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NCJ Number: 154183 Find in a Library
Title: Final Report and Recommendations of the Governor's Select Committee on Corrections
Corporate Author: Ohio Governor's Select Cmtte on Corrections
United States of America
Project Director: S Dinitz
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 43
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Ohio Governor's Select Cmtte on Corrections
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Columbus, OH 43215
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In the aftermath of the 1993 riot at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, Ohio Governor George V. Voinovich appointed an eight-member committee to study the Ohio Penal system and make recommendations for needed change and improvement; this is the final report of that committee.
Abstract: The goals of the committee's inquiry were to examine the philosophy, policies, and practices of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) and to submit recommendations for making Ohio's prisons safer, more secure, and less stressful environments for staff and inmates so as to prevent and reduce inmate violence. Prison programs -- education, work, training, counseling, and substance abuse education and treatment -- were studied, with the goal of returning inmates to the community as lawful, responsible, and productive citizens. The committee's investigation was accomplished through hearings, the development of "white papers" by experts in the corrections field, and interviews with inmates. The major problems identified by the committee were prison crowding; inmate idleness; inmate threat groups (gangs); mentally ill, psychologically disturbed, and antisocial inmates; and offenders with substance abuse problems. Recommendations for addressing each of these areas are offered. Underlying principles reflected in the recommendations are appropriate commitments to prison; safe and humane prison operations and conditions; substance abuse treatment for inmates; opportunities for self-improvement; moral development; services for mentally ill and mentally retarded inmates; and racial, ethnic, and religious fairness. 4 tables and appended supplementary information
Main Term(s): Correctional reform
Index Term(s): Inmate drug treatment; Mentally ill inmates; Ohio; Prison conditions; Prison Gangs/Security Threat Groups; Prison overcrowding
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