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NCJ Number: 10633 Find in a Library
Title: VOUCHER SYSTEM FOR CORRECTION
Journal: CRIME AND DELINQUENCY  Volume:19  Issue:2  Dated:(APRIL 1973)  Pages:212217
Author(s): D F GREENBERG
Corporate Author: National Council on Crime and Delinquency
United States of America
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Newark, NJ 07102
Publication Number: U
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION OF A PROGRAM TO GIVE PRISONERS WIDE DISCRETION IN DESIGNING AND PURCHASING REHABILITATION SERVICES.
Abstract: THE VOUCHER SYSTEM IS SUGGESTED AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO COERCED PROGRAMS OF IN-PRISON REHABILITATION DESIGNED AND IMPLEMENTED BY ADMINISTRATORS. THE AUTHOR POINTS OUT LIMITATIONS IN ENFORCED REHABILITATION PROGRAMS, AS WELL AS PROBLEMS INHERENT IN THE VOUCHER SYSTEM. IN THE LATTER PLAN EACH PRISONER RECEIVES A VOUCHER, THE AMOUNT OF WHICH IS PROPORTIONAL TO THE LENGTH OF HIS SENTENCE. THESE TOKENS CAN BE SPENT ACCORDING TO INDIVIDUAL NEEDS, OR CAN BE POOLED WITH OTHER PRISONERS. IT ALLOWS PRISONERS TO MAKE AUTONOMOUS DECISIONS.
Index Term(s): Inmate Programs; Management; Reform; Treatment offender matching
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