Glossary of Terms
Glossary of Terms
Appleton Group - A municipal economic development corporation in Appleton, MN.
Bureau of Prisons- Federal Prison System.
Central Detention Facility - The D.C. jail operated by the Department of Corrections.
Central Facility- One of seven prison facilities operated by the District of Columbia as part of the Lorton Complex.
Classification system- An assessment process to determine a prisoner's security and/or custody level.
Close custody- Higher security classification for prisoners.
Complex - Seven separate prison facilities located in Northern Virginia that house Department of Corrections prisoners.
Correctional Treatment Facility - A correctional facility located adjacent to the D.C. jail but operated by Corrections Corporation of America.
Gassing - The use of chemical agents.
High custody - A custody classification at the higher range.
High-medium - A custody classification at the higher range of medium.
High security unit - A housing unit for high security prisoners.
Lock-down - Securing a correctional facility or unit by restricting prisoner movement to their housing area.
Lorton Complex - see Complex.
Maximum Facility - One of seven prison facilities operated by the District of Columbia as part of the Lorton Complex.
Maximum Security - Highest range of security constraints for classifying prisoners or prison facilities.
Medium Facility - One of seven Lorton prison facilities
Medium Security - Middle range of security constraints for classifying prisoners or prison facilities.
National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act - Enacted by Congress in 1997 to undertake a major review of organization and management of the District of Columbia's public agencies.
Occoquan Facility - One of seven prison facilities operated by the District of Columbia as part of the Lorton Complex.
Office of the Corrections Trustee - Created by the National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act to provide financial oversight to the District of Columbia's Department of Corrections, facilitate the closure of Lorton, and ensure Department of Corrections maintains a viable correctional system.
Post Orders - Refers to general policies and procedures used for specific security posts throughout a prison facility.
Pulitzer-Bogard and Associates - Consultant firm hired by District of Columbia Department of Corrections to provide on-site monitoring at Northeast Ohio Correctional Center.
Reclassification - An assessment process augmented by the prisoner's institutional adjustment and progress.
Review Team - Refers to the participants who conducted the in-depth inquiry into the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center on behalf of the Office of the Corrections Trustee.
Segregation unit - A secure housing unit for separating prisoners.
Sentenced felon - A prisoner's status after conviction and sentencing for a major criminal violation.
Separatees - Prisoners identified who require to be separated from other prisoner(s).
Single cell capacity - One prisoner housed per cell.
Special Officer of the Court - Established by the Federal Courts in the District of Columbia to oversee and monitor court order compliance for the Department of Corrections.
Supermax - The highest security facility.
Youth Center Facility - One of seven prison facilities operated by the District of Columbia as part of the Lorton Complex.
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