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NCJ Number: 136247 Find in a Library
Title: Double-Bunking Plan
Corporate Author: Michigan Dept of Corrections
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 31
Sponsoring Agency: Michigan Dept of Corrections
Lansing, MI 48913
Sale Source: Michigan Dept of Corrections
Stevens T Mason Building
Lansing, MI 48913
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A double bunking plan of the Michigan Department of Corrections calls for 1,809 additional male beds to be gained through double bunking in six institutions.
Abstract: To accomplish the plan, a one-time expenditure of about $3 million is estimated for furnishings and remodeling. The plan involves another $8.4 million in operating costs to phase in the 1,809 male beds and 362.5 staff during fiscal year 1990/1991. Project costs cover fire and environmental services, toilet and shower facilities, temporary segregation cells, visitor parking and visitor room, electrical outlets, storage and warehouse space, and gymnasium floor repair. The plan calls for homosexuals and psychological cases to be identified so that appropriate alternative placements can be found. In addition, the plan contains details on logistics, programs and incentives, the provision of information to prisoners and staff, operational changes, staff requirements, and furnishings and equipment. The plan also considers legal and program implications of double bunking. Tables
Main Term(s): Prison overcrowding; State correctional facilities
Index Term(s): Michigan; Prison costs; State plans
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