Center on Sentencing and Corrections

Prison Violence Intervention

Prison Violence Intervention

National Network for Safe Communities at John Jay College

“The Prison Violence Intervention (PVI) aims to enhance safety and security in prisons for both staff and incarcerated people, and create the conditions necessary for treatment, rehabilitation, and effective reentry. PVI relies on direct communication with incarcerated people through call-ins, as well as briefings during intake and documents distributed to cells, to deliver an anti-violence message from community members, information about consequences for further violence, and an offer of help for those who want it. The strategy uses the National Network’s process to identify the institution’s key players and target serious prison offenses such as assaults against staff, multi-prisoner fights, and assaults with weapons.”

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Keywords: WADOC, gang, STG, staff assault, multi-man fight, family, community, counseling, GED, vocation.