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NCJ Number: 119862 Find in a Library
Title: Utilization of Technology in Correctional Institutions
Journal: Federal Probation  Volume:53  Issue:3  Dated:(September 1989)  Pages:35-40
Author(s): L F Travis III; E J Latessa Jr; R W Oldendick
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 6
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Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A national survey of technology in adult correctional institutions that were opened or substantially renovated in the past 10 years formed the basis of an analysis of the effects of technology on the correctional environment and of the physical and human aspects of that environment.
Abstract: Information also came from a literature review, from a survey of State departments of corrections, and from site visits of seven institutions using technologically advanced equipment. Findings showed that the technologies used include perimeter security systems, locking systems, electronic fire detection and suppression systems, communications equipment, internal security equipment, internal surveillance equipment, management information systems, and new technologies. Results indicated that the impact of the technologies has been generally positive, but changes have been incremental rather than dramatic. Findings also indicated the need for careful planning, adaptation of technological systems to the correctional environment, and realistic expectations. 6 references.
Main Term(s): Science and Technology
Index Term(s): Fire detection equipment; Management Information Systems; Prison management; Security systems; Telecommunications equipment
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