This document is an outline of a training course written by Gary Hill, who has helped write training manuals for correctional workers in more than 40 nations. The material used here has been gathered by a review of more than 100 training programs conducted in individual Correctional Staff institutions, training academies and educational institutions around the world. The material in this section is what was found to be an almost universally agreed-upon set of the basic and minimum information people working in a prison should have included in their initial training.
Before working in a detention facility, prison or other types of correctional facility, it is important that certain basic elements are taught to each new employee. This is especially true for personnel who will be working directly with inmates. Following is an outline of what those basic elements should be. The individual institution may wish to change the order suggested for some of the training modules, or may wish to add to or modify some of the topics.