Inmate Classification Essay

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The background classification report was developed and established as guidelines and best practices that can be used by the case management staff to appraise the inmate. In addition it’s designed to separate violent inmates from non-violent inmates and reduce potential victims, as well as to control security at the prisons (Gaes & Camp, 2009, p. 155). By using the classification report it allows a comprehensive assessment based on criteria such as age, sex, social history, criminal sophistication, prior history of violence or violent behavior, special needs, such as mental or medical, security encounters, such a risk of escape, gangs, special management, and institutional capacity, availability, security (Carlson & Garrett, 2008, p. 75). In preparing for the initial classification report it should be remembered that many times unless the inmate is a re-offended this is the first contact between the case managers and the…show more content…
A potential roadblock in this area would be picking a competent case manager to provide the needed review as this position would provide crucial to the success of the program from the beginning to the end and have the most contact and influence over the inmate. The case manager as well as the senior staff will use this information as a roadmap to identify potential issues and challenges in each inmates programs and make changes as necessary throughout the process of their confinement continually assessing their needs. It should always be mindful when selecting individuals for this particular type of work, they should be able to work as a member of a team, have a genuine interest in social work in improving others by the many different types of social programs available to them (Carlson & Garrett, 2008, p.
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