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NCJ Number: 156787 Find in a Library
Title: Second Prison Survey
Author(s): E Wozniak; M Gemmell; D Machin
Corporate Author: Scottish Prison Service
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 199
Sponsoring Agency: Scottish Prison Service
Edinburgh, EH12 9HW,
Publication Number: ISBN 0-7480-0972-8
Sale Source: Scottish Prison Service
Calton House
5 Redheughs Rigg
Edinburgh, EH12 9HW,
United Kingdom
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The prisoners and personnel in all prisons in Scotland were surveyed to assess perceptions of progress in prison facilities, standards, and the quality of service.
Abstract: Results revealed that 77 percent of the inmates regarded their relationships with correctional personnel in general as favorable. Ninety-four percent were positive about relationships with inmates in their hall, 96 percent with prisoners in their work party, and 93 percent with prisoners in the prison generally. They also related their relationships with specialists such as chaplains and education staff positively. Thirty-eight percent had been concerned about their safety at some time during their current imprisonment. Only 12 percent of the staff rated the atmosphere as being tense in any way, and only 1 percent rated it as very tense. Staff rated their relationships with inmates as generally positive and regarded the facilities as being very clean. Staff tended to have more favorable ratings of the food than inmates did. Many inmates were also concerned about the medical facilities available in prisons. Figure; tables; results from individual facilities; appended map, tables, and instruments; and 20 references
Main Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries
Index Term(s): Correctional personnel attitudes; Corrections management; Facility conditions; Inmate attitudes; Inmate staff relations; Scotland
Note: Scottish Prison Service Occasional Paper Report No. 10/1994. U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program
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