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Title: REDUCTION OF PRESSURE ON THE PRISON SYSTEM - ENGLAND
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 42
Sponsoring Agency: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
London, SW9 0PU
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
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: A CONFERENCE ATTENDED BY PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED IN GREAT BRITAIN'S PRISON SYSTEM COVERED REDUCTION OF PRISON POPULATIONS, IMPROVED CONDITIONS FOR INMATES AND STAFF AND ALTERNATIVES TO INCARCERATION.
Abstract: THE 1978 HOUSE OF COMMONS REPORT ON REDUCING PRESSURES ON THE PRISON SYSTEM WAS THE SUBJECT OF A 1-DAY CONFERENCE HELD IN JUNE 1979. THIS REPORT CONTAINS THE THREE PRINCIPAL SPEECHES DELIVERED AT THE MEETING, SUMMARIES OF THE DISCUSSIONS, AND THE RESULTS OF A QUESTIONNAIRE COMPLETED BY PARTICIPANTS. BEGINNING WITH A DESCRIPTION OF PRISON CONDITIONS AND REASONS FOR IMPRISONMENT, THE FIRST SPEAKER ALSO FOCUSED ON CATEGORIES OF PRISONERS WHO DO NOT BENEFIT FROM PRISON, INCLUDING THE MENTALLY DISORDERED, ALCOHOLICS, AND FINE DEFAULTERS. SENTENCING POLICIES WERE ALSO COVERED. A PRISON DIRECTOR EXAMINED THE PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF PRISON ON YOUNG OFFENDERS, STAFF, AND INMATES. IN A SPEECH GIVEN BY A PROBATION OFFICER, ALTERNATIVES TO PRISON WERE DESCRIBED SUCH AS PROBATION, COMMUNITY SERVICE, AND DAY CENTERS WHICH OFFER TRAINING AND COUNSELING. PARTICIPANTS WERE ASKED TO INDICATE AGREEMENT OR DISAGREEMENT WITH EACH RECOMMENDATION OF THE GOVERNMENT REPORT ON A QUESTIONNAIRE. THE RESULTS, WHICH ARE APPENDED, DEMONSTRATED CONSIDERABLE APPROVAL FOR THE RECOMMENDATIONS AMONG PERSONS WORKING IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PENAL SYSTEM. (MJM)
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Correctional institutions (adult); Correctional personnel; Correctional reform; Corrections statistics; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Incarceration; Inmate attitudes; Inmate Programs; Inmate staff relations; Overcrowding
Note: REPORT OF A CONFERENCE HELD AT CENTRAL HALL, WESTMINSTER ENGLAND, ON JUNE 15, 1979, TO DISCUSS THE REPORT OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS EXPENDITURE COMMITTEE PUBLISHED IN SEPTEMBER, 1978
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