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Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery in Prison Disturbances

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Julie posted on Thu, Jun 18 2015 9:51 AM

Hello,

I am one day away from finishing my final report for Emergency and Crisis Response, and have chosen the topic of prison riots.  I have been desperately seeking a prison response plan for a mass disturbance such as a riot.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  The one reference that keeps coming up is "A Guide to Preparing for and Responding to Prison Emergencies" which is helpful, but not a specific plan. I am looking for a facilities specific plan, such as; which stakeholders will respond in the event of a riot, and what roles they will take.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

Julie

 

 

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Since the NIC is a wing of the BOP, ask for a redacted plan from a facility. Every Federal facility is required to have a binder of specific, (paint by numbers) emergency plans for each contingency. That is the most common scenario. They are obviously sensitive, but it can't hurt to reach out to the BOP because they have a retired one. Also, each Federal facility has an "EPO" Emergency Preparedness officer, so it couldn't hurt to reach out to one at a complex and pick their brain. Maybe the conversation will result in a score!

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Since the NIC is a wing of the BOP, ask for a redacted plan from a facility. Every Federal facility is required to have a binder of specific, (paint by numbers) emergency plans for each contingency. That is the most common scenario. They are obviously sensitive, but it can't hurt to reach out to the BOP because they have a retired one. Also, each Federal facility has an "EPO" Emergency Preparedness officer, so it couldn't hurt to reach out to one at a complex and pick their brain. Maybe the conversation will result in a score!
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Julie replied on Mon, Jun 22 2015 7:56 AM

Thanks so much for your reply! Unfortunately, I wasn't aware of the delay in posting, as my final was due last Friday. Although you did give me some great information that will be helpful in the future.

Thanks again,

Julie

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