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Title: Hawaii - Senate Tenth State Legislature - Report on Senate Resolution Number 169 Requesting a Review of Alternatives to Jail Incarceration, December 14, 1979 (From Hawaii - Intake Service Center Jail Overcrowding Project - Final Report, Appendix P, 1981 - See NCJ-77216)
Corporate Author: Hawaii Intake Service Ctrs
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 125
Sponsoring Agency: Hawaii Intake Service Ctrs
Honolulu, HI 96819
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This appendix to NCJ-77216 presents a feasibility study on alternatives to incarceration in Hawaii, a review of the historical development of the intake service center, the dynamics of overcrowded facilities, and recommendations to alleviate overcrowding in Hawaii's correctional facilities.
Abstract: The report concludes that most of the overcrowding problem seems to be due to a large number of pretrial defendants being held in detention, rather than to an enormous increase in the number of sentenced offenders. Five distinct program concepts are explored as alternatives to jail incarceration: increasing the efficiency in release on recognizance processing, police citation release, prosecutorial and judicial diversion, 10-percent stationhouse bail, and increasing the level of release on recognizance. The most lucrative option may be that of prosecutorial or judicial diversion, which could significantly siphon off lesser offenders into alternative community programs. The report recommends that the State reaffirm the correctional master plan policy of diversion of lesser offenders from the criminal justice system into the community and that the State legislature place high priority upon the development of diversionary programs in Hawaii. Furthermore, the intake service center should be encouraged and supported in its efforts to work with the judiciary, police, and others to develop and implement diversionary programs. Additional construction called for under the correctional master plan requirements should be minimized until alternative programs to incarceration are implemented and tested. Finally, each of the criminal justice agencies in the State of Hawaii should consider jail overcrowding as a systemwide problem that is not restricted to the corrections division. One figure, tables, footnotes, and approximately 30 references are included. Statutes from Hawaii and California are appended.
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Bail/Financial Release; Community-based corrections (adult); Correctional facilities; Hawaii; Judicial diversion; Overcrowding; Prosecutorial diversion
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