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NCJ Number: 155835 Find in a Library
Title: Final Report of the Interim Study Committee on State Prison Issues
Corporate Author: Indiana Legislative Services Agency
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: Indiana Legislative Services Agency
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Indiana Legislative Council charged the Interim Study Committee on State Prison Issues to examine prison reform issues and the operation of the State criminal justice system in terms of the correctional system, victims' rights, criminal penalties, and crime rates.
Abstract: The Committee held five meetings during the interim. Witnesses testified that the Indiana correctional system reduced its inmate population slightly, while the national inmate population increased more than 6 percent. The number of prisoner substance abuse counselors tripled in 1990, there has been a 37 percent increase in the number of inmates participating in literacy programs, and the Department of Corrections budget has decreased in recent years. Based on this and testimony pertaining to the other topic areas, the Committee made recommendations regarding sentence reductions for the successful completion of specified educational requirements, the development of prison industries, the expansion of work release programs, additional availability of substance abuse treatment, and the funding of dispute resolution programs in the State.
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Correctional reform; Corrections effectiveness; Indiana; Inmate Education Assistance Programs
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