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Title: Montgomery County (MD) Department of Correction and Rehabilitation - Six Years of Progress, 1972 Through 1978
Corporate Author: New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 76
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Albany, NY 12203-3764
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: This report describes the various programs which are currently operating under the direction of the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation of Montgomery County, Md.; significant accomplishments from 1972 through 1978 are emphasized.
Abstract: After 6 years of progress and achievement, the county correctional system is the uncontested leader of local corrections in Maryland and has established the widespread reputation as a national model. The public service objectives of the department are to protect the citizens of Montgomery County through effective and realistic correctional services; to ensure the safekeeping, care, treatment, and custody of inmates committed to the detention center; to provide an alternative to either probation supervision or maximum security incarceration by operating the treatment-oriented prerelease center for offenders; to provide training, counseling, and educational services to offenders; and to provide opportunities for selected offenders to engage in voluntary public service employment. The department became fully operational as a separate entity in 1973. Significant achievements during the 6-year period include complete revision of the county code on the correctional system, State funding of $1.9 million for detention center and $1.250 million for the prerelease center, and the development of research and training capabilities which are unique to local corrections. The county's system is one of three local systems in the United States which was selected by the American Correctional Association in 1974 to implement a federally funded model inmate employment program. Photographs are included.
Index Term(s): Correctional personnel; Correctional reform; Corrections management; Detention; Local government; Maryland; Model programs; Prerelease programs; Rehabilitation
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