Public Safety Workforce Blogs

Managing Staffing Shortages in Federal Prisons

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Nov 13, 2022 2:03:41 PM

Federal prisons face numerous challenges that make it difficult to demonstrate thought leadership. Employee recruitment and training, budget cuts, general civil unrest, employee retention rates, and changes in agency protocols and operation procedures are just a few of federal prison leaders' struggles. Additionally, issues in law enforcement like increasing attrition, expanding responsibilities, and consistent decreases in resources make creating a workforce that’s more representative of their communities an increasingly arduous task.

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Topics: Corrections, prisons

How to Protect Jail and Prison Populations from COVID-19

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Jul 18, 2020 1:15:00 PM

As organizations nationwide adapt to life during the COVID-19 pandemic, public safety agencies are among those facing additional challenges. This includes jails and prisons, which must implement protocols to keep inmates safe from the life threatening virus. Reducing the spread may be difficult, but there are several ways to prepare and prevent against the illness for the incarcerated and workforce staff within these facilities. 

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Topics: Workforce Management, Corrections, prisons, COVID-19