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NCJ Number: 156403 Find in a Library
Title: Crying Woolf: Has the Report Impacted on Life for Prisoners?
Journal: Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health  Volume:3  Issue:4  Dated:(1993)  Pages:484-490
Author(s): S Tumim; D Jenkins; S Boddis
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 7
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: While major prison expansion has been occurring in the United States and several other western democracies, in the last decade the United Kingdom has locked up proportionately more persons than any other country except Turkey and Austria.
Abstract: Recent changes in the United Kingdom's Criminal Justice Act of 1991 indicate that the prison population may rise, from the existing rate of about 95 individuals per 100,000 population. An increase in the inmate population presents an important choice to the Prison Service which can either maintain the status quo or acknowledge that principles of the Woolf Report and the development of coherent regimes for prisoners are essential to the development of custodial services. Provisions of the Woolf Report that focus on prison reform policies are noted, and the importance of improved relations between correctional staff and inmates is emphasized. 9 references
Main Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries
Index Term(s): Correctional reform; Corrections effectiveness; Corrections policies; England; Foreign correctional systems; Foreign inmates; Foreign laws; Prison management; United Kingdom (UK); US/foreign comparisons; Wales
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