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Correctional Agencies’ Response to Drone Intrusions

By Anthony Galante and Jeremy Nikolow

Drones are very effective at delivering contraband into correctional facilities. They can be flown into tight spaces and can drop packages with extreme precision. These characteristics have caused drones to become a substantial threat to prison security. Unfortunately, there is no simple solution to the problem of drone intrusions within correctional facilities.

A Year in Review: The Most Important Topics in Corrections

The field of corrections faces many impending changes as national leaders assess the country’s criminal justice system. To address such changes and their impact on correctional officers and administrators, In Public Safety has created an online magazine. This online publication addresses everything from dealing with mentally ill inmates to identifying human trafficking networks behind prison walls. 

Drug Abuse Recognition for Probation and Parole Officers

The majority of individuals in the nation’s criminal justice system have substance abuse issues. Suffice it to say, knowledge of drugs and their effects is very important to anyone working in the criminal justice system, especially those working in probation or parole.

To help officers determine if someone is under the influence of drugs, a group of officers in California developed a program called the drug abuse recognition (DAR) course. The DAR program was developed to help identify individuals currently under the influence of drugs, which makes it ideal for use by probation and parole officers, correctional officers, private industry, and school officials. AMU criminal justice student Keith Graves writes about the benefits of this unique program.

Prisons Going Green

With more than 2 million individuals incarcerated in federal and state prisons—the largest correctional population in the world—correctional facilities can play a large role in protecting the environment and sustaining natural resources for current and future generations. AMU criminal justice professor, Michael Pittaro, writes about the benefits of correctional facilities adopting environmentally sustainable "green" practices that can also save a considerable amount of money. Learn more about how correctional facilities can adopt green technologies.

8 Steps for Implementing New Technology Systems in Correctional Agencies

Preparing a correctional agency for technological changes is extremely challenging. AMU's Dr. Ron Wallace shares eight key steps involved in conducting a business process reengineering (BPR) assessment prior to correctional agencies implementing a new automation system. Learn more about how a BPR assessment can save time and money down the road by identifying unanticipated issues early in the project.

Preparing Correctional Agencies for Technological Changes

Implementing an automation system within a correctional agency can be a challenging and complex process. AMU's Dr. Ron Wallace has extensive experience helping correctional facilities automate their processes and recommends administrators start with a business process reengineering (BPR) assessment. Learn more about BPR and what additional steps agencies should take before adopting or implementing new technology.