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NCJ Number: 130892 Find in a Library
Title: NIC Information Center Quarterly Summary
Journal: Corrections Quarterly Summary  Volume:9  Issue:3  Dated:(Third Quarter 1990)  Pages:complete issue
Corporate Author: National Institute of Corrections
Information Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Corrections
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Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Nationwide corrections information for the third quarter of 1990 encompasses prison capacity changes, litigation, legislation, a survey of the prison gang problem, corrections commissioner changes, and AIDS information.
Abstract: Information on capacity changes indicates that 25 responding corrections departments reported increases in system capacity for the third quarter of 1990. One State had a decrease in bed space. Cases filed in litigation encompass prison conditions, access to condoms, public protection, employee urine testing, and handicapped inmates' rights. Cases settled pertain to inmate publishing, strip searches, visitation, prison conditions, sex discrimination in hiring, protective custody, credit for jail time, artificial insemination, parole board liability, medical issues, frivolous lawsuits, and indeterminate sentences. Legislation covers boot camps, education/vocation program credits, intermediate sanctions, parole for the terminally ill, inmate mothers, infectious disease reporting, private-sector contracting, and citizens committees. The survey of corrections agencies requested information on the extent of prison gangs, the level of disruption gangs cause, regulations and policies that govern gang membership, agency responses to gang problems, and gang intelligence systems. 12 annotated recommended readings
Main Term(s): Corrections management
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities; Correctional law; Inmate lawsuits; Prison Gangs/Security Threat Groups
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