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NCJ Number: 127982 Find in a Library
Title: NIC Information Center: Quarterly Summary
Journal: Corrections Quarterly Summary  Volume:7  Issue:4  Dated:(1988)  Pages:complete issue
Corporate Author: National Institute of Corrections
United States of America
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Corrections
Washington, DC 20534
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Information Center Quarterly Summary is a compilation of information received from the directors of corrections in all 50 states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. This quarter's survey addresses the issue of inmates' possession of pornographic materials.
Abstract: Most agencies indicate that screening for pornography is part of the regular mail screening process; the majority of states permit those materials which are generally available over the counter to the general public, such a "Playboy" and "Penthouse". Also included is information on capacity changes, litigation, legislation, and commissioner changes. A total of 18 responding agencies reported changes in capacity, with all but one experiencing an increase in bedspace. Legislative initiatives addressed such issues as oversight of community corrections, training standards, driving under the influence, and AIDS. A special section of the document provides additional information on AIDS. 2 tables
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics; Pornography
Index Term(s): Correctional facility surveys; Criminal justice facilities; State correctional facilities
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