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NCJ Number: 156761 Find in a Library
Title: Barlinnie Special Unit and Shotts Unit: An Assessment
Author(s): K Bottomley; A Liebling; R Sparks
Corporate Author: Scottish Prison Service
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 77
Sponsoring Agency: Scottish Prison Service
Edinburgh, EH12 9HW,
Publication Number: ISBN 0-7480-0919-1
Sale Source: Scottish Prison Service
Calton House
5 Redheughs Rigg
Edinburgh, EH12 9HW,
United Kingdom
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The provision of small units for long-term prisoners who pose problems of order and control in the Scottish prison system was studied using information from two units, the Barlinnie Special Unit and the Shotts 12-Cell Unit.
Abstract: The analysis focused on the program's effectiveness in holding such inmates securely, providing additional opportunities for the personal development of such inmates, returning inmates to the mainstream better able to cope and make progress towards release, and providing settings for testing alternative approaches toward inmate-staff relations. Results revealed positive achievements in each unit. Findings also suggested the need to rethink the concept of community and improve staff support and training for their individual work with inmates. An increased role for specialists should be considered as well. 21 references
Main Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries
Index Term(s): Control units; Corrections effectiveness; Corrections management; Inmate discipline; Inmate segregation; Scotland
Note: Scottish Prison Service Occasional Papers Report No. 7/1994.
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