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NCJ Number: 128339 Find in a Library
Title: Five-Year Plan for Female Inmates
Author(s): V G Crawford; N M Joyce; K R Becker
Corporate Author: Illinois Dept of Corrections
Bureau of Admin and Planning
Planning and Research Unit
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Illinois Dept of Corrections
Springfield, IL 62702
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Type: State Plan
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This proposed 5-year plan for female inmates in Illinois covers administration, housing requirements, educational and vocational programs, correctional industries, and other inmate programs.
Abstract: Currently, Dwight Correctional Center is the only all female prison in the State. In 1974, additional beds were added at community correctional centers for females. As the prison population has grown, more community center beds have been added, and two male correctional centers (Logan and Dixon) have become co-educational. The total rated capacity for the female population is 893. There are 669 women on community supervision. Programs for women vary from basic education and vocational classes to drug treatment programs and special parenting opportunities. The 5-year plan builds on this foundation. Recommendations pertaining to administration focus on the development of alternatives to prison for female offenders and the assessment of classification, reclassification, and community center screening instruments. Recommendations on housing include the acquisition of a minimum-security facility, completion of construction for 54 additional beds for females at Dixon, and upgrading of the facilities at Dwight Correctional Center. Other recommendations are designed to upgrade and expand educational and vocational programs for women, their involvement in correctional industries, substance abuse treatment, parenting opportunities, and medical and mental health services. 3 tables
Main Term(s): Female inmates
Index Term(s): Correctional planning; Corrections management; Illinois; Inmate Education Assistance Programs; Inmate vocational training
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