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NCJ Number: 136113 Find in a Library
Title: Military Cares for Its Own With One-of-a-Kind Facility
Journal: Corrections Today  Volume:54  Issue:1  Dated:(February 1992)  Pages:50-52,54,56,58
Author(s): L R Acorn
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 6
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The U.S. Disciplinary Barracks (USDB) at Fort Leavenworth houses Army and Air Force enlisted men and women serving sentences of 3 years or longer, Marine enlistees serving sentences of 5 years of longer, and all sentenced military officers and academy students.
Abstract: About two-thirds of the 1,360 inmates have been convicted of violent crimes including murder, rape, and robbery, while most of the others committed property or narcotics crimes. Inmates are not required to maintain full military posture at the prison, but they must meet certain basic standards of behavior. The USDB works to prepare the prisoners for a return to civilian life. Inmates are allowed to participate in a variety of educational and vocational programs. Even with defense budget cuts, USDB has a higher staff-to-inmate ratio and more funding for programs than many State institutions. The facility's Directorate of Mental Health provides several inmate treatment programs and conducts correctional psychology research projects. Because the USDB was built in 1873, it requires a great deal of upkeep and maintenance. Correctional personnel are required to fulfill their military requirements in terms of field training as well as their duties at the prison.
Main Term(s): Military correctional treatment
Index Term(s): Correctional facilities; Inmate Education Assistance Programs; Military correctional personnel
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