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NCJ Number: 30779 Find in a Library
Title: JUSTICE PERSPECTIVE IN CORRECTIONS (FROM SOUTHERN CONFERENCE ON CORRECTIONS, ANNUAL, 20TH, 1975 BY VERNON FOX - SEE NCJ-30775)
Author(s): D FOGEL
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 20
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE AUTHOR PROPOSES A LIMITED SET OF OBJECTIVES FOR PRISONS DEVOLVED FROM A SERIES OF PROPOSITIONS CONCERNING THE AUTHORS VIEW OF MAN AND LAW IN THE CONTEXT OF JUSTICE.
Abstract: TRANSITION FROM INDETERMINATE TO FLAT TIME SENTENCING IS URGED, AS WELL AS ABOLITION OF PAROLE. SENTENCING WOULD BE DETERMINED BY THE NATURE OF THE OFFENSE AND PRIOR CRIMINAL RECORD; WOULD BE SUBJECT TO REVIEW; AND WOULD BE REDUCIBLE ONLY ACCORDING TO A FIXED GOOD TIME ALLOWANCE. THE PRISON SENTENCE WOULD REPRESENT ONLY A DEPRIVATION OF LIBERTY, NOT A MANDATE FOR REHABILITATION BY CORRECTIONAL AUTHORITIES. PARTICIPATION IN REHABILITATIVE PROGRAMS WOULD, THEREFORE, BE VOLUNTARY. CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES WOULD BE OF THREE TYPES, DEPENDING UPON THE DEGREE OF SECURITY REQUIRED; BUT IN NO CASE WOULD THE POPULATION OF ANY FACILITY EXCEED 300. THE AUTHOR SUGGESTS THAT INDIVIDUAL STATES WOULD HAVE TO DETERMINE HOW BEST TO INSTITUTE SUCH REFORMS.
Index Term(s): Determinate Sentencing; Good time allowance; Indeterminate sentences; Mandatory Sentencing; Parole; Punishment; Reform; Rehabilitation; Sentencing/Sanctions; Voluntary treatment
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