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NCJ Number: 120876 Find in a Library
Title: State Correctional Industries: Choosing Goals, Accepting Tradeoffs
Author(s): D Pilcher
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
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Publication Number: ISBN 1-55516-957-0
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Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report reviewing the history and operation of correctional industries, discusses choosing objectives and accepting tradeoffs in correctional industries, considers private-sector correctional industries, and addresses the legislative evaluation of correctional industries.
Abstract: An overview of correctional industries covers their operations, organizational links to corrections departments, management and personnel, purchasing and marketing, inmate wages and incentives, budgeting and financing, economic competition with the private sector, and the role of the private sector advisory councils. A discussion of the major objectives of correctional industries includes information from various States as to how the objectives are being met. Objectives encompass institutional benefits, inmate benefits, and societal benefits. In a concluding comment, the report advises that legislators and other State policymakers who examine the role of correctional industries within the larger correctional system should clearly specify the priority policy objectives of correctional industries. Further, policymakers should understand which correctional industry model or parts of models their State has adopted as they discuss goals. If objectives conflict, it is unlikely that correctional industries will maximize all their goals. 7 tables, 7 resources, 10-item bibliography.
Main Term(s): Correctional industries
Index Term(s): Corrections management; Corrections policies
Note: Criminal Justice Paper #3.
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