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NCJ Number: 149060 Find in a Library
Title: Corrections in Sweden: Occupying Inmates During Working Hours
Corporate Author: Swedish Prison and Probation Admin
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Swedish Prison and Probation Admin
SE-601 80 Norrkoping, Sweden
Sale Source: Swedish Prison and Probation Admin
SE-601 80 Norrkoping,
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Sweden
Annotation: Inmate programs in Sweden have expanded since the 1950's from an emphasis on work only to occupations such as academic education, social-preparedness training, assessment of work capacity, vocational rehabilitation, employment, and schooling in a work-release program.
Abstract: The goal of inmate occupations is congruent with the overall goal of corrections: directing programs outward toward life after release. Each year, about 16,000 persons pass through correctional institutions. Sentences vary from 2 weeks to 14 years; some offenders receive life sentences. Inmates vary greatly in age, education, motivation, and drug abuse. They have opportunities to work in many vocational areas. Educational programs include a planned introduction, basic education for adults, junior high school, high school, vocational education, academic education, adult-education courses, courses on being released, and for drunk drivers. Cultural programs and outdoor recreational activities and camping trips are also available. Inmates receive payment for participation in work and study programs. Inmates must set aside 25 percent of their weekly pay for parole and release.
Main Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries
Index Term(s): Corrections policies; Sweden
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