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NCJ Number: 91279 Find in a Library
Title: Crisis Management - The State of Corrections in New York State The Report of the Assembly Republican Task Force on the Corrections Crisis
Author(s): Anonymous
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: 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 is based on task force visits during February 1983 to five maximum security facilities in New York State (Attica, Auburn, Downstate, Green Haven and Ossining) to ascertain where the Department of Correctional Services had improved, failed, and still needed to make changes in facility conditions.
Abstract: It addresses the issues of overcrowding and inadequate expansion; understaffing of critical positions; inmate idleness; classification of inmates; psychotic inmates; violent inmates; and training, age and promotion of corrections officers. Still other problems noted are inmate legal action and prisoners' legal services, contraband smuggling, and discipline and good time. A final issue observed is the need for the institutions to provide payments to localities providing them services.
Index Term(s): Correctional institutions (adult); Facility conditions; Maximum security; New York
Note: Report for Clarence D 'Rapp' Rappleyea, Assembly Minority Leader, March 22, 1983
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