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Jail use of force - pretrial vs sentenced

>>what's your opinion?

SJ: I’m looking for any agency (sheriff’s dept) that has a different use of force policy that’s different from road patrol. If you have a UOF policy for pretrial detainees and another for sentenced inmates, I’d love to see the wording used. We’re going to a constitutionally based for the dept. and we are investigating the 8th and 14th ammendments for jail policies. Can anyone help me????
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Principles of Recidivism Reduction

By National Reentry Resource Center
In recent years, criminal justice and social science researchers have identified specific principles that are proven effective in reducing recidivism. When implemented correctly and consistently, the principles of Risk, Need, and Responsivity will help to decrease the likelihood that an individual will reoffend.1 These principles, based on decades of study, help policymakers and practitioners make informed decisions on how to use their resources to improve outcomes for a population that is often served by the criminal justice, behavioral health, and other social service systems... full story

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