Since ratification of Nelson Mandela Rules on prisons and prisoners under UN forum, a paradigm shift has taken shape. A carried forward mode of custodial imprisonment was tuned to a better thoughtfulness of corrections and restorative justice.
Existing Prison management culture, hierarchy and prisons structure (architecture) – all elements are requiring paradigm shift. Meaning by, Federation need to orchestrate with effective (monitoring & evaluation) sanctioning role. Within this landscape, crucial role of NAPA as executive Institution needs concurrent legislative support from federating entities.
To catch the moving spirit and hiking towards the humane prisons, the journey ahead is both, long and short. Transitional phase is challenging but doable. Though many miles are to be covered, yet promising success stories keep coming like an anthem, “wherever; there is a will, there is a way”.
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Ms. Sarwat Inayat Mirza, LECTURER (PSYCHOLOGY)
M.Sc. (Applied Psychology)
Mr. Javed Iqbal Khokhar, LECTURER (SOCIOLOGY)
Education: P.H.D (Sociology),LLB
Mr. Naseemuddin Sahito, LECTURER (LAW)
Education: LLB, LLM.
All training within a correctional officer academy is focused on integrity, outstanding conduct, superb written and verbal communication skills, professionalism, and competency. Academies often provide housing, with cadets given the choice of living on or off campus during training. Larger academy training campuses have a number of amenities, such as well-appointed dormitories, computer learning centers, gymnasiums, fitness facilities, and full-service cafeterias.
Correctional officers must undergo intensive training that is similar to that provided to police recruits. The pre-employment training of correctional officers in most states is modeled after law enforcement training and combines in-depth classroom-based instruction in corrections principles, concepts and procedures with practical skills related to defensive tactics, subduing violent inmates and riot control.
What is correctional Officer?
Correctional officers enforce rules and regulations that maintain security and account for the locations of inmates at all times. They may inspect facilities, search for contraband, write reports and perform other tasks. Typically, correctional officers get to know and build relationships with inmates they are responsible for, especially in state and federal prisons where prisoners tend to stay for longer periods of time.
Rehabilitative duties are now common for correctional officers, who often facilitate communication between inmates and counselors as well as other professionals, such as social workers. Correctional officers may act as a community liaison for programs outside prison facilities and newly released prisone
Job Duties of Correctional Program Officers
Correctional program officers have full responsibility over the operations of the unit. They serve as first-line supervisors, working directly alongside other members of the correctional team, including correctional treatment specialists, unit secretaries, and correctional counselors.
Typical daily duties of correctional program officers include:
- Overseeing all counseling, rehabilitation and custodial care and treatment of inmates
- Interviewing inmates and obtaining criminal histories of all inmates
- Counseling inmates on program and placement
- Ensuring all inmates are educated on institutional rules, regulations, policies and procedures
- Supervising community work crews