Intake and Release

Course Code: CJK0320V

Credit Hours: 18 clock hours

Effective beginning: Fall 2020


Course Description:
This is a basic course in which the intake and release procedures of inmates are studied. Fingerprinting, photographing and classification of inmates are also studied. Objectives are addressed as specified by the criminal justice standards and training commission.

Course Details


  • Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT)
  • Fingerprints
  • Criminal History, and Background Check
  • Drug Screen Test




Required textbooks/ course materials:

See instructor’s First Day Handout Course Syllabus


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

See Below


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
  • Verify identity of inmate during intake.
  • Define arrest papers.
  • Define commitment papers.
  • Describe common features of arrest papers.
  • Describe common features of commitment papers.
  • Identify terminology used on arrest or commitment papers.
  • Confirm completeness of arrest or commitment papers.
  • Document intake information.
  • Give inmate permitted documents during intake.
  • Give examples of permitted documents during intake.
  • Obtain medical clearance of subject for intake.
  • Conduct a thorough and systematic search of inmate property.
  • Describe techniques for examining inmate property items.
  • Inventory inmate property during intake.
  • Confirm identity of inmate before inventory of inmate property.
  • Describe inmate property search methods.
  • Describe types of inmate personal property that may be stored.
  • Document receipt of inmate property items.
  • Deliver inmate personal property to designated area.
  • Document delivery of inmate property to storage area.
  • Identify property items that may be retained by inmate.
  • List types of personal items for issue to inmate.
  • Verify personal items to be issued during intake/reception.
  • Document issuance of personal items during intake/reception.
  • Verify identity of inmate when issuing personal items.
  • Identify the purpose of fingerprinting.
  • List criteria for completing fingerprint card.
  • List types of fingerprinting.
  • List fingerprinting equipment.
  • Describe fingerprinting equipment.
  • List personal data required on fingerprint card.
  • Identify signatures required on fingerprint card.
  • State the relationship between FCIC and NCIC.
  • State information available through the Florida Crime Information Center (FCIC).
  • State information available through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC).
  • Identify legal issues regarding use of FCIC/NCIC information.
  • Photograph inmate.
  • Generate inmate identification wristband or ID card.
  • Define classification.
  • List types of classification.
  • Describe inmate security levels.
  • Define minimum security level.
  • Define medium security level.
  • Define close management.
  • Identify categories of initial segregation.
  • Assign housing to inmate.
  • Document inmate housing assignment.
  • Explain DNA requirements for convicted or charged felons (§943.325, 925.11, F.S.)
  • Check for outstanding warrant or detainer on inmate.
  • Confirm identity when releasing inmate property.
  • Identify inmate property to be released.
  • Search inmate property for contraband.
  • Release property to inmate.
  • Define gratuity.
  • Issue gratuity to inmate upon release.
  • Return inmate’s personal property upon release.
  • Document details of property release.
  • Document inmate’s release.

COR Outcome 1: Students demonstrate mastery of Correctional Officer knowledge and skills.


COR Outcome 2: Demonstrate safety skills appropriate for employees in a Correctional Officer work setting.


COR Outcome 3: Apply critical thinking and problem solving proficiency as appropriate for employees in a Correctional Officer work setting.


COR Outcome 4: Exhibit interpersonal and ethical skills as appropriate for employees in a Correctional Officer work setting.


COR Outcome 5: Exhibit leadership, organizational, and professional skills appropriate for employees in a Correctional Officer workplace.

Tests, skills performance, skills demonstration, Skills check



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

The course is competency-based using handouts, videotapes, textbooks, computer assisted instruction and instructor demonstrations.



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