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NCJ Number: 30776 Find in a Library
Title: VIOLENCE IN THE URBAN PRISON (FROM SOUTHERN CONFERENCE ON CORRECTIONS, ANNUAL, 20TH - PROCEEDINGS, 1975 BY VERNON FOX - SEE NCJ-30775)
Author(s): A L CASTRO
Corporate Author: Florida State University
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: DRAWING ON HIS EXPERIENCE WITH THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, THE AUTHOR DESCRIBES THE PROBLEMS PRESENTED BY INMATES WHOSE AGGRESSIVE TENDENCIES CONTINUE IN PRISON AND NEW YORK'S EFFORTS AT CONTROL.
Abstract: THE DIFFICULTY INHERENT IN PRESENTING INMATES SERVING LONG SENTENCES WITH A CREDIBLE DETERRENT THREAT FOR ACTS OF VIOLENCE IS DISCUSSED. VIOLENCE IS SAID TO BE MORE PREVALENT IN DETENTION FACILITIES THAN IN SENTENCED INSTITUTIONS, DUE TO THE UNSTABLE POPULATION AND TRANSIENT NATURE OF THOSE HELD THERE. THE HABITUALLY AGGRESSIVE INMATE REQUIRES IDENTIFICATION AND CAREFUL SUPERVISION. INTAKE SCREENING, COMPREHENSIVE INMATE INFORMATION SYSTEMS, AND SPECIALLY TRAINED MENTAL HEALTH STAFFS AND CUSTODIAL PERSONNEL CAN BE HELPFUL IN CONTROLLING SUCH VIOLENCE. PROPER STAFF TRAINING AND HUMANIZATION OF THE CORRECTIONAL ENVIRONMENT CAN REDUCE TENSIONS WHICH OFTEN LEAD TO PRISON VIOLENCE.
Index Term(s): Correctional information systems; Correctional personnel; Detention; New York; Psychological evaluation; Reform; Violent inmates
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