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NCJ Number: 155275 Find in a Library
Title: Arkansas Department of Correction 1992-1993 Annual Report
Corporate Author: Arkansas Dept of Correction
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 38
Sponsoring Agency: Arkansas Dept of Correction
Little Rock, AR 72201
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Sale Source: Arkansas Dept of Correction
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Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The 1992-1993 annual report of the Arkansas Department of Corrections (DOC) highlights the DOC's mission and organization and presents a statistical profile of the DOC's operations and inmate population.
Abstract: Goals of the DOC are to protect society by implementing court mandates, provide a safe and humane environment for both correctional staff and inmates, and offer opportunities for inmates to improve mentally and physically. In 1993, the Correctional Resource Commission produced 18 laws to restructure the State's criminal justice system. A new Board of Correction and Community Punishment was created, parole and other early release community service programs were transferred to the Department of Community Punishment, nonviolent offenders were transferred from correctional facilities to Community Punishment Centers, measures were instituted to facilitate offender transfer to community punishment programs, and the Arkansas Sentencing Commission was created to address voluntary sentencing standards. In addition, several early release programs were eliminated, including Conditional Jail Transfers, the Work/Study Program, and the Alternative Community Service Program. The inmate population under the DOC increased by 6.5 percent in 1993, while county jail backup and county jail contract assignments increased by 45 percent. Female inmates challenged the use of male correctional officers watching while they dressed, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled that State prison inmates may review their personal files if they follow Freedom of Information Act procedures, and furloughs for DOC inmates were reinstated. Further, the Reduction of Sexual Victimization Program continued in its second year of operation, and efforts were made to improve inmate grievance procedures and prison industry activities. A statistical profile of the DOC's inmate population is provided, along with financial data on DOC operations and a directory of correctional facilities. Tables and figures
Main Term(s): Corrections annual reports
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Arkansas; Community-based corrections (adult); Inmate statistics; State criminal justice systems
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