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Section 1: Introduction A. Course Contributors B. About This Course C. Learning Objectives Section 2: The Importance of Cell Searches A. A Tale of Two Searches B. Safety through Cell Searches C. Goals of Cell Searches D. What is Contraband? E. What Can a Cell Search Find? F. Inmates and Contraband G. The Challenge of Searching H. Overcoming the Challenge I. Section Summary Section 3: Getting Ready to Search A. Cell Search Policy: Defining Contraband B. Cell Search Policy: Defining Search Procedures C. Policy Review D. Cell Search Equipment E. Cell Search Mindset F. Ready to Search? G. Section Summary Section 4: Conducting an Effective Cell Search A. Inmate Presence B. Conduct a Visual Search C. Examine the Cell D. Examine the Contents of the Cell E. Examine Furniture and Fixtures F. Conduct a Search G. When Contraband is Found H. When the Search is Complete I. Won’t Get Fooled Again J. Section Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. References
Kristin Keller, M.A. has over 30 years of experience in a combination of corrections and training development. Kris spent 20 years working in the Larimer County Detention Center in Fort Collins, Colorado. She ended her career there as the Inmate Services Manager, with responsibility for all inmate services and civilian functions at the detention center, including library, program, and volunteer services; contracted food and medical services; inmate classification; mental health services; and office support. Kris then worked as a Correctional Program Specialist for the National Institute of Corrections for seven years, planning, developing, monitoring, and evaluating training programs, technical assistance, and information services for local correctional agencies across the nation. For the last five years, Kris has worked as a Training Specialist designing, developing, and delivering training to adults on computer software applications. Kris has a MA in Librarianship and Information Management from the University of Denver and a BS in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. Disclosure: Kristin Keller, M.A. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.