2Training Objectives Recognize the definition of “inmate movement.” Distinguish the differences between the four types of body searches.Apply the safety precautions an officer should take when moving an inmate inside the facility.
3Training ObjectivesExplain the procedures to be followed when transporting an inmate to:CourtPrisonHospitalFuneral5. Comprehend the general precautions an officer should employ when escorting an inmate outside the facility.
4Training ObjectivesAnalyze the proper use of the following restraints:HandcuffsLeg restraintsWaist chain
5Definition of Inmate Movement Inmate movement is the controlled movement of a person or persons in custody from one point to another.
6Many Escape Attempts Cumulative fatigue Premature anticipation of a completed taskThe increased anxiety which suddenly grips many inmates when they see their point of destination
7While an Inmate Is in Transit: There is no cell,No wall,No observation tower, orHeavy gate to ensure custody.Instead, the transporting officer substitutes:Handcuffs,Restraint chains,Leg restraints and constant vigilance.
81 2 3 4 Types of Body Searches Clothed Body Search Unclothed Body Search/Strip Search2Digital Intrusion Search3X-Ray Search4
9Top to Bottom Be Thorough Be Systematic Take Your Time Concentrate SEARCH RULESTop to BottomBe ThoroughBe SystematicTake Your TimeConcentrateBe Objective
10Movement Inside the Facility When escorting an inmate within the facility, officer must remain alert at all times.The officer should always keep the inmate away from the officer’s dominant side.Different facilities have different policies and procedures for escorting inmates within the facility.When taking an inmate from a cell, never enter the cell with a weapon of any kind on your person.
11Movement Inside the Facility In opening a cell door, stand in front of the door with your foot against the bottom of the door and open it only wide enough for the inmate to pass through.In some instances, the inmates are required to undress and pass out their clothes for examination prior to coming out.After searching the clothing, the inmate should dress in your presence.
12Transporting to CourtThe number of officers used in transporting an inmate(s) to court may vary depending on the number of inmates.Make sure the movement order is signed by the proper authority.The transport officer will search the inmate(s) and apply restraints.The transporting vehicle should be searched thoroughly for contraband before placing inmates in it.
13Transporting to CourtIdentify the inmate(s) to assure transport of the correct inmate(s).Upon arrival at the courthouse, secure the inmate in local lockup. Secure your sidearm before entering the lockup to remove the restraining devices from the inmate.Make a survey of the courtroom considering all avenues of escape.
14Transporting to CourtBefore leaving the courtroom, handcuff the inmate and return to the lockup where you can apply the remainder of the restraining devices.Upon conclusion of the trial, prepare the inmate for transportation back to the facility.
15Transporting to Prison Obtain the proper authorization for the inmate to be transferred.The authorization will contain the inmate's name, number, purpose of movement and sentence, necessary files, and special orders that are to accompany him such as his records (institution and medical.)After delivering the inmate to his destination, obtain a receipt from the receiving institution.Transporting to Prison
16Transporting to Hospital Make sure you have inmate’s medical records and appointment slip.Be alert – waiting rooms are crowded, seating space is limited, conditions are ideal for an attempted escape or for creating a disturbance that could lead to an escape.If the inmate must use an elevator, use the patient’s elevator.
17Transporting to Funeral Home Determine the allotted time an inmate has to visit with the family.Limit the visit to private family visit time.Never let the inmate out of your sight.Do not accept any personal items for the inmate.Do not accept any food or drink from anyone.Always keep safety and security in mind for you, the inmate, and the general public.
18General Precautions Outside the Facility Security
19General Transporting Precautions General Transporting PrecautionsDuring the transport, secure all potential avenues of escape or remain with and observe inmate at all times.Remind inmate of institution's rules and regulations as they relate to inmate movement procedures.Conduct a clothed body search of the inmate prior to leaving the facility.4. Inspect and search the transport vehicle.
20General Transporting Precautions General Transporting PrecautionsYou should sign paperwork which states the legal authority for transporting the inmate.As soon as you accept custody of an inmate, the safety, security, and welfare of that person is your responsibility. If an inmate is injured or ill and in your opinion should not be transported, do not accept him.Do not feel that you can ignore the rules or procedure for properly handling inmates, because a detention officer or admissions officer is annoyed or inconvenienced by your refusal to accept an inmate.
21General Transporting Precautions General Transporting PrecautionsYou should identify yourself to the inmate before the transport.The inmate should be thoroughly searched prior to removal to or from any place of confinement.10. All of the inmate’s personal property should be packaged with proper identification.11. The inmate should be restrained in accordance with procedure outlined previously.
22General Transporting Precautions General Transporting PrecautionsCompare/inspect photograph to ensure the identity of inmate for transport or release.Prior to the commencement of the trip, obtain and evaluate the available background information relative to your inmate.As you prepare for the movement of an inmate, it is particularly helpful to obtain a photograph of the person or persons you will move.
23General Transporting Precautions General Transporting Precautions15. Should you have the misfortune of an escape, it is very difficult to describe your escapee if you guess at his height, weight, etc. A photograph and description can be immediately made available to local authorities.16. The special conditions and potential hazards which surround the movement of inmates necessitate exact planning as well as a high degree of alertness by the transporting officers.Contact with the general public should be held to a minimum.18. A female officer should accompany a female inmate.
24Restraining Devices Handcuffs Leg restraints Waist chains
26Leg RestraintsLeg restraints should be used on all inmates in transit.Officers should always make sure the inmate is properly handcuffed and wearing a waist chain.The use of leg restraints does not, in itself, stop an inmate from running; they merely slow him down.The removal of leg restraints en route should only be done when absolutely necessary.Leg restraints should be placed over the socks and then closed up snug, leaving room for circulation.
27Waist ChainsA waist chain or belly chain consists of a large brass or steel shaped "D-ring" attached to a length of chain.The inmate’s hands are in front, making it more comfortable for him.Chains are used as restraining devices only in conjunction with handcuffs.
29Training Objectives Recognize the definition of “inmate movement.” Distinguish the differences between the four types of body searches.Apply the safety precautions an officer should take when moving an inmate inside the facility.
30Training ObjectivesExplain the procedures to be followed when transporting an inmate to:CourtPrisonHospitalFuneral5. Comprehend the general precautions an officer should employ when escorting an inmate outside the facility.
31Training ObjectivesAnalyze the proper use of the following restraints:HandcuffsLeg restraintsWaist chain