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NCJ Number: 136837 Find in a Library
Title: Progress: A Coordinated Plan
Journal: Pentacle  Volume:11  Issue:1  Dated:(March 1991)  Pages:9-12
Editor(s): J A McDonald
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 4
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Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Federal Detention Plan: 1992-1996 was jointly developed by the U.S. Marshals Service, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the Immigration and Naturalization Service to address the huge Federal jail space crisis. The plan is being used by the three agencies as a primary tool for future planning and budget proposals.
Abstract: The plan proposes that additional Federal detention beds would be obtained through the Cooperative Agreement Program (CAP), private facilities, and construction of new Federal detention space. The key to the plan is its proposed creation of a Federal detention system for pre-sentenced prisoners along with a major expansion of CAP. The plan's ultimate goal is to establish facilities near court cities with large numbers of Marshal Service prisoners. The plan proposes several new concepts for jail facilities including the incorporation of Federal Correctional Centers into future construction projects housing the courts, probation, pre-trial services, and offices for the Marshals, public defenders, and U.S. Attorneys. Federal Regional Jails would serve a number of Federal court cities in the same geographic area. CAP would expand by providing funds for local jail expansion or renovation in return for guaranteed space for Federal prisoners. Despite some progress toward implementation of the plan, the jail space crisis will only be solved through long-term cooperation among all branches of the Federal government. 1 figure
Main Term(s): Correctional planning; Prison overcrowding
Index Term(s): Federal Bureau of Prisons; Immigration Naturalization Service (INS); Interagency cooperation; Prison construction; US Marshals Service
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