NAVCONBRIG Miramar, which houses up to 372 prisoners, is part of the Navy's corrections system, run by the Navy Corrections and Programs Division at Naval Personnel Command, Millington, Tenn.
Additionally, all female prisoners within DOD serve their time at NAVCONBRIG Miramar to better facilitate the rehabilitative process.
"Before DOD sent all of the female prisoners here," said NAVCONBRIG Miramar Executive Officer CDR Kris Winter, "it was difficult to run successful female-specific rehabilitation programs, because there weren't enough women in any one place.
In addition to being exceptional Sailors, all Navy NAVCONBRIG Miramar staff members are required to earn the NEC 9575, correctional specialist, at a four-week school held at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, prior to reporting for duty.
And if you consider yourself a serious leadership scholar, then a three-year course at NAVCONBRIG Miramar is probably the best education you can get.
"These Sailors are trained to fix people with some pretty serious problems," said NAVCONBRIG Miramar Training Director Charles Lyles, "...
At NAVCONBRIG, the correctional facility functions much like a secure, self-contained community.
In NAVCONBRIGS, the "military model" corrections program serves to reinforce military values, courtesies and practices that are suitable as behavioral benchmarks.
Additionally, unit team management at NAVCONBRIGs responds to the concerns of staff and the needs of inmates; places competent, trained staff in proximity to inmates, reinforcing direct supervision and the military model; involves the unit team in making decisions or recommendations in a variety of inmate matters and management or disciplinary actions; streamlines the delivery of services and programs to inmates assigned to the unit; and enables the unit team to influence and modify inmate program plans to address their needs and interests--which enhances operations of the facility and the Navy correctional program as a whole.
As the Navy moves into the next phase, management of the new facility, NAVCONBRIG
Chesapeake is very pleased to have such great relationships with the individuals and the organizations recognized in this article that have made this such a smooth and rewarding project.