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NCJ Number: 134291 Find in a Library
Title: Shock Incarceration, Bureau of Prisons Style
Journal: Research Forum  Volume:1  Issue:3  Dated:(July 1991)  Pages:1-9
Author(s): J Klein-Saffran
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Federal Bureau of Prisons
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Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Federal Bureau of Prisons has established a shock incarceration program at its Intensive Confinement Center in Lewisburg, Pa. and plans to evaluate the program by examining the changes that occur at both the system and individual levels.
Abstract: The program's first training cycle began on January 28, 1991 and involved 42 inmates. Participation in the 180-day program is voluntary and is open to inmates under age 35 who are of minimum security risk and who meet several other eligibility criteria. Inmates who successfully complete the program can serve the remainder of their sentence in a community-based program. The program aims to develop responsible decisionmaking, development of self-direction and a positive self-image, and sustained employment in the community. The program excludes the summary punishment used in other shock incarceration programs. The evaluation will include a process evaluation, a comparison of participants with a matched sample, an analysis of post-release behavior, and a cost analysis. The program cannot be directly compared with other prison programs, because its participants are exposed to more self-improvement opportunities than would be the case in other minimum security prisons. Nevertheless, conversations with participants and correctional personnel indicate that the program has had a positive start. Table, figure, notes, and 2 references
Main Term(s): Shock incarceration programs
Index Term(s): Discipline; Program design; Program evaluation
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