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NCJ Number: 141229 Find in a Library
Title: Reclaiming Offender Accountability: Intermediate Sanctions for Probation and Parole Violators
Editor(s): E E Rhine
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 120
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
Publication Number: ISBN 0-929310-59-4
Sale Source: American Correctional Assoc
206 N. Washington St., Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The chapters in this monograph grew out of the work of the American Correctional Association's Committee on Probation, Parole, and Supervised Release. It attempts to provide a benchmark on state-of-the-art in probation and parole technologies.
Abstract: The first chapter discusses how to structure violation and absconding policies and chronicles the dramatic increase in parole revocations and their effect on prison crowding and construction. Federal, State, and local strategies for responding to violations by offenders under community supervision are summarized. Two programs demonstrating the effectiveness of intermediate sanctions for Federal parole violators are described. Another chapter reviews the parole revocation process in New York State and the use of various intermediate sanctions including electronic monitoring, a high-impact incarceration program, and special substance abuse treatment facilities. Similar State- and local-level intermediate sanctions programs operating in Missouri, Georgia, Mississippi, Ontario, South Carolina, Illinois, and New Jersey are discussed. In the final chapters, the authors conclude that intermediate sanctions are a reasonable response to the challenges of prison overcrowding, uneven responses, and policies that have led to staff confusion, increased costs, and less effective supervision. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Intermediate sanctions; Parole violations
Index Term(s): American Correctional Association (ACA)
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