Adult Prisons and Jails with Immigration Supplement Lockups Juvenile Facilities Community Corrections

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For The Prevention, Detection, Response, and Monitoring of
Sexual Abuse in:

Adult Prisons and Jails



During the public comment period, the Commission conducted a Standards Implementation Needs Assessment (SINA). The Commission created the SINA process to provide feedback on the draft standards through a series of “case studies” at particular facilities. More than 40 facilities from around the country applied to participate in the SINA process. The Commission selected 11 sites that reflected ranges in capacity, populations, and geographic settings and that included jails and prisons; facilities for men, women, and juveniles; and community corrections facilities. Each site visit took place over one and a half days and included a facility tour and five structured interviews: one with the Warden or Superintendent, and the others with small groups of staff to discuss general issues, training, medical/mental health, and investigations. These group interviews involved a variety of staff with experience relevant to the particular topic. When possible, we also spoke with inmates detained in the facilities.

Pilot Site

Montgomery County Correctional Facility, Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation, Boyds, MD
April 22–23, 2008


Suffolk County House of Correction, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, Boston, MA
May 22–23, 2008

Washington County Jail, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Hillsboro, OR
June 5–6, 2008

Juvenile Facilities

Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Correctional Facility, Ohio Department of Youth Services, Highland Hills, OH
July 9–10, 2008

Lynn W. Ross Juvenile Center, Tarrant County Juvenile Probation Department, Tarrant County
Juvenile Services, Fort Worth, TX
June 24–25, 2008

Prisons for Men

James Allred Unit, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Iowa Park, TX
June 22–23, 2008

Northern Correctional Facility, West Virginia Division of Corrections, Moundsville, WV
July 7–8, 2008

Prisons for Women

New Mexico Women’s Correctional Facility, New Mexico Corrections Department, Grants, NM
June 26–27, 2008

Valley State Prison for Women, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Chowchilla, CA
June 3–4, 2008

Community Corrections Facilities

Southwestern Ohio Serenity (SOS) Hall, Hamilton, OH
August 1, 2008

Talbert House, Cincinnati, OH
July 30–31, 2008