This guide is the result of a cooperative agreement funded by NIC. The guide could not have been developed without the efforts of many individuals and the active participation of the majority of state departments of corrections (DOCs) across the United States.
Seven consultants worked on this project: Rich Cruickshank of the Nebraska DOC; Richard (Dick) Franklin, now retired and most recently of NIC’s Prisons Division; Bill Gentry, Director of Person County (North Carolina) Emergency Services; Brad Hansen of the Nebraska DOC; Richard Holder, retired from the Oregon DOC; Marty Jones, retired from the California DOC; and Charles Stewart of the North Carolina DOC.
This group of consultants represents more than 150 years of experience in corrections. More importantly, each individual has a great deal of highly specialized experience in dealing with prison crises, major emergencies, and natural disasters.
The collective wisdom of this group encompasses not only emergency planning and preparation but also firsthand experience in responding to and managing prison crises and emergency situations.
The consultants worked individually and in small groups to improve the self-audit materials from the earlier monograph, develop new materials, and critique drafts. We are indebted to them for their generous contributions to this guide