OSS Model Inmate Handbook & Jail Staff Handbooks



OSS Model Inmate Handbook & Jail Staff Handbooks
Digital Download: 32 pages
Format: Microsoft Word Document
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OSS Model Inmate Handbook & Jail Staff Handbooks

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Model Inmate Handbook & Jail Staff Handbooks

The OSS Model Inmate & Jail Staff Handbooks are designed to provide a better understanding of facility rules, procedures, and what is expected within a jail and correctional environment.  

Both staff and inmates want to be treated fairly. By their very nature, correctional facilities require everyone to work or live in very close proximity. Life-safety and healthy living conditions must remain a priority. 

Aligning management and staff expectations with facility inmates is paramount to providing a safe, clean, and healthy environment for everyone. 

OSS Model Inmate & Jail Staff Handbooks are divided into 6 sections with 9 forms/attachments. Provided in MS Word™, they are designed to be easily edited to fit your facility’s operational approaches. Each page may be edited, graphically enhanced, reserved for future use, added to, or even deleted. You can merge and modify without being limited to cumbersome formats such as Adobe PDF formats. There truly are no limitations to your facility-specific modifications and your enhancements. 

Handbooks include such important guidelines as:


  • Definition of Violations
  • Low-Class Violations
  • Medium-Class Violations
  • High-Class Violations
  • Penalties for Violations


  • Agency Contact Information
  • Bibles, Qurans, & Religious Study Material
  • Bail & Other Bonds
  • Calling by Phone
  • Cashless Facility
  • Commissary Accounts
  • Classification
  • Clothing
  • Commissary
  • Contraband
  • Copies
  • Counseling
  • Court Dates
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Fees Paid By Inmates
  • Hair Care & Hair Cuts
  • Headcounts
  • High Risk Inmates
  • Hygiene Kits
  • Indigent Inmates
  • Key Releases
  • Law Information
  • Mail – Incoming
  • Mail – Outgoing
  • Medical Attention
  • Medications
  • Meeting with Staff
  • Money for Inmate Accounts & Fees – at Release
  • Nail Clippers
  • Notary Service
  • Packages
  • Paperwork
  • Permitted Items at Intake
  • Permitted Items Allowed in Housing Unit
  • Power of Attorney
  • Property Releases
  • Property Withdrawal
  • Public Defender
  • Public Information
  • Razors
  • Release Dates
  • Request Forms
  • Release Times
  • See Something – Say Something
  • Sexual Misconduct by Inmates
  • Sexual Misconduct by Staff
  • Tobacco-Free Facility
  • Statements – Financial
  • Telephone Service
  • Underwear
  • Western Union Quick Collect
  • Work Release Information


  • Commissary Privileges
  • Games
  • Inmate Welfare Fund
  • Mail Privileges
  • Telephone Privileges
  • Television Privileges
  • Visitation Privileges
  • Work Assignment Privileges – Trustee Status


  • Library Services
  • Program Information
  • Recreation Programs
  • Religious Counseling
  • Religious Services


  • Attorney Access Rights
  • Civil Rights Complaint Form
  • Court Access Rights
  • Disciplinary Procedure Rights
  • Grievance Procedure Rights
  • Mail Rights
  • Medical Care Rights
  • Program Access Rights
  • Racial Segregation Rights
  • Religious Rights
  • Search & Seizure Rights
  • Suicide Prevention Rights
  • Telephone Rights


  • Altering Equipment
  • Bartering or Trading
  • Blocking View
  • Cleanup of Housing Units
  • Conduct
  • Contraband
  • Disruptive Behavior
  • Drug Testing
  • Food
  • Gambling
  • Harassment
  • Horseplay
  • Language
  • Laundry
  • Lights Out
  • Marriages
  • Meals
  • Movement within Facility
  • Property – Excessive
  • Request Form Rules
  • Respect
  • Search & Seizure
  • Sexual Relations
  • Shower & Washing
  • Tobacco
  • Stealing
  • Storage Bins
  • Tattoos & Body Piercing
  • Trash
  • Uniforms
  • Walls
  • Wristbands


  • Attorney Visits
  • Cleaning Carts
  • Commissary
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Haircuts
  • Inmate-Staff Meetings
  • Laundry
  • Lights
  • Mail
  • Meals
  • Medication Distribution
  • Nail Clippers
  • Office Hours
  • Razors
  • Recreation
  • Retiring for the Night
  • Rising in the Morning
  • Showers
  • Sick Call & Medical Attention Request Forms
  • Soap
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper Distribution
  • Visitation


  • Conditions of Status
  • Contact Visits
  • Hair Guidelines
  • Kitchen Workers
  • Privileges
  • Sentence Reductions & Earned Good Time
  • Shoes
  • Timecards
  • Work Assignments


  • Access to Services
  • Conditions



ATTACHMENT THREE Grievance Appeal Form

ATTACHMENT FOUR Maintenance Request Form

ATTACHMENT FIVE Miscellaneous Request Form

ATTACHMENT SIX Sick Call & Medical Attention Request Form

Subject Matter Experts
OSS Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) develop and update policies regularly within our policy sets. OSS SMEs are recognized in both federal and numerous state courts. Our SMEs are well versed in the latest evolving industry best practices and court decisions, and regularly teach law enforcement officers, jailers, risk managers and attorneys.

Online Training Support
Through OSS Academy®, we provide 130+ law enforcement and jail courses online. OSS Academy® courses are recognized by more Peace Officer Standards and Training boards and correctional associations than any other online training provider. For more information, Contact OSS Academy®.

Expert Support
OSS Subject Matter Experts are just a phone call away. We welcome opportunities to discuss policy or risk management related issues with our clients. Whether you have a policy development question or a risk management issue, OSS SMEs will provide On-Call Consulting at no additional charge.

Turnkey Policies
OSS Subject Matter Experts are available to develop turnkey policies for your agency.

Litigation Support
OSS Subject Matter Experts have been retained in 1,200+ liability-related cases. Should the need ever arise; we are available to provide your defense team with expert litigation support. [OSS Expert Witness Consulting Services]

Primary Benefits of OSS Model Inmate Handbook & Jail Staff Handbooks:

  • Cost: OSS Law Enforcement (Police & Deputy) Policies & Procedures manual is only $1,240.
  • Liability Reduction: No doubt, using OSS policy manuals will reduce liability for both your agency and you individually. More importantly, your officers will be safer using current policies and procedures.
  • Need Help: Subject Matter Experts: OSS provides you with access to court recognized SMEs.

Primary Features of OSS Model Inmate Handbook & Jail Staff Handbooks:

  • Depth of Services: No law enforcement risk management firm in the United States can provide your agency with the depth of services offered by OSS Law Enforcement Advisors®.
  • Microsoft Word Format: Policy manuals and individual policies can be available within minutes of receiving your order. Each may be downloaded to your computer, edited, graphically enhanced, reserved for future use, added to, or even deleted. You can merge and modify without being limited to Adobe formats, or Internet speeds.

We do not restrict your use of OSS Model Inmate & Jail Staff Handbooks, and there is no licensing fee or recurring costs. Once purchased, your handbooks belong to your facility.


Upon receipt of your purchase, OSS will provide you with instructions to download products from our secure server. OSS Law Enforcement Advisors® is open weekdays from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM CST [excluding U.S. Federal holidays].