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Title: COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS - THE MASSACHUSETTS EXPERIMENT
Author(s): F CALLAHAN
Corporate Author: National Coordinating Committee for Justice Under Law
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 49
Sponsoring Agency: National Coordinating Committee for Justice Under Law

National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: INTERVIEWS WITH MASSACHUSETTS CORRECTIONS OFFICIALS REVEAL STATE EFFORTS TO REFORM ITS PRISON SYSTEM.
Abstract: THE REPORT COVERS THE BEGINNING OF THE MASSACHUSETTS JUVENILE CORRECTIONS SYSTEM WITH THE FOUNDING OF THE LYMAN SCHOOL IN 1846. IT ALSO DESCRIBES THE CLOSING DOWN OF ALL BUT ONE OF THE STATE'S JUVENILE INSTITUTIONS UNDER THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH SERVICES (DYS). THE COMMISSIONER DISCUSSES CURRENT JUVENILE OFFENSES, PROBLEMS OF FEMALE DELINQUENTS, AND THE NATURE OF THE DELINQUENCY SYSTEM. ALSO DESCRIBED IS THE PURCHASE OF SERVICE PROGRAM, THE ADVANTAGES OF USING PRIVATE RATHER THAN STATE AGENCIES, THE ESTABLISHMENT OF GROUP HOMES IN THE COMMUNITY, THE SCOPE OF DYS CUSTODY, AND COMMUNITY SERVICE COSTS. REFORMS DESCRIBED BY THE HEAD OF THE MASSACHUSETTS PRISON SYSTEM IN 1972 INCLUDE THE FURLOUGH PROGRAM DEVELOPED IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, THE ESTABLISHMENT OF PRERELEASE CENTERS, AND THE ATTEMPTS TO UPGRADE WALPOLE PRISON. AN INTERVIEW WITH THE HEAD OF THE GUARD UNION IS ALSO INCLUDED. (AOP)
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Community-based corrections (juvenile); Correctional facilities; Correctional planning; Correctional reform; Inmate grievances; Massachusetts; Prison disorders; Prisoner's rights
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