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Title: Alaska Corrections Master Plan - Executive Summary, August 1979
Corporate Author: Alaska Dept of Health and Welfare
Division of Corrections
United States of America

Moyer Associates Inc
United States of America
Project Director: F D Moyer
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 54
Sponsoring Agency: Alaska Dept of Health and Welfare
Juneau, AK 99801
Moyer Associates Inc
Chicago, IL 60601
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 summary of recommendations for the future of corrections in Alaska is offered as an overview of correctional policy alternatives for the State.
Abstract: The plan is based on the philosophy that incarceration should be viewed as a last resort and that the use of community corrections programs should be maximized. Other goals are to renovate or replace existing corrections facilities to provide humane and secure environments for all inmates and to provide a broader spectrum of work, training, and social service opportunities for the benefit of both inmates and community corrections clients. Recommendations cover the organization and management of corrections, adult community corrections, adult institutional services, and youth services. Rural corrections and criminal justice decisionmaking are also covered. Some of the recommendations require only administrative policy changes to be implemented, while others require additional funding and/or statutory changes as well. Whenever possible, the type of action necessary to implement a given policy or recommendation is indicated. It is concluded that the single most effective means of providing the most adequate corrections system at the least possible cost is to avoid unnecessary incarceration of offenders through development of full range of community-based progams, including pretrial release, probation, prerelease and parole supervision. At the conclusion of the summary, a prioritized time line for enacting key recommendations is presented, along with cost implications where they can be estimated.
Index Term(s): Alaska; Alternatives to institutionalization; Correctional planning; Correctional reform; State plans
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