skip navigation

Justinfo Subscribe to Stay Informed

Add your conference to our Justice Events calendar


NCJRS Abstract


Subscribe to Stay Informed
Want to be in the know? JUSTINFO is a biweekly e-newsletter containing information about new publications, events, training, funding opportunities, and Web-based resources available from the NCJRS Federal sponsors. Sign up to get JUSTINFO in your inbox.

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Library collection.
To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the NCJRS Abstracts Database.

How to Obtain Documents
NCJ Number: NCJ 096630     Find in a Library
Title: Estimate of the Impact of the Uniform Sentencing and Correction Act on the Massachusetts Correctional System
Author(s): F J Carney ; L K Holt
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Dept of Correction
United States of America
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 58
  Annotation: The correctional population in Massachusetts would probably increase under the presumptive sentencing proposed in the Uniform Sentencing and Correction Act filed by the Governor in March 1984.
Abstract: However, the increase would occur at a time when the inmate population would probably decline under existing laws. Thus, with proper planning the expected increase could be accommodated without exacerbating prison overcrowding. In fact, with a proper plan and resources, the overcrowding problem could be resolved by the end of the decade. The law is intended to promote greater uniformity in sentencing. The bill provides for recodification of offenses against the person and establishes a classification of crimes, with a presumptive sentencing range for each class of crimes. The bill also creates a system of contract classification and programming within the Department of Correction to promote an offender's participation in rehabilitation programs and to make movement through the correctional system more predictable. Parole would be retained, but the authority of the parole board to release offenders against the person would be limited. Twenty data tables are attached.
Index Term(s): Probation or parole decisionmaking ; State laws ; Sentencing reform ; Massachusetts
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Country: United States of America
Language: English
  To cite this abstract, use the following link:

* A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's web site is provided.