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NCJ Number: 134624 Find in a Library
Title: Adjustment Patterns and Programming Needs of Long-Term Inmates
Author(s): J Gordon; S Wallace
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
Federal Bureau of Prisons Office of Research
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 5
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Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document explores the adjustment patterns and programming needs of current and future long-term Federal inmates.
Abstract: With the changing composition, sentence lengths, and size of the inmate population, it is reasonable to question whether inmates with longer sentences will continue to be seen as a stabilizing influence in the prison. There is a need for the development of "career planning" programs for long-term inmates whose programming needs and concerns may be quite different from those of inmates with shorter sentences. However, a major issue that will need to be resolved is the definition of a long-term inmate. A study is proposed where the impact on both "new law" and "old law" long-termers will be examined by institutional adjustment measures such as disciplinary actions, education program participation, medical services used, and psychological adjustment measures. 12 tables
Main Term(s): Adjustment to prison
Index Term(s): Inmate treatment; Needs assessment; Prison conditions
Note: Prepared for the February 1990 Research Issues forum.
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