skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

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: 119094 Find in a Library
Title: Special Risk Prisoners (From Current International Trends in Corrections, P 119-125, 1988, David Biles, ed. -- See NCJ-119079)
Author(s): A M Thomson
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Federation Press (Distributed by Gaunt)
Annandale, NSW 2038, Australia
Sale Source: Federation Press (Distributed by Gaunt)
71 Johnson Street
P.O. Box 45
Annandale, NSW 2038,
Australia
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: The Scottish Prison Service has used small units in an attempt to deal with those inmates who present major management problems, either because of their own persistent violence or their propensity to incite others to violence; the Barlinnie Special Unit in Glasgow is such a unit.
Abstract: The unit accommodates 20 inmates and has adequate working and recreational facilities without being so attractive as to encourage inmates to misbehave to be transferred there. The staff is a mixture of discipline and nursing officers who have received special training for their work in the unit. The unit has its own governor, who is assisted by a psychiatrist. In the unit, the traditional officer/inmate relationship has been modified to approximate a therapist/patient interaction. The staff and inmates compose a "community," which meets weekly to address community procedures and problems. When agreed-upon community procedures are violated, the violator must explain his actions to the group, which may impose sanctions. A research study to test the effectiveness of the unit is planned.
Main Term(s): Inmate segregation
Index Term(s): Inmate classification; Scotland; Violent inmates
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=119094

*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.