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NCJ Number: 136472 Find in a Library
Title: Impact Incarceration Program: 1991 Annual Report to the Governor and the General Assembly
Corporate Author: Illinois Dept of Corrections
Bureau of Admin and Planning
Planning and Research Unit
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: Illinois Dept of Corrections
Springfield, IL 62702
National Institute of Justice/
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Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Illinois Impact Incarceration Program (IIP) provides a prison alternative for first-time offenders under the age of 30. This intervention program is designed to stimulate lawful behavior in youthful offenders by emphasizing responsibility and positive self-concept while addressing the issues that often underlie criminal behavior.
Abstract: This report outlines the major accomplishments of IIP and provides a statistical summary of the program participants. Another chapter describes the purpose, goals and objectives, and programs of the IIP. IIP services include substance abuse counseling, education, life skills, parole preparation, post release, and cooperation with other State agencies. Early evidence suggests that the IIP is quite successful. Of 1,452 inmates referred to the program, 71 percent have completed it and less than 10 percent of the graduates have been returned to prison. All were returned because of technical violations. The program has helped alleviate prison overcrowding by shortening the time to serve for successful participants. 6 appendixes
Main Term(s): Shock incarceration programs
Index Term(s): Illinois; Prison overcrowding; Recidivism statistics
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