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NCJ Number: 157128 Find in a Library
Title: Report to Congress on the Maximum Utilization of Prisons Resources
Corporate Author: Federal Bureau of Prisons
US Dept of Justice
United States of America

US Sentencing Cmssn
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 15
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Sentencing Reform Act of 1984 requires the U.S. Sentencing Commission and the Federal Bureau of Prisons to submit a joint report to Congress concerning the maximum utilization of prison resources.
Abstract: This report is based on a review of Bureau population figures; Bureau policies on designating the place of imprisonment, temporary release of inmates, and halfway houses; and long-range planning in terms of prison construction and operation. The Sentencing Commission and the Bureau of Prisons reported on their efforts to modernize facilities through changing institutional philosophies, redefining capacity, maximizing use of existing physical plants, and increasing overall efficiency. The Bureau has also sought potential prison conversion possibilities from former military bases, college campuses, medical institutions, and religious seminaries. Inmate classification and programs are discussed in terms of classification system enhancement and maximum utilization of program resources, including inmate employment, alternatives to incarceration, boot camps, drug treatment programs, parenting programs, and literacy and education programs. The Sentencing Commission and the Bureau of Prisons concluded that current policies and programs adequately ensure maximum utilization of resources.
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Correctional facility renovation; Corrections resources; Federal Bureau of Prisons; Inmate classification; Inmate Programs; US Sentencing Commission
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