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NCJ Number: 137150 Find in a Library
Title: Towards a Humane Prison System
Corporate Author: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 26
Sponsoring Agency: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
London, SW9 0PU
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: In response to the prison disturbances of April 1990, steps are proposed for achieving a humane prison system.
Abstract: The proposed approach to promoting humane care in the prison system calls for keeping out of prison those who do not need to be imprisoned, establishing a legal framework for the treatment of prisoners, improving relations between all groups in prisons, and reshaping the prison system. There are several distinct categories of prisoners for whom custody is used to excess: remand prisoners, fine defaulters, mentally ill prisoners, and child care abusers. The first step to creating the proper context for a humane prison system is to establish a legal framework which clearly defines prisoners' rights and minimum standards for all aspects of prison life. Recommendations accompany each of the proposed steps. 38 references
Main Term(s): Correctional reform; Foreign correctional systems
Index Term(s): Grievance procedures; Law reform; Mentally ill inmates; Remand procedures
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