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1st Edition of Beyond the Wall

23rd September 2016

“Beyond the Wall” is a publication which brings knowledge and best practices from all over the world. This newsletter is for those who would like to be kept informed with the most up-to-date information across the prisons and correctional field and to stay abreast of what’s happening in our Association. The publication is full of interesting articles, interviews, real stories, materials, researches, good practices, and it will be useful for all our colleagues across the global corrections community. We’ve picked the name “Beyond the Wall” because as an international organisation we have the important mission to not only look within our prisons to seek new initiatives, but also to look […]

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Insight Inside: HMP High Down – Providing a Solid Foundation for Reintegration

31st May 2016

Opened in 1992 High down is situated opposite HMP Downview in Sutton. Built on the site of a former mental hospital at Banstead, the establishment serves the Crown Court at Guildford and Croydon and surrounding magistrate courts. HMP High Down is a category B local, male prison and it has the operational capacity of 1163 inmates. The prison has four Houseblocks each with 181 spaces in single and double occupancy. Two additional Houseblocks are now open and each of them will house 176 prisoners. All of the new accommodation is single cell and have integral sanitation. The new cells are spread over three landings and all of the landings have their own showers and pin phone system […]

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Insight Inside: Colorado DOC

11th March 2016

Since 1871, the state of Colorado’s Department of Corrections has a proud history of serving the citizens of Colorado by maintaining and enhancing public safety. Currently over 6,300 correctional professionals supervise approximately 20,000 offenders in secure prisons and nearly 9,000 parolees. The Colorado Department of Corrections provides for the effective management of criminal offenders in controlled environments which are efficient, safe, humane, and appropriately secure, while providing meaningful work and self-improvement opportunities to assist offenders with community re-entry through pro-social stabilization. There are four internal divisions within the department, led by Executive Director Rick Raemisch, which include; Prison Operations, Finance and Administration, Adult Parole, and Clinical and Correctional Services. The Department […]

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Keeping Corrections Officers Safe; A Look At Body Armor

11th March 2016

Corrections Officers have a very clear and present need for body armor, as the environments they work in can be extremely dangerous. However, many prison services throughout the world still do not provide body armor to their Officers, and those that do often use outdated and unreliable vests. These cannot be assured of their protection, and may not help in the event of an attack. Therefore, many Corrections Officers (COs) are using their own personal body armor. It is common knowledge that the threat of attack from a firearm in a prison is almost zero. While it is irresponsible to say it could never happen, they are simply not a […]

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Implementing Information Technology in Corrections in the Developing World

11th March 2016

As corrections in the developing world moves away from punishment and towards the challenges of rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders, corrections officials are searching for ways to improve both their efficiency and effectiveness. There is often a lack of resources available to manage and provide quality correctional services, even when the will to do so is enduring. Compounding the challenge is the fact that most corrections and prison systems in developing nations have been unable to join the information age; they continue to rely on traditional paper-driven, resource intensive, unreliable, unsecure and difficult-to-access record keeping. Pursuing humane and professional correctional aims for the rehabilitation of offenders is a complicated task […]

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