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NCJ Number: 77773 Find in a Library
Title: Prisons in Scotland - Report for 1979
Corporate Author: Scottish Home and Health Dept
United Kingdom
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 70
Sponsoring Agency: Pendragon House
Mystic, CT 06355
Scottish Home and Health Dept
Edinburgh, Scotland
Sale Source: Pendragon House
185 Willow Street
P.O. Box 424
Mystic, CT 06355
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This document reports on the conditions of penal institutions, prisoners, and inmates in Scotland in 1979.
Abstract: An overview of the general situation is given, followed by a summary of receptions, population trends, and other statistics. Inmate training, education, and recreation programs are described, as are prison industries and employment, the building program, health and hygiene, and welfare and preparation for release. The system's administration and staff organization are also reviewed. Appendixes list prisons showing use and occupancy, average daily population by type of custody and sex of various years, and receptions under sentence by type of sentence, age, previously proved offenses, analysis of previous offenses, institution and length of sentence, sentencing court and other criteria. Receptions under 21 are listed separately by similar criteria. Additional tables concern punishments and offenses, employment of prisoners and inmates, details of persons released under supervision, prison staffs, and a statement of expenditures.
Index Term(s): Correctional facilities; Correctional organization; Inmate Programs; Inmate statistics; Scotland
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