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NCJ Number: 128215 Find in a Library
Title: Management and Treatment of Long-Term Prisoners in the United Kingdom
Journal: Prison Journal  Volume:80  Issue:1  Dated:(Spring-Summer 1990)  Pages:121-124
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office
Prison Dept
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
London, England
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Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Most long-term offenders held in prisons in Great Britain are held in designated training prisons which are not overcrowded and generally have adequate provisions for inmate training and treatment. These prisons include maximum security facilities, normal secure cellular closed prisons, medium security closed prisons, and open prisons in which long-term offenders are prepared for release.
Abstract: Offenders serving life sentences are recognized as a group with special needs. Every lifer is thoroughly assessed during an initial period of confinement, moves progressively to lower conditions of security with opportunities for greater freedom and responsibility, and has a specific sentence plan outlining his proposed progression through the system and his training and treatment needs. A team approach is used to assess the progress of lifers; the team is comprised of main grade officers, a probation officer, teachers, a medical officer, and prison visitors and volunteers. Each lifer preparing for release on license must undergo a complete and thorough training program. Training and treatment, including preparation for release, for other long-term offenders is largely dependent on the individual inmate's initiative, although the British Home Office has begun a program to extend sentence planning and other programs to long-term offenders.
Main Term(s): Life sentences; Long-term imprisonment
Index Term(s): Corrections management; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Inmate treatment
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