An important tool in facilitating both staff training and career development is a well-constructed staff training manual. Such a manual enables consistency in training and helps insure that all personnel hears the same information and philosophy in the way it is intended by the prison administration.
The manual serves to codify workplace rules and guidelines. It helps enable departmental functions in the absence of key employees. It helps keep instructors on track and within the timeframe allotted to teach particular subjects.
Moreover, it helps insure that all intended subjects are covered in the course of a designed training program. It provides the students with reference information that can be used both for the immediate class and later for refreshing the information and providing remedial help.