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Developed and implemented a system for monitoring/testing staff performance at security posts at BVCF – 1989. Implemented same system at CSP in 1997. Wrote and provided policy recommendations approved by the Executive Director for statewide application of the system in Executive level policy in 2003.
Developed and implemented the "Emergency Mobilization" policy at BVCF to address immediate needs at the outset of a facility emergency, including the activation of our emergency responder system and management of all staff/inmates - 1988/89. Special commendation received.
Wrote policy and coordinated policy review and recommendations for CDOC Policy on Use of Force. Also participated in the related change in curriculum for UOF training across the Department. Changes in policy were many, including removal of the “use of force continuum” and replacement with the “use of force wheel” which generally depicts the relationship between options of force available and the types of risks an employee may face. The policy was approved by the Executive Director in 2001.
Wrote policy changes for CDOC Policy on Unlawful Discrimination. Responsible for change which caused the definition of “sexual discrimination” to be more restrictive by removing the words “unwanted or unwelcome”. The immediate effect of the change was to make all sexual conduct at the work sight prohibited by CDOC policy. The policy was approved by the Executive Director in 2004. Prior to the change, conducted a test application of this policy at Colorado State Penitentiary for five years. Results indicated nearly one hundred per cent reduction in disciplinary and formal corrective actions against staff for sexual misconduct.
Writer, creator, editor of the Colorado Department of Corrections “Safe Program” plan. It is a plan which calls for the organization of Executive and administrative services in a manner which generates greater definition, training, commitment, and accountability of all Department of Corrections staff to the concept of working for safety across division lines throughout the Department. Final review by Executive Director completed, editing and final form to be presented for signature and initiation of program, September, 2004.
Colorado State Penitentiary(CSP), 1990-1993, Leadership role in design development, construction monitoring, and transition to operation.
San Carlos Correctional Facility (SCCF), 1991-1992, Colorado Department of Corrections, leadership in design development with emphasis on security program aspects.
Sterling Correctional Facility (SCF), 1996-1999, Colorado Department of Corrections, leadership in design development with emphasis on security program aspects. The first “Mega” facility for Colorado.
Survey on Use of Force, November 1997, provided critical assessment in constructing a survey to be conducted by the American Correctional Association on use of force in US and Canadian Prisons. Worked with Mr. Craig Hemmens, faculty member, at Boise State University, Boise Idaho to finalize the instrument.
Request for Proposal - Staffing Analysis, January 1998, in response to a request from the Utah Department of Corrections/National Institute of Corrections, provided a critique of a request for proposal (RFP) for the Utah State Legislators. The intent was to request the RFP be funded, and for it provide the direction for consultants to provide staffing analysis to the Utah Department of Corrections.
Program Development - Managing Violent and High Risk Offenders, January, 2000 and June, 2003, as a consultant for the NIC, participated in the planning session in Washington, D.C., to create a curriculum to teach strategies for managing violent and hard to manage inmates for the delivery to NIC students.
Consultant/Technical Assistance, National Institute of Corrections, Texas Department Of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), provided systems review of the Department and specific facilities (eight high security facilities over 12 months) with respect to use of force staff performance and management systems. Beginning December, 2002, concluded in 2004 with audits of four high security correctional institutions with formal reports to the Executive Director.
Presenter, January, 2004, ACA Conference, New Orleans, presented workshop strategies for managing inmates in “Supermax” environment.
Consultant/Technical Assistance, National Institute of Corrections, Massachusetts Department of Corrections(MDOC), provided systems review of the Department and specific facilities (MCI Cedar Junction, MCI Bridgewater State Hospital, MDOC Training Academy, and Souza-Baronowski Correctional Center) with respect to use of force staff performance and management systems. May, 2005.
Special Commendation from Human Rights Watch, Jamie Fellner, U.S. Program, for support and advice in opposition to the use of attack dogs for Cell Extractions in U.S. Prisons, October, 2006, and for “guidance you have provided to help us understand the proper boundaries for use of force in prisons.”
National Institute of Justice – National Law Enforcement and Correctional Technology Center – Rocky Mountain Region. May of 2007, signed a 5 five month contract to act as the Program Manager for the Rocky Mountain Region (ten states) related to all prisons and counties. Currently under contract for 2008/2009.
National Institute of Corrections – Technical Assistance Project. Consultant for staffing analysis related to several prisons in the Carson City, Nevada area. Consultant provided written and verbal observations on eight versus twelve hour shifts for state correctional institutions in the Nevada Department of Corrections, August 2008.
National Institute of Corrections – Technical Assistant Project. August, 2010, Consultant for providing training to staff in the Iowa Department of Corrections on subjects such as project management design, program models for high security confinement programs, and activation strategies for new facilities.
Project Manager :National Institute of Justice – National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center – Corrections Center of Excellence, from September thru December 2010, technical assistance project for provide bedspace prediction software and analysis to the New Orleans Mayors Officer and the New Orleans Parrish Prison System. Completed December, 2010. Special letter of appreciation from the Mayor of New Orleans.
Volunteer Trainer, “Seven Habits Behind the Walls”, delivery of the Covey-Franklin program Severn Habits of Highly Effective People to inmates in the Colorado Department of Corrections. 2009 – ongoing, teaching one day per week for an eight week series.
Manager/Creator : Leadership training project for Afghan correctional leaders, including World Café’ group exercises to develop problem solving skills related to contemporary Afghan corrections challenges, on behalf of General Mohammed Jamsheed, Director of Corrections, August, 2013.
Presenter: “Transformational Leadership in Corrections”, August 2014, American Correctional Association Convention, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Publication, authored “The Wheel of Prison Operations: Useful Tool for Successful Management of Security”. June/July1999 issue of “Correctional Security Report” a national publication on correctional security operations.
Book on Use of Force in Prisons, September 1998, asked to co-author a book on use of force in prisons to be published by the American Correctional Association on use of force in US and Canadian Prisons. Use Of Force - Current Practice and Policy Published November 1999. Advertised as ACA “Bestseller” for several years.
Manual on Security Auditing and Systems Compliance, December, 1998, asked to co-author a book on security auditing and systems compliance. The book is a project of the National Institute of Corrections. Requested to write a chapter on auditing reporting and follow-up and act as an editor with respect to the entire volume.
Book on Corrections Technology, February, 2000, submitted chapter on correctional architecture and technology as a contributor to a publication on corrections technology. National Institute of Justice funded project. The Evolution and Development of Correctional Technology was published August 1, 2000, by Seaskate, Inc., for the National Institute of Justice.
“Guidelines For The Development Of A Security Program”, American Correctional Association, Contributing Editor with a special commendation, April 1996 to October 1997. Book published.
Program Development - Security Audit Instrument Model Development, February 1998, as a consultant for the National Institute of Corrections (NIC), participated in a planning session in Columbus, Ohio to produce security standards in the form of an audit instrument to be provided through NIC to prison and detention jurisdictions across the nation.
Book on Supermax Prisons, March 2001, request by American Correctional Association to co-author a book on “supermax” prisons with specific contributions to constructing a chapter on the use of force in the supermax environment, completed and published January, 2003.
Article published for “Corrections Today” Magazine, author, “Super Max Prisons - Incapacitation With A Purpose”, July, 2001.
Article, “Corrections Today”, author, “Emergency Management – Reaching the Next Level”, Fall of 2004.
Article, “Corrections Today”, ACA publication , State of Corrections, “The Quiet Corrections”, accepted for publication in the Spring of 2005. Concerns management of dangerous and disruptive inmates in high risk environments.
Article published, “Corrections Today Magazine”, ACA Publications, February, 2008, “Leadership for the 21st Century”, Co-author with Jason Heaton.
Editor, 2002, National Institute of Corrections Project, the development of a “Leadership Guide for Deputy Directors” of correctional organizations. Solicited and provided guidance to six authors writing articles related to the subject “What’s going on in the correctional organization?” Most subjects related to strategy development and cultural influences.
Guidelines For The Development Of A Security Program, American Correctional Association, 2005, selected as the author of the Third Edition, project in progress. The only publication that exists on the subject of correctional security and emergency management prisons. Publication Completed April, 2006.
ACA Publication, State of Corrections, “Sexual Misconduct Among Staff – The CSP Experience”, accepted for publication in the Winter of 2007. Concerns management strategies to reduce or eliminate sexual misconduct in the correctional workplace. Received a special commendation on the article from John Suthers, Colorado Attorney General.
“Correctional Leadership for the 21st Century – The Human Element”, February, 2008, Corrections Today Magazine and Corrections Connection Network News website, October, 2007. Co-author.
American Correctional Association, April, 2009, co-author of book project Riots and Disturbances in Correctional Institutions, Published in 2014.
Author, “Relationship Warriors – Part I & Part II”, published November/December, 2010, Corrections One.com.
Greening Corrections Technology Guidebook, National Institute of Justice, Paul Sheldon and Eugene Atherton, April 2015.