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NCJ Number: 69174 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: RECREATION IN THE LOCAL JAIL - A MODEL PROGRAM
Author(s): C R HORMACHEA; M B GULAK
Corporate Author: Virginia Commonwealth University
Ctr for Public Affairs
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 97
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA 23284
Virginia Council on Criminal Justice
Richmond, VA 23219
Grant Number: 78-A4271
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: STANDARDS FOR RECREATION IN LOCAL JAILS ARE SUGGESTED, AND FACILITIES- AND PROGRAM-PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION PROCEDURES ARE DESCRIBED IN THIS CORRECTIONAL RECREATION PROJECT REPORT FROM VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY.
Abstract: THE STANDARDS INCLUDE (1) THE PROVISION OF INDOOR AND OUTDOOR RECREATION AND PHYSICAL EXERCISE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL INMATES; (2) THE PROVISION OF TELEVISIONS, RADIOS, AND GAMES IN DAYROOMS OR CELLS; (3) AN ALLOWANCE OF A MINIMUM OF ONE HOUR PER DAY RECREATION ACTIVITY OUTSIDE THE CELL AREA AT LEAST FIVE DAYS A WEEK; (4) THE EMPLOYMENT OF A FULL-TIME RECREATION DIRECTOR FOR EACH FACILITY WITH A DESIGN CAPACITY OF OVER 200 INMATES; (5) THE TRAINING OF A STAFF MEMBER IN RECREATION PROGRAM MANAGEMENT IN SMALLER INSTITUTIONS; (6) VOLUNTARY INMATE PARTICIPATION IN A VARIETY OF ACTIVE AND PASSIVE ACTIVITIES; AND (7) THE ACCESS OF EACH INMATE TO A VARIETY OF READING MATERIALS. FACILITIES PLANNING IS COVERED THROUGH AN HISTORICAL ANALYSIS OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF RECREATION SPACE, A DESCRIPTION OF THE FACILITIES NEEDED, AND EXAMPLES OF HOW EXISTING FACILITIES CAN FULFILL THE REQUIREMENTS. NEXT, A NUMBER OF RECREATION ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS ARE OUTLINED, AND BENEFITS, SUCH AS IMPROVING THE DECISIONMAKING CAPABILITIES OF INMATES AND TEACHING THEM HOW TO INTERACT WITH OTHERS, ARE REVIEWED. FINALLY, SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPLEMENTING PROGRAMS ARE PROVIDED FOR THE AREAS OF BUDGET, EQUIPMENT STORAGE AND CHECK-OUT, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES, ADMINISTRATION, AND PROGRAM EVALUATION. THE PROJECT REPORT IS INTENDED FOR ADMINISTRATORS AND SHERIFFS WHO ARE PLANNING RECREATION PROGRAMS; DIAGRAMS, CHARTS, CHAPTER NOTES AND REFERENCES, AND AN APPENDIX CONTAINING SAMPLE INMATE RECREATION RECORDS ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Inmate Programs; Jails; Model programs; Recreation
Note: CORRECTIONAL RECREATION PROJECT
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