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Title: MENTALLY RETARDED OFFENDERS IN ADULT AND JUVENILE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS
Author(s): W H CULL; G L REUTHEBUCK; N PAPE
Corporate Author: Kentucky Legislative Research Cmssn
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 175
Sponsoring Agency: Kentucky Legislative Research Cmssn
Frankfort, KY 40601
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Publication Number: RESEARCH REPORT NUMBER 125
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A KENTUCKY STUDY TO DETERMINE WHAT SERVICES, FACILITIES, STAFF, VOCATIONAL TRAINING, AND PAROLE PROGRAMS ARE REQUIRED TO BETTER DEAL WITH MENTALLY RETARDED OFFENDERS CURRENTLY HOUSED IN STATE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS.
Abstract: KENTUCKY STATUTES MANDATE REHABILITATION AND NON-CRIMINAL HANDLING OF MENTALLY RETARDED OFFENDERS. THE STUDY FOUND, HOWEVER, NO CONSISTENT EFFORT TO SEGREGATE THE RETARDED AND PROVIDE REHABILITATIVE SERVICES. CREATION OF SPECIAL INSTITUTIONS, WITH PROPER STAFFING AND REHABILITATIVE AND VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS IS RECOMMENDED. THE STUDY CONCLUDES THAT CONTINUED INCARCERATION UNDER PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCES DENIES THE RETARDED THEIR RIGHT TO TREATMENT AND IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL IN THAT IT CONSTITUTES CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT. TREATMENT PLANS AND STAFF REQUIREMENTS ARE SUGGESTED. SUPPORTIVE DATA ARE PRESENTED IN NUMEROUS TABLES AND APPENDIXES.
Index Term(s): Juvenile correctional facilities; Kentucky; Offenders; Persons with cognitive disabilities; Right to treatment; Studies; Vocational training
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