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NCJ Number: 76696 Find in a Library
Title: Connecticut Department of Correction - Annual Report, 1976
Corporate Author: Connecticut Dept of Correction
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 36
Sponsoring Agency: Connecticut Dept of Correction
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This 1976 annual report describes the activities of the Connecticut Department of Correction, which is responsible for four felony institutions and six community correctional centers.
Abstract: The activities of the department during the year were based on the 1975 administrative reorganization which placed within operational units those program specialists who were concerned with the operation of institutional or community programs. Administrative redesign also included affirmative action efforts. For example, the department introduced female custodial staff to male institutions and began validating the correctional officer examination which was an handicap to minority selection. During the year the department was selected to serve as the host State for a study of an institutional model organized around an industrial base. Attention was also given to questions of parole and sentencing. Tentative conclusions were reached that the medical treatment model was no longer appropriate in a system seeking rationality and deterrence. Alternative options, such as definite sentences, voluntary treatment opportunity, and realistic parole circumstances, were examined. The department moved to create in 1977 three urban multiservice centers for parolees seeking community reintegration assistance. Institutional services, to which an overwhelming amount of the budget is devoted, is also discussed. Medical, psychiatric, and dental services, an integral part of the rehabilitation process, are examined. Drug and alcohol treatment, correctional education (both academic and vocational) and correctional industries are described. Evaluation and inspection services, community and volunteer services, and program development, are also examined. Some supporting data are supplied.
Index Term(s): Connecticut; Correctional planning; Correctional reform; Corrections management
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