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NCJ Number: 158292 Find in a Library
Title: Report of the Commission on the Problem of Congestion in Prisons
Corporate Author: Law Reform Cmssn of Tanzania
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 127
Sponsoring Agency: Law Reform Cmssn of Tanzania
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Sale Source: Law Reform Cmssn of Tanzania
P.O. Box 3580
Dar Es Salaam,
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Tanzania
Annotation: This report examines the causes of prison overcrowding in Tanzania, and recommends ways to reduce the prison population.
Abstract: The Law Reform Commission of Tanzania recommends the expansion of existing facilities and the construction of new prisons, with priority given to areas with high crime rates. Many defendants are imprisoned while awaiting trial; reduced delays in case processing could alleviate some of the overcrowding problem. The Commission recommends that habitual criminals, life prisoners, and prisoners convicted of serious offenses be kept in maximum-security facilities, while alternative sanctions should be found for less serious offenders. These would include expanding the use of bail, releasing prisoners through an extramural penal employment program, and sentencing misdemeanants to community service and manual labor. Finally, the correctional system in Tanzania needs to develop effective parole and aftercare services. 5 appendixes
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Correctional reform; Foreign correctional facilities; Foreign correctional systems; Prison overcrowding; Statistics; United Republic of Tanzania
Note: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program.
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