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NCJ Number: 63773 Find in a Library
Title: RECREATION IN THE BOULDER COUNTY (CO) CORRECTIONS CENTER
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Boulder Cty Sheriff's Dept
Boulder Cty Corrections Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 25
Sponsoring Agency: Boulder Cty Sheriff's Dept
Boulder, CO 80302
National Institute of Corrections
Washington, DC 20534
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Grant Number: AU-0
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: THE COMPREHENSIVE RECREATION PROGRAM AT THE BOULDER COUNTY CORRECTIONS CENTER (COLORADO), ORGANIZED AND RUN BY A TRAINED RECREATION SPECIALIST, IS BASED ON BOTH PASSIVE AND DYNAMIC ACTIVITIES.
Abstract: AS PART OF A NEW $8-MILLION COMPLEX LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN BOULDER, COLO., THE CORRECTIONS CENTER SERVES ALL OF BOULDER COUNTY. ITS RECREATION PROGRAM WAS BEGUN IN DECEMBER 1975 AND HAS BEEN SUPPORTED BY THE SHERIFF'S ADMINISTRATION, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, CITIZENS, STAFF, AND RESIDENTS. THE PROGRAM IS BASED ON THE PREMISE THAT ORGANIZED COMPETITION, WHICH EMPHASIZES THE WINNING AND LOSING ASPECTS OF RECREATION INSTEAD OF THE EXERCISE AND FUN ASPECTS, IS INAPPROPRIATE IN A JAIL BECAUSE IT ACCENTUATES CONFLICT WITHOUT PROVIDING A SATISFACTORY MEANS OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION. CONSEQUENTLY, TOURNAMENTS AND INTRAMURAL COMPETITION ARE AVOIDED; INSTEAD, THE PROGRAM STRESSES PASSIVE AS WELL AS DYNAMIC ACTIVITIES TO HELP RESIDENTS DEVELOP AN IMPROVED SELF-IMAGE AND MAKE GOOD USE OF LEISURE TIME. THE PROGRAM INCLUDES VARIOUS PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES, AN 'OPEN DOOR' PERIOD FOR MINIMUM-SECURITY RESIDENTS, A LIBRARY, ARTS AND CRAFTS, POETRY WORKSHOPS, SPECIAL EVENTS (DRAMA, FILM, AND MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS BY LOCAL GROUPS), AND RECREATION IN THE MODULES (TELEVISION AND RADIO IN THE DAYROOMS). THE REPORT INCLUDES INFORMATION ON PROGRAM PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION AND OUTLINES CONSIDERATIONS IN STARTING A RECREATION PROGRAM. FIGURES ARE INCLUDED. (PRG)
Index Term(s): Colorado; Corrections management; Inmate Programs; Jails; Recreation
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