Correctional Facilities Crisis Management Program Held at SHSU

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Correctional Facilities Crisis Management Program Held at SHSU

Published on January 21, 2013 by Larry Crippen

Correctional officials from across the country recently gathered at the Correctional Management Institute of Texas at Sam Houston State University to learn incident command and emergency preparedness skills to deal with crises ranging from daily issues to large scale disasters in their institutions.

The 36-hour program, sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections, provided classroom and hands-on instruction on the methods, practices, procedures, and systems needed to manage crises in correctional facilities.

Coordinated with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) for use in disasters, the program is the only one in the country to adapt the national model to correctional settings, which can be applied to simple crises such as medical calls on a unit to complex disasters such as a full scale riot or a major weather event threatening facilities.

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