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NCJ Number: 31638 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: WISCONSIN COUNCIL ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE - FINAL REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR OF THE CITIZEN'S STUDY COMMITTEE ON OFFENDER REHABILITATION
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Wisconsin Council on Criminal Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1972
Page Count: 130
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Wisconsin Council on Criminal Justice
Madison, WI 53702
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF RECOMMENDATIONS ARE PRESENTED ON SUCH AREAS AS MODIFICATIONS OF THE PRESENT CORRECTIONS SYSTEM, ALTERNATIVES TO THE USE OF CRIMINAL SANCTIONS, THE JUVENILE OFFENDER, AND CITIZEN PARTICIPATION.
Abstract: IN MAY, 1971, THE CITIZENS STUDY COMMITTEE ON OFFENDER REHABILITATION WAS APPOINTED, AND WAS INSTRUCTED TO DEVELOP PRACTICAL AND CREATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR WISCONSIN'S OFFENDER REHABILITATION EFFORTS. THE STUDY COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED AS ITS MOST FUNDAMENTAL PRIORITY THE REPLACEMENT OF INSTITUTIONAL CORRECTIONS WITH A COMMUNITY-BASED NON-INSTITUTIONAL SYSTEM. LONG-RANGE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THIS EFFECT ARE FIRST PROVIDED. THE COMMITTEE THEN INDICATES SEVERAL INTERIM MODIFICATIONS TO THE PRESENT SYSTEM, INCLUDING SUGGESTIONS ON SUCH ISSUES AS INMATE LEGAL RIGHTS, PRISON PROGRAMS AND SERVICES, PROBATION AND PAROLE, LEGAL DISABILITIES OF EX-OFFENDERS, AND CORRECTIONAL OMBUDSMEN. ALTERNATIVES AND LIMITATIONS TO CRIMINAL SANCTIONS SUCH AS PRE-TRIAL DIVERSION, VICTIM RESTITUTION, DECRIMINALIZATION OF CERTAIN VICTIMLESS CRIMES, AND TREATMENT OF THE ADDICT ARE ALSO REVIEWED. FINALLY, RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING POLICE, THE COUNTY SHERIFF, PROSECUTION AND DEFENSE, AND COUNTY JAILS ARE PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (adult); Correctional reform; Decriminalization; Drug treatment; Inmate Programs; Judicial diversion; Juvenile justice system; Offenders; Prisoner's rights; Probation or parole services; Rehabilitation; Victim compensation; Wisconsin
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