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NCJ Number: 156571 Find in a Library
Title: Punishment Options: Conference Summary
Corporate Author: Washington State Institute for Public Policy
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Document: PDF
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A 1991 conference brought 150 Washington policymakers together to hear the recommendations of national experts on punishment options.
Abstract: The speakers focused on the punishment system in the United States, the punishment continuum in Delaware, the experiences of New York and Arizona with day fines, the role of day reporting centers, and the outlook for Washington State. Participants agreed that Washington has experienced a great increase in its prison, jail, and community supervision populations over the last decade. Although the population under punishment for crime has increased, overall crime rates have remained stable over the same decade. Overcrowded prison and jail conditions are driving the search for punishment options and alternatives in Washington and other States. Drug-related convictions and probation revocations have significantly affected correctional populations, especially in the last 3 years. Finally, alternative sentencing practices and intermediate sanctions are means of appropriately punishing offenders while providing retribution and public safety to the community. Figures and photographs
Main Term(s): Court procedures
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Corrections policies; Sentencing/Sanctions
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