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Cell Phones in Prison

June 2010

Criminals are using cell phones illegally in prisons and jails to conduct their business and intimidate witnesses. Although technology solutions to this problem are available, they can create new challenges, such as legal and implementation issues associated with cell phone use in correctional facilities. Panelists will discuss various aspects to consider from how prisoners use cell phones, to day-to-day and operational aspects, to legal and regulatory concerns.

NIJ FY 15 Research into the Use of Suicide Prevention and Intervention Strategies by Law Enforcement Agencies

Closing Date
With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for innovative, rigorous research to identify and characterize the suicide prevention and intervention strategies currently being used by law enforcement agencies in the United States and, potentially, elsewhere. NIJ is particularly interested in understanding the rational e for the adoption of a particular strategy and what evidence may exist regarding its efficacy

NIJ FY 11 Performance Management Information Systems for Law Enforcement and Corrections Applications

Closing Date
NIJ is seeking applications for funding to conduct research and evaluation that will lead to the introduction into practice of improved performance management information systems for law enforcement and corrections applications. Applications should address the following topics:Evaluation of the efficacy of performance management information systems (PMIS) currently in use with law enforcement agencies.Research on how the PMIS currently in use might be improved.Research identifying how PMIS used by law enforcement agencies might be adapted to corrections applications.