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NCJ Number: 68998 Find in a Library
Title: PRISON REFORMER - PART THREE
Corporate Author: American Lutheran Church
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Sponsoring Agency: American Lutheran Church
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Correctional Service of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Publication Number: CASSETTE 160
Sale Source: Correctional Service of Minnesota
1427 Washington Avenue, South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A FORMER SUPERINTENDENT OF THE ARKANSAS CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM LISTS SOME CHANGES HE INITIATED IN HIS ATTEMPT TO REFORM THE SYSTEM, AND DESCRIBES THE PERSONAL CONSEQUENCES OF HIS BEING FIRED.
Abstract: THE CHANGES INCLUDED INITIATING INMATE INVOLVEMENT IN THE HIRING OF STAFF, IN DETERMINING THE LEVEL OF CUSTODY REQUIRED OF OTHER INMATES, AND IN DECIDING UPON DISCIPLINARY MEASURES. FURTHERMORE, VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS, INMATE BANDS, AND MIXED INMATE DANCES WERE INTRODUCED. ALL OF THESE PROGRAMS WERE ABOLISHED WHEN THE SUPERINTENDENT'S ATTEMPT TO GAIN SUPPORT FOR A THOROUGH REFORM OF THE SYSTEM ALIENATED PUBLIC OFFICIALS WHO HAD BEEN BENEFITING FROM CHEAP OR FREE INMATE LABOR. THE EFFORT RESULTED IN HIS DISMISSAL. THEN, FOR 3 YEARS HE WAS UNABLE TO FIND EMPLOYMENT. A CASE HISTORY IS NARRATED TO ILLUSTRATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE SPEAKER'S EFFORTS TO TEACH RESPONSIBILITY TO THE INMATES. THE AUDIO CASSETTE TAPE WAS PREPARED FOR A RADIO SERIES AND IS INTENDED FOR A GENERAL AUDIENCE. NO SUPPORTING MATEIALS ARE PROVIDED. THE FIRST AND SECOND PARTS ARE AVAILABLE UNDER NCJ 68996-97.
Index Term(s): Arkansas; Correctional facilities; Correctional reform; Tape recordings
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. SEE NCJ-68996 FOR PART 1 AND NCJ-68997 FOR PART 2
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