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NCJ Number: 75179 Find in a Library
Title: Community Based Corrections in Andhra Pradesh (India)
Author(s): M V S Reddy
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 15
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: India
Annotation: Following a presentation of India's crime trends and the recidivism rate, the structure and programs of community-based corrections in Andhra Pradesh, India, are described.
Abstract: During 1976, India's crime rate was 177.9 per 100,000 population, compared to 162.5 per 100,000 in 1966, an increase of 9.5 percent. In 1976, a high rate of recidivism was found, particularly for property offenses. Prisons in Andhra Pradesh are underpopulated, with 4,980 inmates being lodged in institutions with total capacities for 5,798 at the end of March, 1978. Prisons are classified as subjails, district jails, central jails, and open air agricultural colonies, each housing inmates according to sentence length. Staff positions in each prison type are listed, followed by descriptions of prison programs of vocational training, education, recreation and cultural activities, moral and religious education, inmate classification, canteen services, welfare services, furlough, parole, and premature release. A discussion of community involvement in corrections includes an account of how businesses and universities help in the provision of rehabilitation programs. Activities of the State Advisory Board for Correctional Administration are also briefly described.
Index Term(s): Community resources; Community-based corrections (adult); Corrections management; Furloughs; India; Inmate academic education; Inmate classification; Inmate Programs; Parole; Recreation; Religious programs; Social work; Vocational training
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