop the ability to make decisions confidently.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • define the mission of a jail,
  • briefly explain the three elements of a good jail security program,
  • list the two basic tasks which most jail supervisors perform,
  • list and describe seven basic principles which should be followed in order to become an effective jail supervisor,
  • list six traits common to successful leaders, and
  • describe at least seven steps a jail supervisor can take to develop confidence in making decisions.
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JMB - Vol. I No. 2 Communications Concepts for Supervisors

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Communications Concepts for Supervisors is a programmed learning experience designed to teach first and second line supervisors the fundamentals of effective communication. This Bulletin uses two models of communication to teach supervisors how to communicate clearly with their superiors, their peers, and their subordinates.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • make a drawing of the Communications "Plus" Model and briefly explain the communication process depicted in the drawing,
  • explain the principles of verbal, written, and nonverbal communication,
  • explain the supervisor's role in the jail communication process,
  • define and explain the two types of communication moods,
  • explain how to improve the quality of communications in the jail where the supervisor is employed, and
  • make a drawing of the "Reflective Communications Cycle" and explain the communication process depicted in the drawing.
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JMB - Vol. I No. 3 The Science of Documentation

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The Science of Documentation is a programmed learning experience designed to teach first line supervisors the importance of mastering three types of documentation which are used in the jail on a daily basis: written reports and memo, counseling and adjustments, and field notebooks and journals. This Bulletin also teaches the supervisors how accurate, timely documentation helps them defend themselves against liability lawsuits.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • explain why documentation is the most valuable tool a supervisor uses on a daily basis,
  • explain how to use the following types of documentation: (1) written reports and memos, (2) counseling and adjustments, and (3) field notebooks and journals,
  • develop and begin to use a personalized system for keeping field notes on a daily basis,
  • list and explain five guidelines for knowing when to document events,
  • explain three areas in which good documentation can help the first line supervisor defend himself against liability suits, and
  • explain how the supervisor uses documentation in the investigatory process.
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JMB - Vol. I No. 4 Disciplining Subordinates

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Disciplining Subordinates is a programmed learning experience designed to teach first line supervisors the principles and procedures of the progressive disciplinary process, how to initiate disciplinary actions, and how to discern what type of disciplinary action is warranted for specific types of employee rules violations.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • define "progressive discipline" and explain its purpose,
  • explain why the jail should provide all employees with a written policies and procedures manual,
  • list at least eight questions a supervisor should ask him/herself before taking disciplinary action,
  • explain why it is important for supervisors to document perceived violations of established rules or regulations before initiating a disciplinary action,
  • explain the difference between formal and informal discipline, and
  • describe the six types of disciplinary actions discussed in this Bulletin and give examples when each type is appropriate.
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JMB - Vol. I No. 5 Ethics and Responsibility

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Ethics and Responsibility is a programmed learning experience designed to teach first and second line supervisors their responsibilities in identifying and dealing with ethical dilemmas in their roles as supervisors.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • define ethics and how it relates to the correctional supervisor,
  • identify ethical dilemmas,
  • describe a framework for the solution of ethical dilemmas, and
  • explain how responsible decision making leads to higher productivity.
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JMB - Vol. I No. 6 Dealing with Employee Problems

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Dealing with Employee Problems is a programmed learning experience designed to teach jail supervisors to deal with subordinates whose personal problems affect their job performance. Supervisors will learn to recognize employee problems, identify them, and work toward resolving them.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • explain why good employee morale is essential to the proper functioning of the jail,
  • recognize the warning signs of employee problems,
  • identify an employee's reasons for dissatisfaction,
  • ascertain whether an employee's difficulties are related to job conditions or personal issues, and
  • develop and carry out a plan to address an employee's problems.
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JMB - Vol. I No. 7 Time Management

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Time Management is a programmed learning experience designed to train jail supervisors to make the most effective use of their time and to eliminate practices that waste time.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • name three of the most common time-wasters in the work day and identify ways to overcome them,
  • explain how setting priorities and having a daily schedule can improve time management,
  • describe how to conduct and participate in effective meetings,
  • describe how to delegate work successfully, and
  • describe how to handle paperwork efficiently.
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JMB - Vol. I No. 8 Team Building in Corrections

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Team Building in Corrections is a programmed learning experience designed to teach first and second line supervisors how to improve cooperation among the officers in jail work groups. Supervisors will learn the objectives of teams, how to develop team energy, and how to build and maintain a smoothly functioning work group.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • explain the concept of team building,
  • list three necessary steps involved in building a team,
  • explain how to develop team "synergy,"
  • list and describe four types of team behavioral expectations,
  • list five team building activities which jail supervisors can use, and
  • list at least six strategies that can be used to nurture quality consciousness among team members.
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JMB - Vol. I No. 9 Evaluating Employee Performance

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Evaluating Employee Performance is a programmed learning experience designed to teach jail supervisors to conduct formal employee evaluations through a technique called Performance Planning and Appraisal.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • explain the importance of regular, formal employee evaluations,
  • list five objectives of a formal evaluation system,
  • describe the procedure for completing a written performance evaluation,
  • describe the procedure of conducting an evaluation conference, and
  • name follow-up actions a supervisor might recommend to improve an employee's performance.
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JMB - Vol. I No. 10 The Art of Delegation

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The Art of Delegation is a programmed learning experience designed to teach first and second line supervisors the principles and methods of delegating tasks to subordinates, emphasizing management styles and communication techniques.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • define "delegation,"
  • describe three management styles-- autocratic, laissez-faire, and participatory,
  • explain why the participatory style of management lends itself most easily to the delegation of tasks to subordinates,
  • list three advantages of written communication when delegating tasks to subordinates,
  • list four stumbling blocks to good communication, and
  • list six factors which can lead to failure when delegating assignments to subordinates.
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JMB - Vol. I No. 11 Critical Incident Planning: The Supervisor's Role

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Critical Incident Planning: The Supervisor's Role is a programmed learning experience designed to teach first and second line supervisors the step-by-step procedures involved in preparing response plans for the types of emergency situations/critical incidents which typically occur in jails. This Bulletin emphasizes the need for emergency response plans which are simple, flexible, available, and developed with the help of line operational personnel.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • define the term "critical incident,"
  • list at least five types of critical incidents which might occur in jails,
  • explain why all jails must develop a comprehensive critical incident response plan, citing at least four reasons,
  • describe the three objectives of a written critical incident response plan,
  • list and explain at least 12 essential elements of an emergency response plan, and
  • list and describe at least 10 special tasks and roles required in a critical incident response.
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JMB - Vol. I No. 12 Problem Solving/Decision Making

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Problem Solving/Decision Making is a programmed learning experience designed to teach first and second line supervisors the processes involved in solving jail problems effectively and show them how to make decisions.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • explain how to define and identify a problem,
  • describe the fact gathering process,
  • explain how to analyze a problem and develop alternative solutions,
  • list and explain methods used to select the best solution, and
  • explain why it is necessary to evaluate the outcome of the action taken.
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JMB - Volume 1

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JMB - Vol. II No. 1 Inmate Grievance Procedures

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Inmate Grievance Procedures is a programmed learning experience designed to help jail managers develop and implement an equitable grievance procedure that will handle inmates' complaints while improving the delivery of services.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • give three reasons why inmate grievance procedures are essential to proper jail operations,
  • explain what an inmate grievance procedure is and how it works,
  • distinguish matters that should be addressed through an inmate grievance procedure from those that should not,
  • describe the important role line staff play in making the inmate grievance procedure successful, and
  • explain how to use the inmate grievance procedure to aid in facility and program planning.
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JMB - Vol. II No. 2 Supervising Security Operations

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Supervising Security Operations is a programmed learning experience designed to teach jail managers the basic elements of supervising jail security operations.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • explain the role of managers in maintaining and enforcing security in the jail,
  • describe the security precautions required of officers responsible for booking, perimeter security, interior security, and transportation,
  • identify the responsibilities of security officers when making rounds, conducting counts, supervising meals, and handling keys and tools,
  • describe the elements of proper firearms training, and
  • describe the security risks of working with trustees.
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JMB - Vol. II No. 3 Working with the News Media

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Working with the News Media is a programmed learning experience designed to teach jail managers about media relations. This Bulletin explains how to work with the media to maintain a good public image for the jail.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • describe the kinds of jail events that are of interest to the media and the public,
  • distinguish between information that can be released to the media and information that can not be released,
  • explain how jail personnel can help the reporters cover the jail fairly and accurately, and
  • list three ways that a public information officer can help improve a jail's public image.
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JMB - Vol. II No. 4 Labor Relations

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Labor Relations is a programmed learning experience designed to familiarize jail managers with the laws under which they must operate when hiring, firing, training, and managing the employees under their supervision.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • name three laws that affect a manager's interactions with his or her subordinates,
  • explain how discrimination can affect an employee and describe several laws that protect against discrimination,
  • define harassment and explain how a manager can stop harassment on the job,
  • explain how union contracts may affect a manager's decision, and
  • explain the need for documentation and describe the characteristics of good documentation.
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JMB - Vol. II No. 5 The Manager as Trainer

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The Manager as Trainer is a programmed learning experience designed to teach jail managers how to help their subordinates improve their skills and how to teach them new skills.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • explain how to motivate employees to learn new skills,
  • describe the steps of employee training,
  • identify and correct training problems,
  • write specific performance standards to guide and assess employee behavior, and
  • hire outside consultants to train staff.
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JMB - Vol. II No. 6 Personnel Supervision: Getting Results through People

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Personnel Supervision: Getting Results through People is a programmed learning experience designed to teach jail managers effective personnel relations. This Bulletin explains how to improve the manager-employee relationship to create a productive working environment.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • implement management techniques that will improve their relationships with their employees,
  • create and maintain a productive working climate by improving their own working style,
  • counsel their employees effectively, and
  • explain how to perceive and relieve employee stress.
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JMB - Vol. II No. 7 Supervising Special Areas of the Jail

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Supervising Special Areas of the Jail is a programmed learning experience that identifies areas of the jail that present special security problems and explains how to prevent those problems.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • institute a double-check system in the booking and release areas of the jail,
  • explain the proper procedure for collecting, inventorying, and releasing inmate property,
  • identify the items found in the kitchen and medical areas that are special security risks, and
  • explain the proper security measures to take in the record room and in the visitation areas.
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JMB - Vol. II No. 8 Direct Supervision Jails

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Direct Supervision Jails is a programmed learning experience designed to introduce managers to the philosophy and planning behind direct supervision jails.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • describe the basic innovations of direct supervision jails,
  • explain what special qualities an officer in a direct supervision jail must develop,
  • describe how a direct supervision jails looks different from a traditional jail,
  • list three ways that stress is reduced in direct supervision jails, and
  • list three ways that costs are reduced in direct supervision jails.
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JMB - Vol. II No. 9 Proactive Jail Management

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Proactive Jail Management teaches jail managers how to avoid liability by anticipating and addressing potential legal problems.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • describe five proactive ways to avoid liability,
  • explain why inmate grievances should be reviewed regularly by jail management,
  • describe the role of the jail's compliance officer,
  • identify the two main causes of inmate assaults, and
  • explain why it's important to keep in contact with local judges and lawyers.
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JMB - Vol. II No. 10 Population Management

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Population Management teaches jail managers how to reduce overcrowding in their facilities by developing alternative sanctions.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • identify the three steps of population control,
  • describe three ways to reduce the number of pretrial detainees in the jail,
  • explain what a pretrial service agency is,
  • describe three alternatives to traditional incarceration for sentenced offenders, and
  • explain how jail managers can work with elected officials, law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, and judges to make changes in the criminal justice system and control the jail population.
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JMB - Vol. II No. 11 Jail Standards

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Jail Standards is a programmed learning experience designed to teach managers how to use jail standards and reviews to improve jail operations.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • list five ways in which standards can serve as a valuable tool for jail managers,
  • describe the two key elements of a jail inspection,
  • identify five key elements of a compliance plan,
  • describe four features of an ongoing compliance management system, and
  • explain how to use review checklists when performing internal audits of jail functions.
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JMB - Vol. II No. 12 Management of Inmate Property

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Management of Inmate Property is a programmed learning experience that helps jail managers develop and implement policies and procedures for the control of inmate property.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • describe the procedures to use when taking, inventorying, and storing inmate property,
  • name four items that inmates should be permitted to keep with them in the housing unit,
  • describe the procedure to use when releasing inmate property,
  • explain how to manage inmate funds, and
  • explain what to do when inmate property is lost.
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JMB - Volume 2

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JMB - Vol. III No. 1 Training and Staff Development

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Training and Staff Development teaches jail managers how proper training and staff development can ensure that the jail, and the jail staff, will function at the highest possible levels.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • explain the importance of selecting good trainers,
  • describe how to conduct on-the-job training,
  • define cross-training and explain why it is important,
  • list three ways in which trainers can update the training curriculum,
  • explain what staff development is and list four elements, and
  • list three ways to encourage employees to continue their education.
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JMB - Vol. III No. 2 Infectious Diseases: A Management Issue

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Infectious Diseases: A Management Issues teaches managers how to recognize infectious diseases and how to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in the jail.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • explain what infectious diseases are and give five examples,
  • describe why a jail is the ideal environment for the spread of infections,
  • describe three ways to prevent the spread of disease in the jail,
  • describe the symptoms of tuberculosis,
  • explain what AIDS is and how it is spread,
  • list the precautions jail personnell must take to avoid becoming infected with the AIDS virus, and
  • explain what an infection control program is.
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JMB - Vol. III No. 3 Management of Mentally Ill Inmates

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Management of Mentally Ill Inmates teaches managers how to care for and safely manage inmates with psychiatric problems.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • list elements essential to a good inmate mental health program,
  • explain the importance of mental health screening,
  • explain why it is helpful to segregate inmates with mental illnesses,
  • explain what training security officers, mental health personnel, and other jail staff need to prepare for inmates with mental illnesses, and
  • explain the rule of therapist-patient confidentially and how it applies in the jail.
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JMB - Vol. III No. 4 Special Problems in Inmate Management

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Special Problems in Inmate Management teaches jail managers how to cope with such special problems as overcrowded jails, infectious diseases, inmates with mental illness and suicidal inmates, segregated inmates, and the risk of escape.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • list three ways to relieve the problem of overcrowding in jails,
  • explain how to prevent the spread of diseass in jails,
  • explain what precautions to take when dealing with inmates with mental illness and suicidal inmates,
  • list two special precautions to take with inmates in segregation units,
  • explain how to reduce the risk of inmate escapes, and
  • describe four ways to improve officer-inmate communications.
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JMB - Vol. III No. 5 Intermediate Sanctions

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Intermediate Sanctions teaches jail managers about several successful intermediate sanction programs and explains how to implement and operate an intermediate sanction program.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • explain what intermediate sanctions are and list four types,
  • name two funding sources that can help plan and implement an intermediate sanction program,
  • explain why marketing the program is important and who should be consulted before the program is begun,
  • describe three types of monitoring systems to implement in conjunction with an intermediate sanction program, and
  • explain how counseling and educational programs can make intermediate sanctions more effective.
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JMB - Vol. III No. 6 Developing Community Support for Your Jail

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Developing Community Support for Your Jail teaches jail managers creative ways to enhance the jail's image and to develop community support for jail programs.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • describe the responsibilities of a jail public information officer,
  • list the recommended contents of a press kit,
  • describe two ways to familiarize the public with the jail and its activities,
  • explain how employee relations contribute to a jail's public image, and
  • describe the role of a public information officer during and after a jail crisis.
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JMB - Vol. III No. 7 Hostage Negotiations

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Hostage Negotiations teaches jail managers how to respond effectively to jail hostage situations.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • explain why hostage response techniques must be integrated into the jail's emergency response plan,
  • identify four causes of hostage situations and explain how jail managers can prevent them,
  • describe what the hostage negotiation team and other members of the emergency response team must do during a hostage situation,
  • explain the importance of balancing negotiations with tactical efforts in responding to a hostage crisis, and
  • describe the training that negotiators, line staff, managers, and supervisors must have to be effective in a hostage situation.
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JMB - Vol. III No. 8 Personnel Selection and the Americans with Disabilities Act

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Personnel Selection and the American with Disabilities introduces jail managers to the American with Disabilities Act and teaches them how the law may affect hiring practices.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • describe how to conduct a job analysis,
  • explain what the Americans with Disabilities Act is designed to do,
  • explain who is and who is not protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act,
  • describe three types of accommodation an employer might need to make for disabled employees, and
  • explain how the Americans with Disabilities Act affects the employee selection process.
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JMB - Vol. III No. 9 Working with Architects

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Working with Architects teaches jail managers what to expect when designing and constructing a new jail or renovating an existing jail.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • list four phases of the jail design and construction process,
  • explain what steps must be taken after construction is complete and before the inmates move into the new facility,
  • name two types of consultants and describe their roles,
  • explain why it is important to involve jail staff in the planning and design phases, and
  • explain why it is important to market new jail construction to the public.
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JMB - Vol. III No. 10 Interpersonal Communication: Skills-Based Training Strategies

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Interpersonal Communication: Skills-Based Training Strategies teaches jail managers how to get the most out of their investment in staff training.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • explain how Interpersonal Communication (IPC) techniques can improve interactions in the jail,
  • list the tree basic components of IPC,
  • describe the Teach-Show-Do-Input process of skills training,
  • explain the value of teaching staff members to train others, and
  • explain the importance of role models to reinforcing skills training.
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JMB - Vol. III No. 11 Employee Assistance Programs

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Employee Assistance Programs explains how correctional agencies can boost productivity by providing psychological counseling to their employees. It also describes the benefits of wellness training programs.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • explain how psychological counseling can help jail officers deal with the stress of a career in corrections,
  • explain why Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) first began and describe how they generally function today,
  • describe the special difficulties of implementing an EAP in a corrections setting,
  • define "wellness training" and explain how it differs from a traditional EAP,
  • explain how a wellness training program should be marketed to corrections personnel, and
  • list wellness training topics that have particular relevance to the corrections field.
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JMB - Vol. III No. 12 Allocation and Deployment of Personnel

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Allocation and Deployment of Personnel identifies factors that can affect staffing needs and teaches jail managers how to accurately assess the number of staff members needed in the jail.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • name three factors that affect the number of staff members needed in the jail,
  • explain how the jail's mission and its operations can increase staffing needs,
  • list three changes in jail design that might reduce staffing needs,
  • explain how to develop a staffing plan, and
  • explain what the staff availability factor measures.
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JMB - Volume 3

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JMB - Vol. IV No. 1 Progressive Staff Discipline

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Progressive Staff Discipline teaches jail managers how to develop and implement a progressive disciplinary system-- a system in which corrective actions are applied incrementally according to the seriousness of an employee's misbehavior.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • explain the concept of the incremental approach to staff discipline and give examples of how it may be structured,
  • describe how a progressive disciplinary procedure benefits both the employee and the organization,
  • explain the concept of fairness in applying the disciplinary procedure to employee conduct,
  • list the due process requirements that must be fulfilled before a civil service employee may be terminated, and
  • describe the most effective techniques for reprimanding or giving feedback to an employee.
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JMB - Vol. IV No. 2 Transitioning from Linear to Direct Supervision

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Transitioning from Linear to Direct Supervision teaches jail managers how to ensure a smooth and successful move from a linear surveillance jail to a direct supervision jail.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • explain why it is important to involve the staff in the transition process,
  • explain what operating scenarios are and why they are important in the transition process,
  • describe how to prepare inmates for the move to the new facility,
  • give three reasons why it is important that someone from the jail monitor construction, and
  • list the steps to be taken on moving day.
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JMB - Vol. IV No. 3 Creating Partnerships with the Community

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Creating Partnerships with the Community teaches jail managers to identify the jail's needs and address those needs by creating community partnerships.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • explain how to use community partnerships to meet some of the needs of the jail,
  • explain how to identify organizational needs and community resources that will meet those needs,
  • explain how to orient and train staff and community members to ensure program success,
  • explain how community partnerships can improve the jail's public relations, and
  • describe three ways to acknowledge the efforts of community members.
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JMB - Vol. IV No. 4 Motivating Correctional Staff

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Motivating Correctional Staff teaches jail managers how to motivate officers to do their best work.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • describe three ways to gain insight into job applicants during interviews,
  • describe how to instill in new officers pride in themselves and their jobs,
  • describe how to ensure smooth, respectful communication with staff members,
  • explain why it is important to give staff members regular feedback on their work performance, and
  • describe three ways to motivate staff members to work more effectively.
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JMB - Vol. IV No. 5 OSHA Guidelines on Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens

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OSHA Guidelines on Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens helps jail managers develop engineering, housekeeping, and work practice controls that will minimize employee exposure to disease-causing agents such as the hepatitis B virus and human immunodeficiency virus.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • list current legal requirements concerning bloodborne pathogens in a corrections setting,
  • define "bloodborne pathogens," "occupational exposure," and "appropriate personal protective equipment,"
  • make an exposure determination for all job classifications in their facility, and
  • identify engineering, equipment, and procedural changes that will reduce their employees' occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
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JMB - Vol. IV No. 6 Improving Jail Management

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Improving Jail Management teaches jail managers how developing a new organization culture, empowering employees, and establishing a system of participative management can greatly benefit jail operations.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • explain the purpose of a mission statement, a vision statement, and a value statement,
  • explain how staff participation in management improves jail operations,
  • describe the training staff members need to effectively participate in management,
  • list three behaviors that should be valued in managers, and
  • list four criteria that exemplify good leadership.
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JMB - Vol. IV No. 7 Role of the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy in Management

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Role of the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy in Management teaches jail managers the importance of projecting positive job performance expectations on subordinates.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • define "self-fulfilling prophecy" and explain how it applies to jail management,
  • explain why a manager must maintain enthusiasm around subordinates,
  • describe how a manager's indifference towards employees can be damaging to their job performance and career development,
  • explain why it is especially important to nurture officers during their first year on the job, and
  • explain how encouraging staff innovation supports the self-fulfilling prophecy.
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JMB - Vol. IV No. 8 Managing Change In Your Jail

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Managing Change in Your Jail teaches jail managers how to effectively involve jail staff in facility changes.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • explain why jail managers must constantly reevaluate and change the jail procedures and policies,
  • define "change attack" and explain the importance of implementing one,
  • explain why a gradual change is better than a sudden change,
  • explain what transition teams are, and
  • describe the responsibilities of a manager to staff members, inmates, and administrative staff during a transition.
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JMB - Vol. IV No. 9 The Role of Line Supervisors in Direct Supervision

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The Role of Line Supervisors in Direct Supervision teaches jail managers about the adjustments first-line supervisors need to make when moving into a direct supervision facility.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • describe the differences between the line supervisor's role in a traditional, linear jail and that in a direct supervision jail,
  • identify the major responsibilities of the line supervisor in a direct supervision jail,
  • describe the skills required of a line supervisor in a director supervision jail, and
  • identify strategies for helping line supervisors make the transition from a linear jail to a direct supervision jail.
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JMB - Vol. IV No. 10 Fiscal Management for Jail Managers

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Fiscal Management for Jail Managers teaches jail managers how to manage and conserve their budgets in financially difficult times.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • describe the obstacles jail managers face when developing their budgets,
  • explain what causes the "end-of-the-year spending spree" and how to avoid it,
  • list three areas in which it may be possible to cut costs,
  • explain why staffing is always a difficult area to cut, and
  • explain why it is important for staff members to have an active role in the budget process.
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JMB - Vol. IV No. 11 Preparing for Management Positions

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Preparing for Management Positions teaches new and prospective jail managers how to prepare mentally for this important step in their careers.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • describe the difference between a manager and a leader,
  • list three qualities supervisors look for when selecting candidates for promotion,
  • describe how a manager can successfully implement change in a facility,
  • define "team management" and describe its advantages over traditional methods of management, and
  • list three elements essential to the proper development of subordinates.
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JMB - Vol. IV No. 12 Sexual Harassment: Avoiding Lawsuits

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Sexual Harassment: Avoiding Lawsuits teaches jail managers the law of sexual harassment and ways to resolve harassment problems before they reach the courtroom.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • describe the two forms of sexual harassment,
  • define "strict liability" and explain under what circumstances an employer can be held strictly liable for an employee's sexual harassment,
  • list three steps to reducing sexual harassment in the workplace,
  • explain how a charge of sexual harassment can destroy the morale and safety of a corrections team, and
  • list three elements of a proactive strategy which will help avoid sexual harassment litigation in the jail.
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JMB - Volume 4

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JMB - Vol. V No. 1 Jail Ownership by Means of Empowering Staff

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Jail Ownership by Means of Empowering Staff teaches jail managers how empowering staff members improves jail management.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • define "empowerment,"
  • explain why it is important to delegate authority to subordinates,
  • list three reasons why supervisors are often reluctant to delegate authority, and
  • explain why it is important to enlist officers' help in developing jail policies and procedures
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JMB - Vol. V No. 2 Jails and the Courts: A Cooperative Effort

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Jails and the Courts: A Cooperative Effort teaches managers how improving the working relationship between jails and the courts can improve the effectiveness of the entire criminal justice system.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • list four changes in criminal justice that have had a severe impact on jail operations,
  • list three causes of jail overcrowding,
  • give three reasons why jail administrators should not attempt to resolve jail problems without the help of others in the criminal justice system,
  • describe three formal ways that jails and the courts could improve information sharing, and
  • explain why judges and judicial officials should learn more about what goes on in jails and prisons.
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JMB - Vol. V No. 3 Why Not Direct Supervision

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Staff Training: Doing More with Less offers jail managers tips on making staff training as effective and cost-effective as possible.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • explain why employees who are new to their positions need training,
  • explain why experienced employees need training,
  • describe how to make effective use of short blocks of time, such as roll call, for staff training,
  • name four individuals who might be brought in as guest instructors, and
  • name two things managers should consider before using packaged training materials.
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JMB - Vol. V No. 4 Staff Training for Inmate Diversity

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Staff Training for Inmate Diversity teaches managers how to improve cultural awareness and diversity awareness among jail personnel.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • explain why cultural diversity is becoming increasingly important for jail managers to address,
  • describe the possible causes of disproportionality in the criminal justice system,
  • explain what a jail manager can do to address that disproportionality,
  • suggest two ways for a jail manager to develop a diverse staff,
  • list four ways to help staff members improve their cultural awareness, and
  • describe five ways to maintain a high level of cultural awareness.
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JMB - Vol. V No. 5 The Autonomy of Line Officers: Making Decisions

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The Autonomy of Line Officers: Making Decisions teaches jail managers the value of letting officers make routine decisions and describes the training that is required for officers to learn to use their autonomy effectively.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • list four reasons why jail officers' jobs have become more difficult over the last few decades,
  • define "micro-management" and explain why it is not an effective management style,
  • explain what it means to give officers more on-the-job autonomy,
  • explain the benefits of jail policies that allow room for officers' judgment, and
  • explain why it's important that all staff members have a clear understanding of the jail's mission.
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JMB - Vol. V No. 6 Food Service Management

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Food Service Management teaches jail managers how to control and reduce costs through improvements in the jail's food service department.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • describe how a nutritionally adequate menu can be planned for inmate populations within a limited budget,
  • list the basics of a healthy diet, according to the Federal Recommended Dietary Allowances,
  • list three ways to control food service department costs,
  • explain the purpose of production sheets, recipe scaling, and regular inventory, and
  • describe how food management can be improved through computerization.
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JMB - Vol. V No. 7 Low-Cost Programs to Reduce Inmate Idleness

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Low-Cost Programs to Reduce Inmate Idleness teaches managers the basics of setting up jail industries programs.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • describe how the facility, the inmates, and the community can benefit from inmate work activities and jail industry programs,
  • describe five ways to compensate inmates for their labor,
  • list three principles that should guide the development of new and expanded inmate work and jail industry programs,
  • identify five potential opponents to the implementation of such programs, and
  • list four resources a manager should consult before implementing a work or industry program.
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JMB - Vol. V No. 8 Jail Standards and Inspections

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Jail Standards and Inspections teaches jail managers how meeting voluntary and mandatory jail standards helps to maintain optimum jail operations.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • explain what a jail standard is,
  • explain the importance of maintaining high jail standards,
  • list three major sources of standards and explain how each applies to jail operations,
  • describe the role of the compliance manager, and
  • identify six potential consequences of failing to meet standards.
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JMB - Vol. V No. 9 Jail Industries and Private Sector Partnerships

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Jail Industries and Private Sector Partnerships teaches jail managers how to establish a jail industry program in their facilities.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • define "jail industries" and distinguish between traditional jail industry programs and private sector jail industry programs,
  • list the steps to take before implementing a private sector jail industry program,
  • describe the roles of the advisory board and community leaders in the development of a jail industries program, and
  • list the steps to take to select the proper private sector partner.
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JMB - Vol. V No. 10 Mediation Skills: How to Develop a Win/Win Situation

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Mediation Skills: How to Develop a Win/Win Situation teaches managers how to mediate and negotiate conflicts in a positive manner to achieve a solution that benefits all parties involved.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • describe five basic ways people deal with conflict,
  • identify the benefits of collaboration over other strategies of conflict management,
  • describe the steps parties in conflict should take to work out their disagreement in a way that helps to preserve their relationship,
  • explain how brainstorming, used properly, can help parties reach the best possible solution to a conflict, and
  • describe the role of a mediator.
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JMB - Vol. V No. 11 Media Management During an Emergency

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Media Management During an Emergency teaches public information officers and jail managers how to plan and conduct media events to establish a professional image and relationship with the media.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • understand the importance of developing a good working relationship with the media,
  • develop emergency plans to effectively handle the media during a crisis,
  • properly prepare for and conduct media briefings,
  • constructively critique a media briefing, and
  • know what to expect and what to do after a crisis is over.
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JMB - Vol. V No. 12 Politics and Jail Management

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Politics and Jail Management teaches jail managers how to operate effectively with those in the external environment; that is, the world outside the jail.

After completing the study of this JMB Bulletin, jail managers will be able to:

  • explain why it's important for a jail manager to have political savvy,
  • list three "universes" in which a jail operates,
  • list four key political players with whom a jail manager must learn to work,
  • describe three ways to educate stakeholders about jail operations, and
  • identify two ways to learn more about politics and jail management.
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JMB - Volume 5

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JMB Manual

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