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NCJ Number: 210413 Find in a Library
Title: Danish Prison and Probation Service 2004
Corporate Author: Justitsministeriet Direktoratet for Kriminalforsorgen
Date Published: June 2005
Page Count: 48
Sponsoring Agency: Justitsministeriet Direktoratet for Kriminalforsorgen
1401 Kobenhavn K, Denmark
Publication Number: ISBN 87-90581-20-2
Sale Source: Justitsministeriet Direktoratet for Kriminalforsorgen
Strandgade 100
1401 Kobenhavn K,
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: Danish
Country: Denmark
Annotation: This 2004 annual report presents data from the Danish Prison and Probation Service.
Abstract: During 2004, operating expenses of the Prison and Probation Service was DKK 1.9 billion. Closed prisons represented the largest expense, with the average daily cost of housing one inmate estimated at DKK 1,640 compared with about DKK 820 in open and local prisons. Occupancy rates have been rising in recent years and in 2004, the total average capacity utilization in the correctional institutions of the Prison and Probation Service reached 96.3 percent. There were approximately 3,767 inmates per day out of a total capacity of 3,913 places to house inmates. The Prison and Probation Service has been offering an increasing array of addiction treatment programs and this trend continued in 2004 with several new contract treatment units available for different types of drug addicts. The treatment capacity for alcohol addiction was also expanded in 2004 and the new intensive Violence Prevention Programme launched its first course of treatment. 2004 also witnessed the creation of an accreditation panel which is charged with determining the criteria and quality standards that will be used for future treatment programs. Other accomplishments in 2004 include the expansion of the drug dog program and tighter measures against biker gang members. Exhibits
Main Term(s): Corrections annual reports; Denmark
Index Term(s): Foreign corrections statistics
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