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NCJ Number: 78099 Find in a Library
Title: Task Force To Study Alternatives to Incarceration and the Expansion of the Adult Detention Center - Final Report - Executive Summary
Corporate Author: Fairfax Cty Board of Supervisors
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Fairfax Cty Board of Supervisors
Fairfax, VA 22030
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 report summarizes recommendations made regarding measures to reduce overcrowding in Fairfax County's Adult Detention Center (ADC) in Virginia.
Abstract: After a review of the ADC population, the alternative programs available, and the effect of court delay on overcrowding, the task force found that the rate of incarceration in the county is lower than comparable jurisdictions, that changes in court procedures could reduce the length of stay of some inmates in the ADC, that the ADC is overcrowded and becoming more so, and that the need for additional detention space can be limited through rigorous use of alternatives and expedited court procedures. The alternative programs recommended include a nonresidential weekend sentence program, an expansion of a residential drug treatment facility, and an enlargement of the Prerelease Center (PRC). Moreover, the detention needs of the ADC can be met by increasing the number of beds at the PRC, by establishing a correctional camp, and by enlarging the ADC by 500 beds. Other recommendations are presented. Tables depict fiscal impacts of the nonconstruction recommendations and construction costs. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Detention; Overcrowding; Summaries; Virginia
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