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NCJ Number: 168848 Find in a Library
Title: Reconviction Study of HMP Grendon Therapeutic Community
Author(s): P Marshall
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate
London, SW1H 9AT, England
Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate
Information and Publications Group
Room 201
50 Queen Anne's Gate
London, SW1H 9AT,
United Kingdom
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This study examined reconviction rates, within 4 years, of just over 700 prisoners who were admitted to HMP Grendon for therapy during the 1984-1989 period.
Abstract: HMP Grendon, located near Aylesbury, England, is a specialist prison operated along the lines of a therapeutic community. Prisoners selected for Grendon between 1984 and 1989 tended to be high-risk offenders, relative to other prisoners of comparable age, and were serving similar sentence lengths for similar offenses. Lower reconviction rates were found for prisoners who went to Grendon than for prisoners selected for Grendon but who did not go. Time spent at Grendon was strongly related to reconviction; reconviction rates were lower for prisoners who stayed for longer periods. Prisoners who stayed 18 months at Grendon exhibited reductions in reconviction rates of about 20 to 25 percent. Both mode of release from Grendon, i.e., transfer back to the prison system or release into the community, and length of stay at Grendon had an impact on reconviction rates. Of the two, however, length of stay seemed considerably more important. Treatment effects for sexual and violent offenders were less clear but, for those who stayed at Grendon for longer periods, there was some reduction in reconviction rates for sexual and violent offenders. 5 references, 2 tables, and 3 figures
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries; Crime in foreign countries; England; Foreign crime statistics; Foreign inmates; Foreign offenders; Inmate statistics; Inmate treatment; Offender statistics; Offense statistics; Sex offender treatment; Sex offenders; Treatment/Therapeutic Community; Violent offenders
Note: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program. Research Findings No. 53
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