skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 149310 Find in a Library
Title: Physically Disabled Prisoners in Scotland
Author(s): R Phillips; R P Dobash; A Bruce
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 39
Sponsoring Agency: Scottish Prison Service
Edinburgh, EH12 9HW,
Publication Number: ISBN 0-07480-0470-X
Sale Source: Scottish Prison Service
Calton House
5 Redheughs Rigg
Edinburgh, EH12 9HW,
United Kingdom
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This study was undertaken to estimate the number of physically disabled prisoners in Scotland and to investigate the provision of facilities and services for physically disabled inmates.
Abstract: Field work was carried out between January and June 1991. The first stage involved interviews with selected staff in six Scottish prisons. This stage was followed up by mailing questionnaires to prison administrators and selected staff. Of the 88 questionnaires sent, 93 percent were returned. The study sought to determine the number and type of physically disabled prisoners, the physical layout of prison buildings, the provision of special equipment, the type of work undertaken by physically disabled prisoners, and staff attitudes toward such prisoners. Study findings identified 87 inmates with physical disabilities in Scottish correctional facilities as of June 1991. They included one wheelchair user, 14 blind or partially sighted inmates, 25 deaf or hearing-impaired inmates, and 47 inmates with other physical disabilities. Many disabled inmates experienced difficulties in getting to and from certain areas of prisons. Further, disabled inmates were not always given the opportunity to participate fully in prison activities. In particular, industrial managers reported difficulties in placing disabled persons in employment, and social work services for inmates with physical disabilities were inadequate. Recommendations to improve prison accessibility and services for Scottish inmates are offered. 32 references and 3 figures
Main Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries
Index Term(s): Architectural design; Foreign correctional facilities; Foreign correctional systems; Foreign inmates; Persons with physical disabilities; Scotland; Special needs offenders
Note: Scottish Prison Service Occasional Paper Number 2
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=149310

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.