Jails often struggle with how to ensure the integrity of operations by establishing policies aimed at governing employee relationships with individuals who are under the supervision of a criminal justice agency. Agencies need to balance their legitimate interests with employees’ basic rights to associate. This article discusses case law around this issue and makes recommendations about how to construct agency policies in this area.
Smith, Brenda V. and Simonian, Nairi M., "Integrity in Jail Operations: Addressing Employee/Inmate Relationships" (2006). Project on Addressing Prison Rape - Articles. 12.