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NCJ Number: 159273 Find in a Library
Title: Correctional Institutions in Japan, 1995
Corporate Author: Japan Ministry of Justice
Correction Bureau
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 100
Sponsoring Agency: Japan Ministry of Justice
Tokyo 100, Japan
Publication Number: ISBN 4-9900122-1-6
Sale Source: Japan Ministry of Justice
Correction Bureau
1-1-1 Kasumigaseki
Tokyo 100,
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: Japan
Annotation: This booklet is intended to assist foreign visitors and researchers understand Japan's corrections policies and institutional correctional system, with emphasis on the ongoing treatment systems and practices for inmates in different types of correctional institutions.
Abstract: In Japan, the term "corrections" usually refers to institutional corrections. The Rehabilitation Bureau of the Ministry of Justice handles community-based corrections. The Correction Bureau manages 300 institutions, including penal institutions for adults, custodial institutions for juveniles, and a women's guidance home designed for the rehabilitation of prostitutes. The single and centralized administration governing both adult and juvenile institutions is the main characteristic of the Japanese correctional system. Relatively few offenders are incarcerated. In 1993, only 4.7 percent of the 1,199,554 persons convicted were sentenced to imprisonment with and without forced labor; 59.6 percent of these sentences were suspended. Only 2.5 percent of the juvenile delinquents were referred to juvenile training schools in 1993. Figures, tables, photographs, inmate program descriptions, and essays by correctional personnel
Main Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries
Index Term(s): Japan
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