Event Calendar

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Behavioral Management Unit: Policies, Procedures, and Pitfalls

Start Date: 9/30/2020 2:00 PM EDT
End Date: 9/30/2020 3:00 PM EDT


Organization Name: American Jail Association

Contact:
Lori
Email: lorib@aja.org
Phone: (301) 790-3930

Webinar: Sept. 30
2:00 - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Tyrone Shaw

The Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center Behavioral Management Unit (BMU) was created due to The Solitary Confinement Study and Reform Act of 2015 or H.R. 3399. The command staff saw fit to establish a unit where inmates are treated humanely as well as lessen the time spent in Disciplinary Segregation. The maximum amount of time an inmate may stay in the BMU is 15 days. The new guidelines ensure the management of an inmate’s behavior does not violate ACA, PREA, ICE, and the state’s minimum standards. The goals of the Reform Act and the needs of the facility were met by restricting everyday privileges that would have been afforded to inmates if they were in general population. This presentation examines how the BMU has enhanced the effectiveness of facilities utilizing the direct-supervision model. Through methodical and systematic restricting of daily privileges, the BMU enhances the value of a direct supervision facility.



        




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