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NCJ Number: 159749 Find in a Library
Title: Low-Cost Programs To Reduce Inmate Idleness
Journal: Jail Managers Bulletin  Volume:5  Issue:7  Dated:(1994)  Pages:complete issue
Author(s): R Miller
Corporate Author: American Jail Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: American Jail Assoc
Hagerstown, MD 21740-9795
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This training document teaches jail managers the basics of establishing jail industries programs.
Abstract: The training objectives state that after completing study of this bulletin, jail managers will be able to describe how the facility, the inmates, and the community can benefit from inmate work activities and jail industry programs; describe five ways to compensate inmates for their labor; list three principles that should guide the development of new and expanded inmate work and jail industry programs; identify five potential opponents to the implementation of such programs; and list four resources a manager should consult before implementing a work or industry program. Background information and practical guidelines are presented for each objective. In addition, an overview that budget cutbacks have reduced or eliminated many inmate programs and that many jail managers have discovered that work is an ideal solution to the problem of inmate idleness. When developed and operated properly, jail industry programs can reduce operating costs, become self- sufficient, reduce inmate tension and discipline problems, receive positive publicity, and reduce jail crowding. Multiple choice questions and answers
Main Term(s): Correctional industries
Index Term(s): Corrections management; Jail management
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