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NCJ Number: 147995 Find in a Library
Journal: Prison Journal  Volume:74  Issue:1  Dated:(March 1994)  Pages:62-72
Author(s): H Toch
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 11
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article concerns programs and policies that affect the quality of prison life.
Abstract: Today's prison democratization efforts are congruent with management literature that describes employee participation and management initiatives through which organizations try to improve the quality of their products and services. Prison democratization can combine opportunities for staff involvement with enhanced prisoner participation. Inmates can be afforded a greater role in classification and programming decisions and in determining policies that affect the quality of prison life. Such participatory approaches help to normalize prison life and contribute to the resocialization of offenders. Notes, references
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Prison management
Note: Revised version of an address given at the Scottish Prison Service College, Polmont, June 24, 1993
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