Publications






Prison Staffing Analysis - A Training Manual

This manual provides guidance that “will enable an agency staffing administrator to set up an agency staffing analysis unit and produce a staffing analysis report for an entire agency” (p.xi).

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Alternatives for Financing Prison Facilities

Financing alternatives for new prison facilities are examined.

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Monitoring Correctional Services Provided by Private Firms

The process of monitoring contractually operated correctional facilities is described.

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Contracting for Correctional Services Provided by Private Firms

The drafting of a request for proposal (RFP) and the negotiation of a contract with a private correctional facility are examined.

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Criminal Justice / Mental Health Consensus Project

Practical strategies for improving an agency's response to mentally ill individuals can be found in these policy statements.

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Action Partnerships for Corrections-Based Victim Services

A compilation of sample policies on victims' rights and services in State Correctional Agencies is presented.

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Report of the Re-Entry Policy Council

Charting the Safe and Successful Return of Prisoners to the Community

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ASCA Reentry Best Practices 2004

Under the leadership of then President Reginald Wilkinson, ASCA published in 2004 Reentry Best Practices: Directors' Perspective. Reentry best practices were submitted by member agencies and clustered into five substantive areas. They were: (1) Prison Programs; (2) Transitional Programs; (3) Mental Health/Substance Abuse Programs; (4) Community Supervision Strategies; and (5) Promising or Unique Services. A copy of the publication may be found by clicking on the link below.

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ASCA Correctional Best Practices 2000

In 2000, 33 ASCA members submitted articles on a wide range of correctional practices they thought produced the best results. ASCA staff edited and organized the submission into a publication entitled Best Practices in Corrections. A copy of that publication may be downloaded by clicking on this link.

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