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NCJ Number: 249542 Find in a Library
Title: Painting Correctional Institutions Green: How Using Green Technology Can Reduce Correctional Institution Costs
Journal: American Jails  Dated:November / December 2015  Pages:8-10,12
Author(s): Doris Wells
Date Published: December 2015
Page Count: 4
Document: PDF
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article provides correctional administrators with a comprehensive and informative discussion of how green technologies can reduce their operating costs.
Abstract: Prison costs are steadily rising and State budgets are being cut, as such correctional institutions are seeking ways to reduce costs. Based on an NIJ-funded research analysis through the Corrections Technology Center of Excellence (one of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Centers) the Greening Corrections Technology Guidebook (NCJ 238046) shows that many energy-efficient devices and procedures (green technologies and systems) can reduce correctional institutions’ costs. The Guidebook provides correctional administrators with a comprehensive and informative discussion of how green technologies can reduce their operating costs. It further details examples that support the cost savings from the use of many green technologies at various departments of correction, presents Web links that connect to additional supporting data, and examines short case studies of success stories.
Main Term(s): Corrections costs
Index Term(s): Corrections Technology; National Institute of Justice (NIJ); NIJ Resources; Science and Technology
Note: Findings and conclusions reported in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
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