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Title: CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN OREGON STATE PRISONS
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: US Cmssn on Civil Rights
Oregon Advisory Cmtte
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 85
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Cmssn on Civil Rights
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 REPORT OF THE OREGON ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS FOCUSES ON PRISONERS' RIGHTS IN RELATION TO DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES, ACADEMIC AND VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS, AND WORK OPPORTUNITIES.
Abstract: ALSO CONSIDERED ARE COMMUNICATIONS AND STAFF RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING. OREGON PRISONS WERE FOUND TO OFTEN MEET AND EVEN SURPASS MINIMAL STANDARDS IN CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS AS ESTABLISHED BY THE NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMISSION ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS AND GOALS. HOWEVER, SOME PROBLEMS WERE IDENTIFIED WHICH IMPINGED ON THE RIGHTS OF INMATES, ESPECIALLY MINORITIES AND WOMEN. A TOTAL OF 15 FINDINGS AND THEIR ACCOMPANYING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT ARE PRESENTED. RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDED REVISING STAFF TRAINING TO ALLOW MORE EMPHASIS ON HUMAN RELATIONS AND THE CONCERNS OF WOMEN AND MINORITY INMATES, INCREASING EFFORTS TO RECRUIT MINORITY STAFF, MODERNIZING VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS, INCREASING THE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES OF WOMEN INMATES THROUGH NIGHT COURSES, AND THE PRINTING OF ALL PRISON RULES AND PROCEDURES IN SPANISH FOR DISTRIBUTION TO SPANISH-SPEAKING INMATES.
Index Term(s): Correctional Personnel Training; Inmate discipline; Inmate Programs; Oregon; Prisoner's rights; Recruitment; Reform
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