skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 118713 Find in a Library
Title: Boot Camp
Corporate Author: Florida Dept of Corrections
Bureau of Planning, Research and Statistics
United States of America
Date Published: 1988
Sponsoring Agency: Florida Dept of Corrections
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This video shows the regime followed by juvenile and young adult offenders sentenced to the Florida Department of Correction's Boot Camp program during its first 6 months of operation in 1987.
Abstract: Males are eligible for Boot Camp if they are between 14 and 24 years old, have not served time in a Federal or State prison, and have a sentence of 10 years or less. The program runs from 90 to 120 days. Graduates do not return to prison, but are placed on parole. Like basic training in the military, Boot Camp begins with a tough "dressing down" by a sergeant and a haircut. The video then depicts the typical day that begins at 4 a.m. with showering, dressing, cleaning the barracks, and inspection. Physical training follows breakfast. Four platoons engage in 4 hours of hard physical labor and 4 hours of counseling, drill and ceremony training, and obstacle course practice. Instructors emphasizes that the drill and obstacle course activities build a sense of accomplishment, self-confidence, and ability to work as a team. After dinner, inmates time' is devoted to a flag ceremony, cleaning, uniform preparation, and one-half hour of free time. In its first 6 months, 150 young men have gone into Boot Camp; 27 percent have dropped out and returned to correctional institutions.
Main Term(s): Juvenile correctional facilities
Index Term(s): Florida; Milieu therapy; Youthful offenders
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. 25 minutes, VHS color
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.