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Title: Evaluation of Goal 17 (Jails) From the Final Report of the Wisconsin Council on Criminal Justice's Adult Detention Standards and Goals Report and Goal 7, Conditions of Detention (Selected Parts) From the Juvenile Justice Standards and Goals Reports
Corporate Author: Midwest Research Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 147
Sponsoring Agency: Midwest Research Institute
Kansas City, MO 64110
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Wisconsin Council on Criminal Justice
Madison, WI 53702
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Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report contains the results of a 3-month study of county jails in Wisconsin involving a statewide survey on the status of county jails relative to their existing conditions, policies and procedures, and innovate programing as well as their comparative achievements of the State's proposed standards.
Abstract: General study findings were that size of the facility (average daily population) is the principal determinant of standards' compliance and that there is minimal correlation between the age of the facility and compliance. It also found high compliance with standards relating to the rights of inmates mandated by the courts. Facility administrators' attitudes correlated highly with standards compliance. Study recommendations include expanding community public relations programs to include tours of the facility, informational brochures, and regular news releases, employing trained correctional officers rather than assigning road deputies to provide supervision at the facility, and providing for observation of inmates at least once every 30 minutes. Furthermore, jails detaining inmates for periods longer than 30 days should provide opportunities for educational release and educational or vocational training programs at the facility. Where feasible, counties should construct separate facilities for juvenile detention or consider sharing separate facilities for juvenile detention with adjoining counties. Charts and tabular data are provided. Study instruments and related materials are appended.
Index Term(s): Criminal disguises; Jails; Standards implementation; Wisconsin
Note: MRI Project No. 4524-D
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