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NCJ Number: 149106 Find in a Library
Title: Revised Offender Population Management Task Force Five- Year Plan, 1993
Corporate Author: Utah Dept of Corrections
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 42
Sponsoring Agency: Utah Dept of Corrections
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Type: State Plan
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This revision of the original 5-year plan published by the Utah Offender Population Management Task Force in July 1992 is designed to expand the number and scope of offender supervision options available to the courts, corrections, and the Board of Pardons in an attempt to reduce the rate of growth in the demand for prison beds, without compromising community safety.
Abstract: This revised plan for managing criminal offender populations during the next 5 years includes all the goals and programs of the 1992 version. Revisions take into account changes in population dynamics, program funding, and new leadership in State government. The proposed 5-year plan has five goals. One is to provide adequate secure housing for violent and chronic offenders. A second goal is to manage manpower allocation to provide effective probation and parole supervision as well as presentence services that ensure public safety. A third goal is to develop and implement intermediate sanctions to reduce the rate of growth in prison population and to match offender needs with programming. The fourth goal is to develop and implement treatment programs that reduce offender recidivism, and the fifth goal is to modernize the correctional information management system to improve offender information management and tracking. The plan includes limited construction of new offender housing, development of new or expanded community- based intermediate sanctions, expansion of the community correctional center system, increases in field operations staffing, expansion of contracts with county jail facilities, and expansion of treatment resources. A major consideration in the 5-year plan is the use of private enterprise, rather than government agencies, to provide facilities and programs. This report profiles a series of programs that will advance the State toward the five goals. The rationale for each program is explained, along with a timetable for implementation. The timetable is designed to prevent prison overcrowding and control probation and parole workloads in each of the plan's five years. Each year of the plan builds on programs and initiatives developed in previous years. 2 tables
Main Term(s): Corrections policies
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Correctional planning; Intermediate sanctions; Prison overcrowding; Utah
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