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Section 1: Introduction A. Course Contributor B. About This Course C. Learning Objectives Section 2: Contraband Basics A. Breaking News B. What is Contraband? C. Unauthorized Items D. Items in Excess of Authorized Amounts E. Items Converted for Unauthorized Use F. Identifying Contraband G. The Challenge of Contraband H. Contraband Cycle I. Breaking the Contraband Cycle J. Section Summary Section 3: Detecting Contraband: Searching Individuals A. Searching Inmates B. Searching Inmates Entering the Facility C. Searching Inmates in the Facility D. Inmate Searches E. Frisk/Pat Searches F. Strip Searches G. Body Cavity Searches H. Types of Searches I. Searching Inmate Visitors J. Searching Other Individuals K. Stopping Contraband at the Door L. Section Summary Section 4: Detecting Contraband: Facility Searches A. Searching the Facility B. Searching Cells C. Respecting Inmates’ Rights D. Think Like an Inmate E. Search the Cell as a Whole F. Search Furnishings G. Search Inmate Property H. Conducting a Cell Search I. Searching Common Areas J. Searching Transport Vehicles K. Searching Commercial Vehicles L. Perimeter Searches M. Special Assignment: Housing Unit Search N. 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.