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NCJ Number: 127382 Find in a Library
Title: Work Release Inmates Pay Rent in Many States
Journal: Corrections Compendium  Volume:11  Issue:4  Dated:(October 1986)  Pages:6,12-13
Corporate Author: Contact, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Contact, Inc
Lincoln, NE 68501
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article presents a survey of work-release programs in various State systems.
Abstract: It reports that 45 States and the Federal Bureau of Prisons have work release from special facilities, while 13 States allow work release from secure facilities. Kentucky, Mississippi, Oregon, and Texas do not have inmate work-release programs. Charts are provided with information about number of participants, type of facility released from, and criteria for work-release participation including proportion of sentence served, release, date, type of offense, and disciplinary record in 30 systems. An additional chart provides information on job-finding assistance, transportation to work sites, rent payment, and success and failures with the program. Overall the States agree on the success of the work release program as evidenced in lower recidivism rates and reduction of prison overcrowding.
Main Term(s): Work release
Index Term(s): Participant identification; Recidivism; State-by-state analyses
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