Managing Direct Supervision Jails When They Become Overcrowded

Keenhold, David G.
March 2008
American Jails;Mar/Apr2008, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p83
The article provides information on managing overcrowded jails in the U.S. The need for additional beds, telephones, foods services are just part of the problem in an overcrowded detention facility. It is also noted that by providing recreational facilities, visitations and others may contribute against idleness among inmates. However, the author suggests that the most effective way in managing overcrowded inmate population is through direct supervision.


Related Articles

  • Internet Visitation Cuts Costs. Schaffer, Sheriff Gary // Sheriff;Mar/Apr2012, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p32 

    The article focuses on the approach of the Cape May County Correctional Center for inmate visitation in New Jersey. The author mentions that the correctional facility provides full and complete visitation of inmates over the internet from any location around the world. He also discusses the...

  • Parole of a Lifetime. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;6/29/2004, Vol. 348 Issue 31915, p31 

    Reports that the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has granting early release for prison inmates in an effort to keep crowding to a minimum despite an improvement in the state prison system as a result of a billion dollar prison-bonding program.

  • MANAGING HOMOSEXUALITY IN PRISON: A BRIEF REVIEW OF POLICY OPTIONS. Awofeso, Niyi // American Jails;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p79 

    Presents policy options in addressing prison homosexuality across the world. Advantage of ignoring the existence of homosexuality in an institution; Prevention of the conversion of a heterosexual to homosexual by allowing conjugal visits of an inmate's wife or girlfriend; Establishment of...

  • Booze, jail and no justice.  // New Internationalist;Nov99, Issue 318, p5 

    Reports on the overpopulation in correctional institutions in Sudan. Imprisonment as a penalty for minor offenses committed by women in Sudan; Sudan government's efforts to increase the incarceration capacity of the Ombudsman Prison for Women; Maximum capacity of the prison.

  • Undertrial Prisoners in India. RAGHAVAN, VIJAY // Economic & Political Weekly;1/23/2016, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p17 

    Across the world, prisons are increasingly used as instruments of social control. With its huge undertrial population in jails, India is headed in the same direction. Measures like restricting visitors' access to prisons only aggravate the situation.

  • Communication breakdown. Schnitzler, Peter // Indianapolis Business Journal;10/11/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 31, p3 

    Reports on the failure of the efforts of the Marion County Community Corrections to ease jail overcrowding through a new community corrections facility in Marion County, Indiana. Refusal of the Metropolitan Development Commission on the proposed construction of a work-release center; Concern of...

  • Rikers Island, Population 9,790. Chammah, Maurice; Goldstein, Dana; Hager, Eli; Santo, Alysia; Schwartzapfel, Beth; Tabor, Nick; Thompson, Christie; Weichselbaum, Simone // New York;6/29/2015, Vol. 48 Issue 14, p26 

    The article discusses the conditions of the penal colony in Rikers Island, New York based on the accounts of people working and living in the jail complex. Topics covered include a brief history of the opening of the jail in Rikers Island, New York, the emergence of various gangs due to the...

  • Video Visitation a Boon in Omaha. Dueker, Taylor T. // American Jails;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p65 

    Reports on the plan of the Douglas County Corrections Center in Omaha, Nebraska to implement a video visitation facility. Aim of increasing the number of visitations conducted per day, increase safety and lower the costs for staffing, operations and initial construction; Planning and management...

  • When Family Members Go to Jail. Kerle, Ken // American Jails;Mar/Apr2004, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p5 

    Focuses on the visitation of family members of inmates in jails. Absence of non-contact arrangements; Importance of non-contact visitation; Assumption of jail staff regarding visitors to jails; Development of a collaborative type of venture to assist inmate families.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics