Preventing & Managing Riots & Disturbances:
Preventing & Managing Riots & Disturbances:
"Meg and Russ Savage have written a manuscript that must be read and re-read by every correctional professional responsible for our secure facilities across the country. Not only does this book provide an exceptional summary of correctional disturbances from a historical perspective, it draws upon critical lessons learned that led to the development of the Incident Command System for Corrections. The Savages have provided a handbook that will become an important resource to every administrator, security supervisor, and training department, comprehensively providing a step-by-step breakdown of causes, prevention, and responses to disturbances. Recognizing the critical need to develop and maintain a positive institutional culture through robust security audits, following standards as established by the American Correctional Association, professionalism of our workforce, the authors also highlight the importance of a well-trained response capability. Empowering line staff to quickly, decisively, and appropriately react as the initial incident commander is at the core of preventing and mitigating riots and disturbances. The Savages have drawn upon their rich and tenured correctional experience with incident command systems to carefully develop and provide a model, based on the National Incident Management System, which recognizes "staff first" as the critical primary focus in the operation of safe and secure jails and prisons. Preventing and managing riots and disturbances using ICSC is a proven system adopted and implemented by a number of correctional agencies across our country and provides a blueprint for an effective response that focuses on training our staff and then trusting them to serve in their critical public safety role." Doug Dretke, executive director, Correctional Management Institute of Texas George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center, Sam Houston State University Huntsville, Texas

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