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NCJ Number: 135912 Find in a Library
Title: NIC (National Institute of Corrections) Information Center Quarterly Summary
Journal: Corrections Quarterly Summary  Volume:10  Issue:5  Dated:(First Quarter 1991)  Pages:1-15
Corporate Author: National Institute of Corrections
Information Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Corrections
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Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Information on correctional issues in the States in the first quarter of 1991 covers correctional facilities' capacity changes, litigation, legislation, use of technology, and AIDS.
Abstract: Information on capacity changes addresses the number of beds gained or lost in each State and reasons for the change. The section on litigation provides summaries on cases filed and cases decided. The cases filed pertain to strip searching and conditions of confinement. Cases decided focused on the following issues: suicide screening for incoming inmates, religious rights, transfer to minimum security, the siting of a correctional facility, right to information, murder by furloughee, AIDS, immunity of corrections officials, racial discrimination, and unit management. Legislation summaries pertain to State prisoners in county jails, juvenile detention, sex offenders, parole, victim notification, home incarceration supervision fee, DNA testing, escape, industries, medical records, privatization, retirement system, and boot camps. Various information on technology use in correctional facilities is provided for each State. Information on AIDS in correctional facilities includes a summary of what is happening in the areas of training and education for staff and inmates. Commissioner changes are noted, and an update is provided for the National Institute of Corrections' Prisons Division Update. 23 annotations for recommended reading and 2 tables
Main Term(s): Correctional information systems
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities; Correctional facilities; Legislation; Technology transfer
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