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NCJ Number: 78773 Find in a Library
Title: On the Gate - An Orientation Tape
Author(s): C Beller; S Moore
Project Director: C Beller; S Moore
Date Published: Unknown
Sponsoring Agency: New York Dept of Correction
Albany, NY 12225
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Viewers are shown how a new inmate becomes acclimated to living at Rikers Island, the New York correctional facility for men.
Abstract: An inexperienced inmate, called Smitty, learns how to behave and what attitude he should have from a more experienced inmate called Mike. Smitty at first is very negative and unrealistic about his situation. Gradually he learns that it is in his best interest to take advantage of the courses and services offered to inmates at Rikers Island. These include a high school equivalency program, sports activities, a law research class to help inmates research their own cases, a law library, legal aid offered by the Legal Aid Society, and vocational classes.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Correctional institutions (adult); Inmates; New York; State correctional facilities
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