Event Detail2018-08-04T15:43:11+00:00
Seminar Title

Best Practices for Jails/Corrections

Dates of Events

12/03/2019 through 12/04/2019

Last Updated: 10/01/2019
Instructor(s): Tracey Reed
Location: Tarrant County Sheriff's Academy - 1500 Circle Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76119
Hotel: Hampton Inn - 6555 Park Brook, Forest Hill, TX 76140
Course Registration Fee: $275
Instructor Bio
Kentucky Association of Counties, Kentucky Department of Corrections, Jail Standards (Retired) Louisville, Kentucky
Course Objectives
Course Overview:

Best Practices for Jails/Corrections:
From Intake and Beyond
“What All Jail Supervisors and Staff Need to Know”


Course Objectives:

Health Care Screening: Interviewing and observation skills necessary to conduct an effective health receiving screening.

Intoxication & Withdrawal for Correctional Officers: Under- stand the basics and symptoms of intoxication & withdrawal symptoms of commonly used substances. You will also learn how to recognize when an inmate/detainee may need medical attention for substance related issues, as well as many of the negative effects of substance withdrawal.

Mental Health & Suicide Prevention in Corrections: Recognizing suicide risk behaviors, how substance abuse and mental health issues contribute to suicide risk, prevention & early intervention techniques to better address suicide risk.

Objective Classification Basics: Understanding a formalized classification process in how to identify possible “red flags” that warrant re-classification or specialized housing and learn the legal ramifications surrounding “Duty to Protect”.

Offender Manipulation: Understand why it is important for correctional officers to identify the various ways offenders manipulate jail staff and provide strategies they can use in order to prevent staff manipulation. Learn ways jail staff can address offender manipulation if they fall prey to their manipulation games.


Inmate Offender Rights: Understand what rights the offenders have and the standards in which the correctional officers must meet in order to ensure that the inmate offender’s rights are not violated. During this training, we will place special emphasis’ on the right to adequate medical and mental healthcare by discussing the major US Supreme Court decisions that confirmed inmate offender’ rights to health care and examine ways that Correctional staff may or may not become liable for denying or delaying this care.

I Have Been Sued, Now What?: Understand the most common high-risk critical tasks that impact jail & correction operations. How operation task can create exposure to liability. Why it is important for agencies to be pro-active, not reactive in developing policies, procedures and reviewing customs and practices. The importance of conducting a thorough post critical incident reviews and how documentation can impact a successful defense.