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NCJ Number: 35515 Find in a Library
Title: PRISONERS IN MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISONS - PERSPECTIVES UPON MANAGEMENT AND MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS
Journal: PRISON SERVICE JOURNAL  Issue:22  Dated:(MAY 1976)  Pages:2-5
Author(s): P POPE
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office
Prison Dept
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
London, England
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: RESULTS OF RESEARCH COMPLETED IN 1973 DEALING WITH THE PROBLEM OF THE CONTROL OF PRISONERS IN MAXIMUM SECURITY INSTITUTIONS IN GREAT BRITAIN WHO POSE 'MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS'.
Abstract: THE EVIDENCE OF THIS RESEARCH IS SAID TO INDICATE THAT DURING NORMAL TIMES NEVER MORE THAN A SEVENTH OF THE MEN IN MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISONS CAN BE CONSIDERED AS 'MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS' AND THAT A MORE LIKELY ESTIMATE WOULD BE ABOUT HALF THIS FIGURE. ASPECTS OF THE MANAGEMENT RESPONSES TO THE PROBLEMS THAT SUCH MEN PRESENT ARE ASSESSED. ONE OF THESE IS THAT THE STAFF FELT THAT ONLY ONE QUARTER OF 'MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS' WERE INAPPROPRIATELY LOCATED AT THE TIME OF THE RESEARCH. IT IS SAID THAT AS THE NUMBER AND PROPORTION OF MEN SERVING LONG SENTENCES OF IMPRISONMENT INCREASES, THE SHORT-TERM INTEREST IN CONTROL SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO OVER-RULE THE LONGER TERM INTEREST IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF MANAGEMENT SKILLS TO COPE WITH NEW SITUATIONS AS THEY ARISE. THE CONTEXT AND POSSIBLY THE STRATEGY FOR ACHIEVING THIS IS SAID TO BE WITHIN SMALLER UNITS BASED UPON WING OR HALL RATHER THAN WHOLE PRISONS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Correctional institutions (adult); Great Britain/United Kingdom; Inmate discipline; Inmates; Management; Maximum security; Violent inmates
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