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NCJ Number: 75530 Find in a Library
Title: Earned Time System - A Performance-based Correctional Management Model
Author(s): J A Nosin
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 117
Sponsoring Agency: Eric Document Reproduction Service
Arlington, VA 22210
Sale Source: Eric Document Reproduction Service
P. O. Box 190
Arlington, VA 22210
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The procedures manual for the Earned-Time System (ETS) of the Department of Offender Rehabilitation of Georgia is presented.
Abstract: The performance-based correctional management model is designed to maximize an inmate's chances of successful community reintegration and is based on the assumption that only self-rehabilitation is viable. The ETS attempts to provide resources and opportunities for inmates motivated to assume personal responsibility for their behavior. Inmates may earn varying amounts of time off their sentences based on their classification: non-habitual offenders earn a day off their sentences for every day of satisfactory performance; habitual offenders are eligible for 1 day for every 2 days of satisfactory performance. Upon admission, each inmate undergoes an extensive diagnostic intake by the correctional staff prior to the development of an individual performance plan. Inmates are assigned to work areas, provided with minimal expectations for performance, and given concrete feedback on behavior. A comprehensive documentation system assures that each inmate's progress is motivated and documented. ETS is currently operational within 54 State and county correctional institutions and five prerelease centers. The manual includes a glossary of terms, policy statements, the ETS numbering system, ETS forms, ETS processing procedures, the ETS monitoring system, and ETS institutional reports. An index precedes the manual. Five appendixes include the Georgia Earned Time Law, the parole board agreement, an inmate orientation guide, a list of institutional code numbers, and the disciplinary infraction table. (ERIC abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Corrections management; Georgia (USA); Good time allowance; Rehabilitation
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