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NCJ Number: 157184 Find in a Library
Title: Prisons
Journal: Criminal Justice Digest  Issue:85  Dated:(July 1995)  Pages:2-10
Corporate Author: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
United Kingdom
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
London, SW9 0PU
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Priorities for prison operations in England and Wales between 1995 and 1998 focus on improving security, implementing a national framework of incentives for good behavior and hard work, controlling temporary release, and implementing an effective strategy in all prisons for detecting and dealing with drug abuse.
Abstract: Specific goals are to ensure that Category A prisoners do not escape, that the total number of escapes is at lease 25 percent lower than in 1995, that the prison population does not increase significantly above current projections, and the average cost per prisoner place does not exceed 24,000 pounds. The Prison Service is also committed to assessing and mininizing the prevalence of drug abuse, improving prison conditions, and measuring the effectiveness of programs to reduce reconviction rates. Efforts of the Prison Service are detailed that pertain to inmate privileges and discipline, temporary release, drug abuse, and escapes. Findings from inspections and reviews of several prisons are presented, and the importance of correctional reform related to prison discipline, young prisoners, and boot camps is discussed. Statistics on the prison population are provided that indicate and average of 48,800 people were in custody in 1994, 4,200 higher than in 1993.
Main Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries
Index Term(s): Correctional reform; Corrections statistics; Drug abuse; England; Escape; Foreign correctional facilities; Foreign correctional systems; Foreign inmates; Inmate statistics; Wales
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