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Title: Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Annual Report Fiscal Year 1992
Corporate Author: Ohio Dept of Rehabilitation and Correction
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 62
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This fiscal year 1992 Annual Report of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) reports on the DRC's achievements, operations, and statistical data.
Abstract: In fiscal year 1992 the Ohio Governor encouraged State departments to find ways to improve operations continually by using cutting-edge business concepts developed by practitioners of Total Quality Management. DRC staff coined the term Ohio Quality Corrections as a vehicle for continuous improvement. The DRC developed a "Cornerstones of Corrections" plan during fiscal year 1992 as a guide for diverting nonviolent offenders from expensive prison beds. This plan provides tools for identifying people who would best respond to supervised community punishment. The goal is to cut criminal careers by sending selected nonviolent offenders to community treatment, so that individuals maintain family ties and continue work. The DRC staff and other corrections professionals support the development of community corrections, since it is not possible for the State to build its way out of prison overcrowding. DRC researchers completed a comprehensive study of those coming into the prison system. The results of the 1992 Intake Study enabled staff to make informed decisions on the diversion of offenders from prison and the funneling of resources. The DRC worked with the General Assembly on legislation to permit release of certain nonviolent offenders for the last few months of their sentences to an approved facility in the community or to electronically monitored home confinement. Four prisons were accredited by the American Correctional Association. Dayton Correctional Institution was reaccredited. Data show offender entries and exits for fiscal year 1992; the inmate population by offense; fiscal year commitments for 1988-1992 by number of incarcerations; total population under State supervision; intake to the Department by county; prison design capacity and population; percent of design capacity; the current age of prison population by gender; distribution of population by race and gender; and tested reading levels on admission for those in reception on June 30, 1992; financial and staffing data are also presented.
Main Term(s): Corrections policies
Index Term(s): Correctional organization; Corrections management; Corrections statistics; Corrections trends; Ohio
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