How inmates Study & Attempt to Manipulate the Jail Staff

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About the course

Jail correctional officers and deputies work inside facilities where operations are governed by policies and procedures. Jail staff, both sworn and non-sworn, must keep a step ahead of the inmates and their con-games and schemes. Inmates will attempt to circumvent jail staff authority and create cracks in the security network. While jail officers may think that all is well and operations are running smoothly, inmates devise very subtle ways to pull ‘fast ones’ on us. The inmate’s main tool is manipulation. This in service course will discuss ways that staff can combat this, learn how inmates ‘do time;’ learn to resist inmate manipulation and how to maintain and not cross professional boundaries. Actual case studies that have resulted in inmates winning and staff losing will be closely examined.