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NCJ Number: 35488 Find in a Library
Title: SWEDEN'S 'SPECIAL' PRISONS - CORRECTIONAL TRENDS AND CULTURAL TRADITIONS
Journal: CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND BEHAVIOR  Volume:3  Issue:2  Dated:(JUNE 1976)  Pages:151-168
Author(s): J R SNORTUM
Corporate Author: American Assoc of Correctional Psychologists
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: American Assoc of Correctional Psychologists
Marysville, OH 43040
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT DESCRIBES THREE SWEDISH PRISONS WHICH HAVE BEEN DESIGNED TO SERVE HIGHLY SPECIALIZED GOALS: STUDIEGARDEN, AN EDUCATIONAL FACILITY; GAVLE, A MODIFIED THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY; AND TILBERGA, A PRISON FACTORY.
Abstract: STUDIEGARDEN IS AN OPEN PRISON THAT ACCEPTS PRISONERS WITH LONGER-THAN-AVERAGE SENTENCES. IT ENJOYS A REPUTATION AS A SERIOUS INSTITUTION THAT IS NOT A FREE RIDE. GAVLE, A CLOSED PRISON, FEATURES STAFF-INMATE CONSULTATION ON INSTITUTIONAL POLICY-SETTING. TILBERGA IS A BUSY PRISON WOOD SHOP THAT PAYS ITS INMATES WAGES COMPARABLE TO THOSE ON THE OUTSIDE. SOME CONTRASTS BETWEEN THE CALIFORNIA AND SWEDISH CORRECTIONAL SYSTEMS ARE DRAWN.
Index Term(s): California; Comparative analysis; Correctional industries; Correctional institutions (adult); Education; Inmate Programs; Sweden
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