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NCJ Number: 81792 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Prison Reform Trust
Corporate Author: Prison Reform Trust
United Kingdom
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Prison Reform Trust
London , EC1V 0JR
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The Prison Reform Trust, established in 1981, seeks to improve the conditions in Great Britain's prisons.
Abstract: Basic problems which have given impetus to the organization's establishment include the length of prison sentences, the numbers of unsentenced prisoners and the conditions under which they are detained, the expanding population of young people who are incarcerated, unsanitary prison conditions, under utilization of open establishments, and low morale of prison officers. The Prison Reform Trust, founded by people who were not previously involved in the penal reform effort, will remain totally independent of the Home Office to ensure objectivity. The five primary objectives of the organization include the following: to promote the constructive treatment of offenders; to promote the education of the public regarding the penal system; to further knowledge of the training of prison officers; to promote research efforts focusing on the penal system; and to further the penal reform effort through use of the media, publications, lectures, and reseasrch projects. The organization will generate publicity about prisons, encourage community involvement, advocate changes in prison policy, and seek a new impetus for the idea of prison reform with officials.
Index Term(s): Correctional facilities; Correctional reform; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Organization development; Penology; Prison overcrowding
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