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NCJ Number: 67987 Find in a Library
Title: NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR SMALL JAILS IN THE UNITED STATES
Corporate Author: Community Resource Services, Inc
United States of America
Project Director: R MILLER
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: Community Resource Services, Inc
Kents Hill, ME 04349
National Institute of Corrections
Washington, DC 20534
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Grant Number: BO-5
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 CHARACTERISTICS OF AND PROBLEMS FACED BY SMALL JAILS ARE IDENTIFIED IN THIS NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CORRECTIONS NEEDS ASSESSMENT REPORT.
Abstract: THE NEEDS ASSESSMENT WAS BASED ON DATA FROM A STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT SAMPLE OF SMALL JAILS, SITE VISITS TO 91 JAILS IN 37 STATES, AND SURVEYS OF JAIL INSPECTORS IN 44 STATES. FINDINGS INDICATE THAT SMALL JAILS, COMPRISING 25 OR FEWER INMATES, REQUIRE IMPROVEMENT IN TRAINING AND IN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES. JAIL MANAGERS IDENTIFIED THE FOLLOWING MAJOR PROBLEM AREAS IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE: FACILITIES, OPERATIONS, STAFF, INMATE SERVICES, ADMINISTRATION, LEGAL ISSUES, AND OTHERS. JAIL INSPECTORS IDENTIFIED ADMINISTRATIVE PROBLEMS AS THE MOST PRESSING CONCERN, FOLLOWED BY STAFF, FACILITIES, SERVICES, OPERATIONS, LEGAL ISSUES, AND OTEHRS. MANAGERS EMPHASIZED THE IMPORTANCE OF RESOURCE MATERIALS, AND INDICATED PARTICULAR INTEREST AREAS. FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THESE MATERIALS WILL REFLECT THE FINDINGS OF THIS ASSESSMENT. TABLES, A FLOWCHART, AND A MAP ARE PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): Correctional reform; Corrections management; Jails; Needs assessment; Surveys
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