Addressing Staff Sexual Misconduct with Inmates

National Institute of Corrections
American University Washington College of Law
March 9-14, 2002

Faculty Biographies

Darrell W. Alley
Susan Carle
Tim Kniest
Susan W. McCampbell
Anadora (Andie) Moss
Susan E. Poole
Jeffrey Shorba
Brenda V. Smith
Ashbel T. (A.T.) Wall, II


Darrell W. Alley

Mr. Alley is a 33-year law enforcement veteran having served in Florida, Virginia, and Tennessee. He attended the Broward Community College at Ft. Lauderdale, received his Bachelors Degree from Covenant College (TN), and his Masters Degree from Tusculum College (TN). He is a graduate of the National Crime Prevention Institute, the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville, and the Tennessee Government Executive Institute at the University of Tennessee. He served as an adjunct faculty member at the Cleveland State Community College (TN) for eight years and at the Cleveland State Law Enforcement Training Center for five years. He currently serves as adjunct faculty at the Tennessee Correction Academy and Training Consultant with the National Institute of Corrections (NIC / DOJ). He has been married to Laura for 36 years and they have two children and seven grandchildren.

Mr. Alley was appointed Director of Internal Affairs for the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) in February 1996. He reengineered and centralized Internal Affairs to report directly to the Commissioner of Correction. In that capacity, he directs investigative teams who are responsible for criminal and administrative investigations at all TDOC institutions, facilities, and work sites throughout Tennessee. The TDOC, with an operating budget of $400 million, employs approximately 5,000 employees and houses 18,000 inmates.

Immediately preceding his current appointment, Mr. Alley was employed for 11 years as the Chief Criminal Investigator for Jerry N. Estes, District Attorney General, 10th Judicial District of Tennessee. His duties included investigating, coordinating and/or monitoring all major investigations, facilitating victim/witness functions, and general administrative and management responsibilities.

Prior to his appointment in Tennessee, Mr. Alley served two years at the Carroll County (VA) Sheriff's Department. He served as Deputy Sheriff, Chief of Investigations, and Chief Deputy. During those assignments, he established the first formal criminal investigations unit and employee selection process in that department.

He was employed 13 years with the Pompano Beach (FL) Police Department. He served as a patrol officer, covert operations officer, detective, community relations unit supervisor, crime prevention unit supervisor, patrol shift commander, and as the commander of the detective division. Prior to his employment with the Pompano Beach Police Department, he served as a Military Police Officer in the Army Reserves.

Mr. Alley has served in various capacities as a member of the Exchange Club, Rotary Club, and United Way. He is past Chaplain, Secretary, and Vice President of the National Internal Affairs Investigators Association. He maintains membership in the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police, Tennessee Sheriff's Association, Fraternal Order of Police, Tennessee Correction Association, American Correctional Association, and other professional organizations. He also serves as an Associate Pastor of the River of Life Assembly of God in Smyrna, Tennessee.


Susan Carle

Susan Carle is an Associate Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law, where she teaches torts, labor and employment law, legal ethics, and externship seminars. Prior to joining the faculty in 1997, Prof. Carle practiced law in the areas of labor and employment, primarily representing employees and labor unions. Prior to that, she worked for two years for the United States Department of Justice arguing appeals in cases arising under federal anti-discrimination laws covering employment and other issues. She graduated from Yale Law School in 1988 and clerked for the Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 1988-1989.


Tim Kniest

Since 1994 Tim Kniest has served as the Chief Public Information Officer for the Missouri Department of Corrections. His duties include providing information and assistance to the public and the media, and overseeing Department public education projects. Kniest began his career in corrections in 1974 as a probation and parole officer for the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole in St. Louis. He later served as a supervisor in Chillicothe and St. Louis, including two years as the Director of Community Services in the St. Louis region. In that position he was responsible for overseeing public relations projects in the St. Louis area, volunteer services, staff development, community service projects, and was liaison to the citizens advisory board.

Tim graduated from the University of Missouri at St. Louis with a BS in Education. He has conducted media and public relations training sessions for the National Institute of Corrections, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the American Correctional Association, the American Probation and Parole Officers Association, the Mid-States Correctional Association and the Missouri Correctional Association.


Susan W. McCampbell

Susan W. McCampbell is President of the Center for Innovative Public Policies, Inc., (CIPP) a not-for-profit company specializing in public policy consulting.

CIPP currently has several cooperative agreements with the National Institute of Corrections (NIC): to develop curricula to effectively manage a multi-generational workforce; to provide technical assistance to state and local correctional agencies regarding the issues associated with staff sexual misconduct with inmates; and to develop a bulletin on gender responsive jail operations for the administrators of small and medium sized jails.

Ms. McCampbell is the co-author of Training Curriculum for Investigating Allegations of Staff Sexual Misconduct with Inmates, Staff Sexual Misconduct with Inmates: Implications for Jail Administrators, Investigating Allegations of Staff Sexual Misconduct in a Jail Setting, and Staff Sexual Misconduct with Inmates: a Policy Development Guide for Sheriffs and Jail Administrators for the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). She also instructs in NIC programs addressing staff sexual misconduct. In February 2002, NIC published the Resource Guide for Newly Appointed Wardens, co-authored by Ms. McCampbell, Elizabeth Layman and Marie Hall. She has also co-authored articles about staff sexual misconduct for American Jails and Sheriffs magazines.

Prior to founding CIPP in 1999, Ms. McCampbell was the Director of the Department of Detention and Community Control for the Broward County, Florida, Sheriff's Office for four (4) years. During this time, Ms. McCampbell oversaw the daily operations of a jail system with 4,200 inmates, three facilities, a staff of 1,600, and a budget of $110 million. During her tenure, the agency received their initial accreditation from the American Correctional Association, and re-accreditation, the largest agency of its kind to receive simultaneous accreditation for all facilities. Other highlights of her term as Director include implementation of an objective inmate classification system, dramatic improvements in the management and treatment of inmates with a diagnosis of mental illness in the jail system, the planning for a new 1,000 bed men's direct supervision facility, and a 1,000 bed women's jail. While with the Broward Sheriff's Office, Ms. McCampbell served as Chief Deputy/Acting Sheriff for six (6) months following the death of the Sheriff.

Prior to coming to Broward County, Ms. McCampbell was Assistant Sheriff for the City of Alexandria, Virginia, Sheriff's Office for eleven (11) years, a Program Director for Police Executive Research Forum in Washington, D. C., and a regional criminal justice planner in Northern Virginia.

Ms. McCampbell holds a BA in Political Science from the School of Government and Public Administration, The American University, Washington, D. C., and a Master's Degree in City and Regional Planning from the School of Architecture and Engineering of The Catholic University of America, Washington, D. C.


Anadora (Andie) Moss

Andie Moss is an experienced criminal justice professional with an unusual path of experiences leading to over a decade of intensive work in the sensitive areas of staff sexual misconduct and agency culture. As a Program Specialist at the U.S. Justice Department, National Institute of Corrections from 1996-2002, Andie developed and managed initiatives that are often credited with impacting a national response to staff sexual misconduct in corrections. Before joining NIC, Andie was an Assistant Deputy Commissioner in the Georgia Department of Corrections. During her Georgia experience, Andie was the "Commissioner's Representative on Site" at the Georgia Women's Prison in Milledgeville, Georgia, overseeing the department's response to the Cason V. Seckinger class action lawsuit. An outcome of the lawsuit included the indictment of seventeen staff members for allegations of staff sexual misconduct.

Inspired by the "Georgia Experience," while at NIC, Andie provided on-site assistance to more than 40 correctional agencies at the local, state, and federal levels, in a variety of areas relating to staff offender relations, agency culture, staff training, and program design. In April 2002 she established The Moss Group, Inc. to pursue her vision of building a consulting network of experienced practitioners with a commitment to excellence. In her current work she continues to assist agencies in addressing staff sexual misconduct through assessment, training, and serving as a subject matter expert for the U.S. Justice Department, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Unit.

Professional Honors: The 1999 and 2001 NIC Executive Directors' Award; Two merit awards from the Director of the Bureau of Prisons; The "Creative Leadership Award," New England Association of Women in Criminal Justice; Governor's Award for Outstanding Service in State Government (Georgia).

Andie has published in Corrections Today; American Jails and authored a chapter, "Sexual Misconduct Among Staff and Inmates," in Prison and Jail Administration: Practice and Theory. She holds a B.S.ED. from the University of Georgia and an M.ED. from the University of Idaho.


Susan E. Poole

Ms. Poole is a retired warden and is currently working extensively as a Criminal Justice Consultant, providing direct services to agencies in the areas of Staff Sexual Misconduct with Inmates, Working with Female Offenders, Institution Culture Assessment, Strategic Planning, and Executive Leadership Development for Women. Appointed to the position of Warden by the Governor of the state of California in September 1988, Ms. Poole served 13 years at the California Institution for Women in that capacity.

Ms. Poole's background includes 29 years in the field of Corrections with the California Department of Corrections (CDC). She began her career as a Teaching Assistant and was promoted through the custody ranks. She served at two correctional institutions and with three divisions in headquarters: Institutions, Administrative Services, and Manpower Services. Her experience and assignments have included a wide variety of field operations and staff assignments in Corrections' headquarters. While in CDC headquarters, she served in the capacity of Assistant Chief of Personnel, Classification Staff Representative, Chief of Institution Services, and Assistant Deputy Director Institutions Division. For the last thirteen years of her career in Corrections she served as Warden of the California Institution for Women (CIW). CIW is a 1,800 bed correctional facility which at one point reached a capacity of 2700 inmates.

Ms. Poole is a member of the American Correctional Association (ACA), the Association of Black Correctional Workers (ABCW), the Association of Women Executives in Corrections, and the National Association of Blacks In Criminal Justice. She chaired the Department's Training Advisory Committee for five and one-half years. In addition, Ms. Poole was selected as one of the Outstanding Young Women of America for 1983 and participated in the 1995 Leadership California Program. She has served as an appointed board member of the Mt. Baldy United Way, and Opportunities Unlimited, Inc., a youth outreach program. She was selected as California's nominee for Warden of the Year to the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents in 1999. Ms. Poole has received numerous awards and recognition for her work in the community. She has provided consultant services to the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), to correctional agencies in a number of other states, and is a featured speaker at many community and academic programs. She has recently been selected by the Who's Who Historical Society as a member of their International Who's Who of Professionals for 2001.


Jeffrey Shorba

Jeff Shorba serves as Deputy State Court Administrator for the Minnesota State Court System. He oversees all daily operations of the state's trial courts, court of appeals and supreme court. He is responsible for supervising division directors in the areas of finance, information technology, human resources, legal services, court services, education, and organizational development and facilities management. The state court system includes 3,500 employees and 300 judges working in ten judicial districts throughout Minnesota.

Prior to joining the judicial branch, Mr. Shorba served as Assistant Commissioner for Management Services and Legal Counsel at the Minnesota Department of Corrections. As Assistant Commissioner, Mr. Shorba reported to the Commissioner of Corrections and oversaw the departments of: policy and legal services, finance, information technology, and human resources. In addition, he supervised personnel coordinating agency religious services and diversity. He also served as legal advisor to the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission and Secretary to the Minnesota Pardons Board.

Prior to joining the Minnesota Department of Corrections, Mr. Shorba served for eight years as Associate General Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons in Washington, D.C. Mr. Shorba was in charge of the Legislative and Correctional Issues Branch where he provided legal advice on policy development, legislative affairs, and institution operational issues. He developed special expertise in the areas of religious services, sentence computation, emergency preparedness, use of force, treatment programs, medical services, privatization, and death penalty procedures.

From 1989-1991, Mr. Shorba was in private practice in Washington, D.C. at the law firm of Bell, Boyd & Lloyd where his practice focused on litigation and appellate work, primarily in the areas of employment discrimination, labor law, and employee benefits. From 1988 to 1989, he served as law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Mr. Shorba is a 1988 cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School. He received his B.A. degree in Political Science, magna cum laude, from Carleton College.

Mr. Shorba is vice-chair of the American Correctional Association (ACA) Legal Issues Committee and co-chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Corrections and Sentencing Committee. He has conducted training at numerous national conferences and seminars including those sponsored by the ACA, ABA, National Institute of Corrections, Federal Bar Association and the Federal Judicial Center. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the School of Public Affairs at the American University in Washington, D.C.


Brenda V. Smith

Brenda V. Smith is an Associate Professor at the Washington College of Law at American University where she co-teaches in the Community Economic Development Law Clinic. Prior to joining the faculty at the Washington College of Law, Ms. Smith was Senior Counsel for Economic Security at the National Women's Law Center and Director of the Center's women in Prison Project and Child and Family Support Project. Ms. Smith is a 1984 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and graduated magna cum laude from Spelman College in 1980.

Ms. Smith has a long history of work on issues affecting women and children involved in the criminal and juvenile justice systems dating back to her tenure as an attorney with the Public Defender Service of the District of Columbia. Ms. Smith combined her experiences at the Public Defender Service and the National Women's Law Center to create the Women in Prison Project, a legal services and education program which served over 6,000 incarcerated women during its eight-year existence. The program received both local and national recognition, receiving the Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies National Achievement Award in 1990, and the D.C. Commission for Women Community Services Organization of the Year Award in 1991.

Ms. Smith is considered an expert on issues affecting women in prison and has published and spoken widely on those issues. Relevant publications on women in the criminal justice system include: An End to Silence: Women Prisoners' Handbook on Identifying and Addressing Sexual Misconduct (American University, 2002); "Incarceration," in Women's Health Across the Lifespan: A Comprehensive Perspective (Lippincott: 1997); A Vision Beyond Survival: A Resource Guide for Incarcerated Women (National Women's Law Center: Fall, 1995); Female Prisoners and AIDS: On the Margins of Public Health and Social Justice, 9 AIDS & Public Policy Journal 78 (Summer, 1994). Ms. Smith is currently working on an article on the legal and public policy implications of cross-gender supervision on women inmates.

Ms. Smith has received numerous honors, including the prestigious Kellogg National Fellowship in 1993, and was into the D.C. Women's Hall of Fame in 1998 for her work on behalf of low-income women in the District of Columbia.


Ashbel T. (A.T.) Wall, II

A.T. Wall's career in Corrections began in 1976 as a line Probation officer. He served in the capacity of Assistant Director for the Rhode Island Department of Corrections from 1987 through 1999. Mr. Wall was appointed Director of the Department in 2000. He holds B.A. and J.D. degrees from Yale University.



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