American Jails: Empowering Staff: The Path to Improving Morale
Many departments of corrections (DOCs) are experiencing critical staff shortages that are reaching crisis levels. This situation has been building for years and it now seems evident that we cannot hire our way out of this near crisis. DOCs are losing as many or more staff than they can orient and hire— many within the first year of employment. The only way out of this situation is to retain the staff we have.