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Title: Alaska Corrections Master Plan
Corporate Author: Alaska Dept of Corrections
United States of America

American Foundation, Inc
Institute of Corrections
United States of America

National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
United States of America

Moyer Associates Inc
United States of America

Applied Environmental Research, Inc
United States of America
Project Director: F D Moyer
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 635
Sponsoring Agency: Alaska Dept of Corrections
Juneau, AK 99801
American Foundation, Inc
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Applied Environmental Research, Inc
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Moyer Associates Inc
Chicago, IL 60601
National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
Pittsburgh, PA 15203-2363
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 volume presents a comprehensive master plan for the Alaskan correctional system for the period 1979-2000 and provides timetables for implementing the plan's recommendations.
Abstract: The plan is designed to help resolve the dilemma posed by a growing offender population and limited resources. The plan is based on the following goals: incarceration of both presentence and postsentence offenders only as a last resort, the use of community corrections programs for the maximum possible number of offenders, and the focus of resources and support on community corrections programs. Additional goals include the renovation or replacement of existing corrections facilities to provide normalized, humane, and secure environments for all inmates; and provision of a broader spectrum of work, training, and social service opportunities. The plan describes the organization and management of corrections including recommended changes in the structure and scope of services and the regionalization of service delivery for all corrections services. Recommendations for expanded community corrections include the development of a trilevel client classification system, the use of paraprofessionals and volunteers, more appropriate training for community services staff, and expansion of pretrial assessment and supervision and prerelease and halfway house programs. Recommendations covering adult institutional services discuss such areas as guidelines for facility improvement; inmate population projections; program proposals including education, vocational training, library services, drug and alcoholism treatment, and leisure-time activities; and suggestions for developing a system of prison industries. Rural corrections recommendations cover such areas as alcohol abuse and jail contracts. In addition, a Technical Services unit is proposed to provide support for division management and to improve staff services. Additional recommendations discuss criminal justice decisionmaking, and cost-benefit considerations. Footnotes, graphs, charts, maps, and tabular data are given. An appendix contains related materials. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Alaska; Alternatives to institutionalization; Community-based corrections (adult); Correctional facilities; Correctional institutions (adult); Correctional institutions (juvenile); Correctional organization; Correctional reform; Corrections management; Decisionmaking; Inmate Programs; State plans
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