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Running Head:   UNIT 6 PROJECT

Ensuring inmate and staff safety
Unit 6 Project
Rene Lytle
Kaplan University

Introduction to Corrections
Professor Corey Robbins, Master of Science
December 20, 2011
To keep a correctional institution running smoothly, there must be a good system in place.   Having a good Warden in charge is important.   They must be able to handle a crisis when it comes up, and do their best to retain staff.
The Warden of a correctional facility is usually over seeing more than one institution.   The Complex that I worked at had 6 different units, they were: Rast, a level 4 yard containing protective custody inmates; Buckley, a level 4 yard, usually all lifer inmates; Morey, a level 4 yard, which one half of the yard were all inmates in for child molestation, the other half were inmates who were hard to control and had housing issues; Stiner, was a level 3 yard, had some lifers, and others that had a lot of time to serve: Barchey, a level 3 yard, that is the same as Stiner; and then Bachman, this was a level 2 unit and inmates on this yard had to have less than 6 years to serve.   Bachman was also an open yard where the inmates were able to walk around freely with no controlled movement, unless there was a complete Complex lockdown.   On this Complex there was also a Medical unit.
The rundown of Administration Staff usually goes like this: Warden, Assistant Deputy Warden (ADW), Major, Captain, Lieutenant, Sergeant, and then the CO II’s.   The Captain, Lieutenant, and Sergeant were in charge of how things ran with staff who worked up at Complex.
On each unit you had a Deputy Warden, Assistant Deputy Warden, Captain, Lieutenant, Sergeant and then the Correctional Officer’s (COII’s).   Having well trained officers is essential to running a yard.   The officers are the eyes and ears of the running of the yard.   A good officer keeps watch to see if inmate’s are forming into groups, or if one group is...

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