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NCJ Number: 30989 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: FOUR STATE FEASIBILITY STUDY OF REGIONAL PROGRAMS FOR SPECIAL OFFENDERS - FINAL REPORT
Project Director: E VAUGHAN
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 300
Grant Number: AF-70-431
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS PROJECT WAS DESIGNED TO DETERMINE THE NEED OF A REGIONAL FACILITY (GEORGIA, FLORIDA, NORTH/SOUTH CAROLINA) FOR WOMEN, THE CRIMINALLY INSANE OFFENDER, THE 'HARD-CORE' CRIMINAL, THE MENTALLY RETARDED CRIMINAL.
Abstract: IN ADDITION, THE NEED FOR A REGIONAL PROGRAM CREATING AN 'INMATE EXCHANGE SYSTEM' WITH THE MAIN PURPOSE BEING THE RETURN OF THE INMATE TO HIS HOME STATE WAS TO BE STUDIED. THE OPINIONS AND VIEWS OF THE FOLLOWING GROUPS WERE ASCERTAINED BY MEANS OF A QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY: JUDGES, CORRECTIONAL PERSONNEL, LEGISLATORS, MENTAL HEALTH PERSONNEL, MENTAL RETARDATION, VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION, AND PERSONNEL IN PROBATION AND PAROLE. THE MAJOR CONCLUSION OF THE STUDY WAS THAT IT IS 'POSSIBLE' TO ESTABLISH REGIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND PROGRAMS INVOLVING THESE FOUR SOUTHEASTERN STATES, BUT IT MAY NOT BE 'DESIRABLE' OR 'FEASIBLE.' THIS CONCLUSION WAS BASED ON THE PROHIBITIVE SIZE OF ANY ONE SUCH MULTI-STATE INSTITUTION (MINIMUM INMATE POPULATION OF 1100); THE LACK OF SUPPORT FOR MULTI-STATE FACILITIES FOR THE MENTALLY DISTURBED OR RETARDED FROM THE PROFESSIONALS CONCERNED WITH THESE OFFENDER TYPES; AND THE FACT THAT THERE WERE SUFFICIENT NUMBERS IN EACH CATEGORY IN ALL FOUR OF THE STATES TO JUSTIFY A FACILITY WITHIN EACH STATE. OTHER STUDY RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDED BEGINNING IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERSTATE TRANSFER (AMONG ALL STATES HAVING THE NECESSARY LEGISLATION) FOR ALL INMATES INCARCERATED OUT OF THEIR HOME AND ENCOURAGING INDIVIDUAL STATES, THROUGH FEDERAL ASSISTANCE, TO DEVELOP MORE AND BETTER PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES FOR SPECIAL OFFENDER CATEGORIES. THE EXTENSIVE APPENDIX CONTAINS, AMONG OTHER THINGS, COPIES OF THE SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRES, SUMMARIES OF RESPONSES FROM LEGISLATORS AND CORRECTIONAL ADMINISTRATORS, AND COPIES OF SAMPLE INTERSTATE COMPACTS AND SOME COMPACTS ALREADY IN USE.
Index Term(s): Correctional institutions (adult); Crime data files; Female offenders; Florida; Georgia (USA); Interstate agreements; Mental defectives; Mentally ill offenders; North Carolina; Program coordination; Regionalization
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