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NCJ Number: 201597 Find in a Library
Title: Connecticut Department of Correction: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dignity, Excellence, Annual Report 2001-2002
Corporate Author: Connecticut Dept of Correction
United States of America
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 38
Sponsoring Agency: Connecticut Dept of Correction
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Sale Source: Connecticut Dept of Correction
24 Wolcott Hill Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This 2001-2002 Annual Report of the Connecticut Department of Correction provides an overview of initiatives, developments, and accomplishments that the staff has achieved in maintaining and furthering the Department's commitment to public safety.
Abstract: In 2001-2002 the Connecticut Department of Correction has faced the challenge of managing an unprecedented growth in the number of incarcerated offenders. An indication that this challenge is being met is that year-end statistics show violence within the system and offender disciplinary incidents have decreased for the ninth year in a row. In September 2001 the Department of Correction, in partnership with the Torrington Police Department, announced the establishment of a new initiative to supervise community offenders. The $5,800 proceeds from the 2001 Commissioner's Cup Golf Tournament will be used to establish a Department of Correction Memorial Scholarship Fund to benefit the descendants of correctional professionals who die while in active State service. A recent survey of the amount of labor supplied by the work details indicates that inmate labor saves the State nearly $3 million a year. The Department of Correction has partnered with the UCONN Health Center pharmacy to purchase an information system and two robots that automate the dispensing of medicines in the State's prison system. The robots prepare and package prescriptions for inmates, saving time and money while improving safety and security. The York Correctional Institution became the first female pretrial/sentenced facility in the Nation to receive accreditation from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care; and the Bergin Correctional Institution announced the opening of its first Job Center, which was developed to assist offenders in conducting employment searches and ultimately obtaining employment prior to release. As of July 1, 2002, the total supervised offender population was 20,567, with 18,873 being incarcerated. Data are provided on inmate characteristics and legal status, as well as correctional expenditures.
Main Term(s): Corrections policies
Index Term(s): Connecticut; Correctional facilities; Correctional planning; Corrections agencies; Corrections annual reports; Corrections effectiveness; Corrections management; Corrections statistics
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