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NCJ Number: 119876 Find in a Library
Title: Descriptive Analysis of the Intensive Supervision Program
Author(s): R E Wetter
Corporate Author: Kentucky Corrections Cabinet
Planning and Evaluation Branch
United States of America
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 36
Sponsoring Agency: Kentucky Corrections Cabinet
Frankfort, KY 40601
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Kentucky has responded to its prison overcrowding crisis by establishing the Intensive Supervision Program to provide community placements for selected offenders who would otherwise be in prison.
Abstract: Offenders receive intensive supervision from officers who have caseloads limited to 25 clients. An enormous range of sanctions and controls are enforced. Probation and parole conditions cover the residence of the offender, inhibit movements, require regular reporting, forbid contact with certain persons or areas, forbid the use of alcoholic beverages and nonprescription drugs, and require participation in treatment programs. A curfew of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. applies 7 days a week, and offenders receive personal and telephone curfew checks during these houses. The program emphasizes surveillance. Of the 400 offenders received in the program during 12 months in 1984-85, only 3 have been returned to prison as a result of a new felony conviction. One of these convictions was for a felony committed while not under the program's supervision. In addition, 86 percent of offenders coming into the program were employed or attending school. Finally, 83 percent of the clients are still active in the program or have successfully completed the program and been transferred to regular supervision. Figures, footnotes, and appended details about the program are included.
Main Term(s): Intensive supervision programs
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Intensive probation; Kentucky; Prison overcrowding
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