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NCJ Number: 70064 Find in a Library
Title: Inquiry Into the United Kingdom Prison Services, Volume 2 - Evidence by the Home Office, the Scottish Home and Health Department and the Northern Ireland Office - Descriptive and Discussion Papers
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 264
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
London, SW1H 9AT, England
Pendragon House
Mystic, CT 06355
Sale Source: Pendragon House
185 Willow Street
P.O. Box 424
Mystic, CT 06355
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: As part of an inquiry into the problems of the Prison Services in the United Kingdom, this volume describes personnel issues, discusses prison services, and summarizes proposals for change.
Abstract: Descriptive papers cover prison staff roles, staff quarters, industrial staff (craftsmen, stokers, catering staff, drivers, and caretakers), nonindustrial staff (medical officers, psychologists, and administrators), growth in manpower, and the main components of gross earnings. Separate papers discuss the prison systems of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland with regard to specific personnel matters. Possible changes in the organization of the prison system in England and Wales are examined, as are regionalization, working arrangements in prison systems, and prison medical services. Also discussed are staff roles in England and Wales, the dispersal system in England and Wales, the daily emergency allowance in Northern Ireland, prison industries, the tendency to use civilians for clerical work, and officer instructor posts in Scotland. The volume summarizes the proposals for changes in the following main areas of the prison system: departmental organization, management style, pay and conditions of service, building programs, industrial relations, security and control, and work and education programs. Strategies for change require maximum cooperation between management and staff in using resources to raise the performance of the system. Extensive tabular and statistical data are included. For vol. 1 and vol. 3, see NCJ 70063 and 70065.
Index Term(s): CACTUS (record system); Correctional facilities; Correctional personnel; Correctional Personnel Training; Correctional planning; Corrections management; Penology; United Kingdom (UK)
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