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    Inmate management, education and death notices

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    Imagine that a new education program was created to service inmates who do not hold a high school diploma. The inmate population is approximately 1500 on any given day, and only 10 percent are serving life sentences. The majority of inmates will be released within 3 years, and the average age of the inmate population is 19.

    Since this is not a mandatory program, how should programmers determine the number of General Education Development (GED) instructors to hire?

    What factors should be considered in determining the number of instructors hired to staff the education program? Should there be any restrictions in terms of inmate eligibility?

    Read the procedures in the inmate death notification policy.

    Inmate Death Notification

    Procedures (steps to be taken) when an inmate dies while in the custody of the Department of Corrections:

    Contact the media to inform the public about the death
    Contact the next of kin
    Report the death to the Department of Corrections for record-keeping purposes
    What are the important procedures to be considered for the policy on inmate death notification? Why? Are there any procedures you believe have been omitted in the policy above? Are there other critical elements that should be included in the procedures above?
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    The program should first decide how many people are interested and what the criteria is for being allowed to participate in the program. Additionally, the organization will need to decide how many different classes it will offer each week and if the inmates must stay within the assigned time frames. In other words, if one is assigned to the 1pm class, they do not change to the 4pm class without rigorous vetting for the reasons for the change. Another consideration is if the classes will be taught or proctored by more than one education ...

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    Review of how to managed education and death notices in Prisons.