About JCI
 
JCI is a Kansas City-based firm that consults nationwide. The principals of JCI are Dr. Allen Beck and Dr. Nancy Insco. Collectively, they have more than 55 years of applied experience working with "at-risk populations." This experience includes planning and operating detention facilities, planning community corrections, managing probation and parole agencies, and finding funds for correctional programs.
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Who we serve
 
  • County government
  • County adult corrections
  • Adult probation and parole agencies
  • Juvenile correctional programs
  • State adult correctional departments
  • Private organizations serving offender
  •     populations
     
    Our Consulting Philosophy
     
    Our apparoch to correctional consulting is to recognize that the ultimate client is the taxpayer. In studying jail needs we sometimes find the appropriate response to jail crowding is to recommend reducing problems in the criminal justice system that needlessly inflate the jail population. When a new facility is needed, we follow best practices and standards of the American Correctional Association in planning and design.
    Ideas and services for decision-makers who seek solutions for jail and corrections problems.
    Articles
     
       A Proven Jail Design that Cuts Construction
          Costs by One-half or More
       Example of How We Rapidly Reduced a Jail
          Population
       Jail Bloating: A Cause of Jail Overcrowding 
       Deciding on a New Jail Design
       Two Approaches for Determing Jail Needs 
     
      Forecasting: Fiction and Utility in Jail Planning 
     
      What County Commissioners Need to Know
          About Their Jail 
       Misleading Jail Bed Costs
       Recidivism: A Poorly Understood Concept
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               What we do
     
  • We take a "get-in-there and help" approach to     reducing jail populations, as if we were your staff. 
  • Forecast capacity requirements for new jails.
  • Study criminal justice system operations.
  • Plan alternatives to incarceration. 
  • Perform general & financial feasibility studies.
  • Evaluate operational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Perform staffing analyses.
  • Develop programs for offenders.
  • Work with private vendors of correctional services.
  • Assist local architects in facility planning.
  • Assess priviazational issues.
  • Assist counties in preparing for bond referendums.  
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