Oversight and Accountability in Corrections

Abstract

There are seven underlying principles of our vision of excellence in corrections at Hampden County: the first is balance; second is that we are in the business of not just incarceration but corrections; third is that inmates should be held accountable for being positive and productive; fourth is that whether the prison is a state prison or county facility (urban, rural or in-between) it should be part of the community; fifth is that those in custody should be kept at the lowest level of security that is consistent with public safety; sixth is that corrections should not allow itself to be a scapegoat for the failures of the larger society; and the seventh is respect.

Keywords

Prison accountability, Prison administration, Correctional institutions, United States

Share

Authors

Michael J. Ashe Jr. (Hampden County, Massachussetts Sheriff's Department)

Download

Issue

Publication details

Dates

Licence

All rights reserved

Peer Review

This article has not been peer reviewed.

File Checksums (MD5)

  • pdf: 2e435ed58eb43b322eb77c2e84fcb3c9