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Title: UTAH - JAILS AND LOCKUPS
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Utah Council on Criminal Justice Admin
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 54
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Utah Council on Criminal Justice Admin
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF|PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: NINE STANDARDS RELATIVE TO THE SOLUTION OF PROBLEMS FACED BY LOCAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES IN UTAH ARE PRESENTED.
Abstract: THE STANDARDS ADDRESS SUCH PROBLEMS AS INADEQUATE PHYSICAL FACILITIES AND STAFFING, POOR ADMINISTRATION, UNDERUTILIZATION OF ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS AND DISPOSITIONS, AND LACK OF COOPERATION BETWEEN STATE AND LOCAL CORRECTIONAL AGENCIES. THE FOLLOWING ASPECTS OF JAIL AND LOCKUP OPERATION ARE COVERED: TOTAL SYSTEM PLANNING; STATE SYSTEM OF LOCAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS; STATE INSPECTION OF LOCAL FACILITIES; ADULT INTAKE AND ADMISSION PROCESS; STAFFING PATTERNS; INTERNAL POLICIES; LOCAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITY PROGRAMMING; JAIL RELEASE PROGRAMS; AND LOCAL FACILITY EVALUATION AND PLANNING. ACCOMPANYING THE STANDARDS ARE REVIEWS OF THE STATUS OF UTAH'S JAILS, BASED IN PART ON SURVEY RESPONSES FROM 29 CITIES AND COUNTIES. THE STANDARDS AND STATUS COMMENTS ALSO DRAW ON INFORMATION FROM THE 1970 NATIONAL JAIL CENSUS AND FROM A 1970 STUDY OF UTAH'S JAILS. TO IMPLEMENT THE STANDARDS, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE STATE LEGISLATURE CREATE A JAIL STANDARDS AND INSPECTION SERVICE WITHIN THE DIVISION OF CORRECTIONS. IT IS FURTHER PROPOSED THAT THE LEGISLATURE SET ASIDE FUNDS FOR JAIL IMPROVEMENT TO BE DISBURSED BY THE DIVISION OF CORRECTIONS. ALTHOUGH USE OF THE JAIL INSPECTION SERVICE WOULD BE AT THE DISCRETION OF INDIVIDUAL JAIL ADMINISTRATORS, CERTIFICATION AND FUNDING WOULD BE CONTINGENT ON COMPLIANCE WITH THE STANDARDS ESTABLISHED BY THE SERVICE.
Index Term(s): Correctional planning; Jails; Local government; Standards; Utah
Note: CORRECTION SERIES
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