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Title: State of Corrections: Proceedings, ACA Annual Conferences, 1991, Louisville, Kentucky
Corporate Author: American Correctional Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 319
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Publication Number: ISBN 0-929310-72-1
Sale Source: American Correctional Assoc
206 N. Washington St., Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America

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Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The 1991 winter conference of the American Correctional Association held in Louisville, Kentucky focused generally on the state of corrections and more specifically on alternatives to incarceration, special offenders, juveniles, and recidivism.
Abstract: Initial presentations discussed the establishment of fair sentencing guidelines, corrections as an economic development tool, the use of alternatives to incarceration in Michigan and New York, alternatives that reduce jail populations, community-based corrections, intermediate sanctions in Canada, community service, and cleaning up New Jersey's environment with an inmate work force. Special offender presentations looked at the establishment of an AIDS unit in correctional institutions, managing the elderly offender population, correctional rehabilitation, day treatment as a means of providing continuous care, sex offender treatment in Minnesota, and drug offender treatment in jail. Presentations related to juveniles examined the Nokomis Challenge Program in Michigan that provides a residential treatment alternative for delinquent juvenile males, an innovative life skills program for Alabama youth, and treatment of substance abuse among Virginia juveniles. Finally, presentations considered accreditation as an effective tool for evaluating and supervising correctional programs, media relations, violence prevention, inmate disturbances in Hungary, the role of technology in direct supervision jails, inmate attitudes, and recidivism. References
Main Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities; Community-based corrections (adult); Drug offenders; Elderly offenders; Foreign correctional systems; Juvenile offenders; Recidivism; Sex offenders
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