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NCJ Number: 120517 Find in a Library
Title: Prison Impacts: A Review of the Research
Author(s): K A Carlson
Corporate Author: Peninsula College
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: Clallam County Sheriff's Dept
Port Angeles, WA 98362
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Peninsula College
Port Angeles, WA 98362
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 85-IJ-CX-0022
Document: PDF
Type: Literature Review
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This review of the research on the impacts of a prison on the community in which it is located concludes that the community and prison sizes, the prison's location in relation to inmate and employee origins, and four other factors all influence the direction of the impacts.
Abstract: The other factors are the host community's capacity to provide needed services, housing, and other amenities; the institutional security level and the length of inmate sentences; institutional arrangements concerning inmate community work, releases, and visiting; and the institution's local history related to siting disputes, promises, community needs, and escapes. The sizes of the prison and the community are the most important factors, however. In addition, measures such as constructing housing for employees and improving community services can help increase the chance of a favorable impact. 25 references.
Main Term(s): Prison location
Index Term(s): Community relations; Opposition to prison construction; Public Opinion of Corrections
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