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NCJ Number: 163397 Find in a Library
Title: Oklahoma's Regimented Inmate Discipline Program for Males: Its Impact on Recidivism
Journal: Journal of the Oklahoma Criminal Justice Research Consortium  Volume:2  Dated:(August 1995)  Pages:58-70
Author(s): P D Holley; D E Wright
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 13
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article reports on recidivism among participants in Oklahoma's Regimented Inmate Discipline (RID) program, a boot camp for males located at William S. Key Correctional Center in Fort Supply, Okla.
Abstract: The RID program occupies a portion of the minimum-security facility. The program is defined as "a structured paramilitary program that, through positive communications, will enable the offender to gain self-pride, self-esteem, and self-worth." It has both discipline and treatment elements. The research reported in this article targeted the impact of the RID program after early 1989. It examined program effectiveness by measuring the recidivism rates of those in RID compared to those receiving another disposition. The evaluation selected the years 1989, 1990, and 1991 to provide sufficient postrelease time for measurement of recidivism. Statistical data were obtained from the Research and Evaluation Unit of the Department of Corrections regarding the populations of all first-time offenders received during the years at issue who had also completed their original sentences. Data were collected on 712 RID trainees who had completed the program, 634 offenders on a suspended sentence (probation) who had completed their sentences, and 915 offenders received for incarceration who had completed their sentences. All offenders were male. Although 65 percent of RID participants succeeded in not recidivating, they were more likely to recidivate than probationers and those incarcerated (83 and 80 percent recidivism, respectively). 5 tables and 34 references
Main Term(s): Corrections effectiveness
Index Term(s): Male offenders; Oklahoma; Recidivism; Shock incarceration programs
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