The Supervision of Programs in Prisons and Rehabilitation Department: The Case of Botswana Correctional Services

Dama Mosweunyane (University of Botswana, Botswana) and Cheneso Bolden Montsho (University of Botswana, Botswana)
Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 116
EISBN13: 9781466695061|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8589-5.ch005
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Supervision is very important in the running of any organisation that aims to execute its functions for the benefit of the people in the milieu in which it exists, such as prisons in Botswana. In the discipline organisations such as the Prisons and Rehabilitation department, supervision is strongly guided by the organisational structure and the need to maintain the highest standards of discipline. This explains the reason why professionals who get enlisted in the organisation undergo training that qualifies them to adhere to the prescribed standards and codes of behaviour in the organisation. The supervision in Botswana prisons has become important because of the need to rehabilitate offenders so that they become acceptable members of their respective communities. The prisons do have programs that are geared towards making the stay of prisoners in prisons more as an epoch characterised by training, than that of punishment. The chapter will demonstrate that supervision is important for prisons to run smoothly, with explicit recognisable harmonisation of activities within the institution.
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