SAVANNAH — Armstrong Atlantic State University’s College of Education recently received a $19,999 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice National Institute of Corrections that will fund a cooperative agreement for implementing inmate behavior-management programs.
Under the agreement, the College of Education will develop a written guide outlining how to set measurable goals to ensure success in implementing six elements of inmate behavior-management at federal prisons.
Patricia Holt, interim department head and professor of adolescent and adult education, serves as the principal investigator of the grant.
Megan Morris, LiveText coordinator for the college, is the co-private investigator.
Both will work with federal prison administrators to develop measurable goals in the management of pretrial federal inmates. The agreement runs from Aug. 1 through Jan. 31, 2013.
“Our emphasis will be to provide a guide for prison administrators throughout the United States that deals with populations as they go through trials, sentencing and transition to various facilities,” Holt said.
The six elements of behavior management include assessing need and risk, housing assignments, meeting basic needs, conveying behavior expectation, supervision and providing productive occupation for inmates.