The use of force within the Main County Corrections Department can be regulated through sufficient training of the officers and other officials on the appropriate use of force. Adequate training is vital for influencing judgment and preventing excessive use of force (Koedijk et al., 2019). Additionally, improvement in surveillance within the facility by covering the various blind spots will improve accountability within the department.
Medical care can be improved through the provision of adequate staff to the facility and improvement in the quality of services offered. Staffing is an essential aspect of healthcare and can become better through the introduction of shifts to ensure these workers are available around the clock (Spycher et al., 2021). Better services involve the acquisition of modern technology, including screening equipment for better outcomes.
Training of the officers will ensure they are not overpowered by the inmates, helping to assure personal well-being, while also moderating force applied against the inmates, hence protecting them. Better surveillance will enable the department to take legal action on those culpable for endangering others (Abdel-Salam & Kilmer, 2022). Improving staffing and medical services will ensure those affected receive quality care, hence better recovery rates, and enhanced physical safety.
Tie with Mission, Vision, and Values
In conclusion, the recommendations align with the department’s vision and mission to offer safe, secure, and humane detention through improved security and healthcare to the inmates. Accountability through surveillance is likely to unify the workforce better as envisioned in the mission statement of the facility, with integrity and pride. The values of service, respect, trust, and collaboration are explicitly evident in the proposals for better healthcare and improved training for the inmates.
Implementing the proposals on training and surveillance are likely to decrease the number of successful lawsuits against the department, bettering its chances for accreditation. Additionally, proposals for improved staffing and resources in healthcare are likely to shift budgetary allocations toward the crucial sector. This is per the accreditation guidelines and is likely to improve the case made by the hierarchy of the department for accreditation.
Abdel-Salam, S., & Kilmer, A. (2022). “A prison is a prison”: Perspectives from incarcerated men on the therapeutic and punitive aspects of halden prison in Norway. The British Journal of Criminology.
Koedijk, M., Renden, P. G., Oudejans, R. R. D., & Hutter, R. I. (Vana). (2019). Training for the job: Evaluation of a self-defence training programme for correctional officers. Ergonomics, 62(12), 1585–1597.
Spycher, J., Dusheiko, M., Beaupère, P., Gravier, B., & Moschetti, K. (2021). Healthcare in a pure gatekeeping system: Utilization of primary, mental and emergency care in the prison population over time. Health & Justice, 9(1).