skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 48479 Find in a Library
Title: REPORT TO WILLIAM CIUROS, JR, COMMISSIONER, NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION, IN RESPONSE TO THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON CRIME AND DELINQUENCY REPORT ON 'THE COST OF INCARCERATION IN THE NEW YORK CITY'
Author(s): M ZARETSKY
Corporate Author: New York City Dept of Correction
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New York City Dept of Correction
New York, NY 10013
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: IN ORDER TO JUSTIFY THE COST OF INCARCERATION, THE SERVICES AND MISSIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND THE LEVEL OF INCARCERATION ACTIVITY IN NEW YORK ARE EXAMINED. A DEFENDANT PROFILE IS PROVIDED.
Abstract: THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION IS CHARGED WITH EXECUTING SPECIFIC MISSIONS: (1) THE CUSTODIAL MISSION, WHICH INCLUDES THE HOLDING OF DETAINEES AND SENTENCED PRISONERS; (2) THE INMATE MISSION, WHICH PROVIDES A PANOPLY OF SOCIAL, EDUCATIONAL, REHABILITATIVE, RECREATIONAL, AND RELIGIOUS PROGRAMS FOR DETAINEES AND INMATES; (3) THE CARE SERVICE MISSION, WHICH TAKES CARE OF THE BASIC HUMAN NEEDS OF ALL INMATES; AND (4) THE SUPPORT SERVICES MISSION, WHICH IS CHARGED WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR PERFORMING SUCH FUNCTIONS AS FACILITY CONSTRUCTION, STEAM AND ELECTRIC POWER PLANT OPERATION, MAINTENANCE OF VEHICLES AND ROADS, FIRE PROTECTION, WAREHOUSING, AND TRANSPORTATION. INMATES WHO ARE CARED FOR BY THE CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT ARE PUT THERE BY THE COURTS, DISTRICT ATTORNEYS, DEFENSE COUNSEL AND DIVERSION PROGRAMS. THESE AGENCIES ALSO DECIDE THE LENGTH OF INCARCERATION TIME FOR PRISONERS. INSTITUTIONAL ADMISSIONS AND INMATE POPULATIONS ARE EXAMINED, AND A DECLINE IS INDICATED IN THE DAILY INMATE CENSUS FROM 1969 TO 1976 AND ALSO IN THE AVERAGE TIME SPENT IN AN INSTITUTION BY AN INMATE. A DEFENDANT PROFILE IS PRESENTED INCLUDING DATA ON CHARGE STATUS, BAIL, WELFARE, AND EMPLOYMENT STATUS. THE REPORT CONCLUDES THAT THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN NEW YORK CITY IS INCARCERATING THE ABSOLUTE MINIMUM NUMBER OF PEOPLE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN PUBLIC SAFELY AND SECURITY. CHARTS AND TABLES ARE PROVIDED. (DAG)
Index Term(s): Correctional institutions (adult); Cost effectiveness analysis; Incarceration; Inmate statistics; New York; Operating costs
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=48479

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.