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NCJ Number: 156796 Find in a Library
Title: Alternatives to Incarceration -- Phase II: Sentencing Evaluation, Section I, Executive Summary
Author(s): D Aprea; B Woznicki; R Pawlak; S Graham-Handley; M Prinzbach; D Alers; T Weidt; R Edwards; J Shute; J Cook
Corporate Author: Justice Education Ctr, Inc
United States of America
Project Director: E Lyon
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: Justice Education Ctr, Inc
Hartford, CT 06106
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Hartford, CT 06106
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This evaluation of Connecticut's alternatives to incarceration supports the expanded use of carefully supervised, community-based sentences.
Abstract: The study was conducted in two phases. The first phase, completed in August 1993, assessed pretrial alternatives to incarceration by comparing defendants in the community on conditional release with a group of defendants who had no conditions as part of their release status. The second phase compared offenders sentenced to alternatives to incarceration with offenders sentenced to incarceration and those receiving sentences that combined incarceration and community programming. In most instances, offenders sentenced to community programs posed less risk to public safety than offenders who were released after incarceration. In addition, offenders typically the source of greatest concern to the public and to policymakers, those convicted of drug offenses or violent crimes, did better in the first year than other types of offenders under community supervision. Policy and programming implications of the study findings are discussed. 14 footnotes and 2 tables
Main Term(s): Courts
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Community-based corrections (adult); Connecticut; Incarceration; Intensive supervision programs; Pretrial release
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