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NCJ Number: 118635 Find in a Library
Title: Secure Prison Industries: Getting the Benefits Without the Risk
Journal: Corrections Today  Volume:51  Issue:4  Dated:(July 1989)  Pages:110,112,113
Author(s): H Farrier
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 3
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Five elements that contribute to safe and secure prison industries are discussed: matching the industry to the institutional population, staff development, well-designed security and operational procedures, careful practices regarding packaging and movement, and positive institutional climate.
Abstract: Prison industries offer inmates opportunities to work and relieve the burden on overcrowded educational and recreational programs. In locating the industry, the security level and average length of time served must be considered. For example, service-oriented production centers should be placed in maximum security prisons while metal fabrication operations confined to medium and minimum security institutions. Staff development is recommended for industry employees, new officers, wardens, and plant managers. The article also emphasizes the importance of clearly written procedures and maintaining security while packaging and moving products out of prison and importing raw materials. Developing a prison climate that promotes confidence and a sense of safety is discussed.
Main Term(s): Correctional industries
Index Term(s): Corrections internal security; Prison climate
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