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Supervising the mentally ill in corrections

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Courtroom Security, Maintaining Control of our Inmates

Gary York
With the recent turn of events involving escapes by jail inmates during courtroom appearances, I feel the need to discuss courtroom security. Recently in Florida a murder suspect was in court and bolted right out of the courtroom after receiving help from his girlfriend and three other people. Everyone involved in aiding the escape was arrested and the escapee was recaptured days later. Just one week later at the same courthouse another inmate managed to obtain a Deputy’s handcuff key. After a massive search the key was found in the possession of an 18 year old inmate who was not the original suspect. The original suspect was an inmate in a wheel chair. Incidents of this nature cause great embarrassment to the agency and to the sheriff... .. full story

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GENERAL PURPOSE: Under administrative direction, plans, directs, coordinates and administers the operations, functions, and activities of an adult detention center; provides supervision and leadership ensuring all governing laws and policies are enforced and followed by staff; administers and manages fiscal operations within the current operating budget and plans and develops annual budget; monitors and manages expenditures and revenues; plans, develops, and implements detention center plans and improvements and manages associated activities; provides for the humane detention of inmates in a safe, secure environment according to the standards of the American Correctional Association, Performance Based Standards for Adult Local Detention Facilities (ALDF), Federal Performance-Based Detention Standards (FPBDS); and Standards of the American Jail Association (AJA) ; performs other administrative support functions as directed by the County Manager...

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