"A View from the Trenches": A Manual for Wardens by Wardens

Sharon Johnson Rion
First Edition Editor
Pam Withrow
Second Edition Editor

"The second edition of the View From the Trenches adds sections on Leadership (to highlight one of the important roles of a warden) and Reflections (to offer insights gained while "in the trenches"). Also, more sections of the country are represented as are aspects of the warden's role (a jail administrator's perspective and thoughts about working with female offenders, for instance). The number of articles doubled without diminishing the standard set by the first edition. This manual belongs in the library of every warden, in the hands of those who aspire to that role, and in college and university libraries across this nation." –Pam Withrow, editor

Sections Include:

Management
Innovation is Not an Ugly Word Technology: Staying Ahead of the Curve
Ethics, Values, and Vision Strategic Planning
Understanding the Big Picture Managing a Changing Environment
Managing a Mission Change Quality Assurance
Warden as CEO Implementing Adverse Policy and/or Legislation
Labor/Management Succession Planning
Leadership
External Environment
Political Realities Public Education
Community Relations External Influences on Corrections
Partnerships with other Agencies, Interest Groups, Community Organizations and Public Officials
Internal Environment
Staff Morale and Motivation Staff Retention Strategies
Staff/Inmate Relations Managing Contract Services
Internal Investigations Security Threat Groups
Developing and Maintaining a Positive Culture Challenges of Special Mission Facilities
Matching Technology with Resources and Need Special Management Populations
Importance of the Physical Plant Preventive Maintenance
Security is Everyone's Business and Priority Meaningful Inmate Program and Work Assignments
Staff Training and Development
Developing Staff Stability 21st Century Workforce Issues
Professional Organizations as Resource Sexual Harassment
Sexual Misconduct Legal Liabilities
Staff Diversity Staff Equality
Organizational Career Paths Combating Complacency
Mentoring Staff Discipline
Developing Line Supervisors
Planning for Emergencies
Emergency Preparedness Needs and Goals of Outside Agencies
Mutual Aid Agreements/Plans Rapid Response Strategies
Proactive, Not Reactive Models
Practical Advice
Wellness Networking
Stress Management Balancing Work and Family
Survival Skills

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Art & Pam's Contact Information
Art Leonardo
518-429-1923
Elart26@aol.com
Pam Withrow
616-527-3439
pamwithrow@mwconnections.com