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Title: Survey of Selected States Regarding Experiences Under Alternative Organizational Structures for Corrections
Author(s): J R Henkel; J Sauer
Corporate Author: Wisconsin Legislative Council
United States of America
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 64
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Five States which have reorganized their corrections systems (or are actively considering a reorganization) responded to a survey conducted by the Wisconsin Legislative Council to determine what had been their experiences under alternative organizational structures.
Abstract: The States included in the survey were Florida, Missouri, Delaware, Oregon, and Iowa. Among the findings are that professional corrections administrators have more control over adult corrections policy and budget planning under a separate department of corrections than when corrections is under an umbrella department and that decisions are made faster on corrections issues when corrections is a separate department. Some respondents noted that the choice of organizational form had little or no effect on the awareness of, and time and attention paid to, corrections issues by the governor and legislature, while others said there was an effect. Findings are also noted concerning the relationship of corrections to the general public, the coordination of mental health and social services, the effect on juvenile services, and other suggestions and comments. Findings from each of the five States are discussed in separate chapters. Appendixes provide copies of the survey instruments.
Index Term(s): Corrections management; Delaware; Florida; Iowa; Missouri; Operations research; Oregon; Organization studies; State correctional facilities; State criminal justice systems; State plans
Note: Research Bulletin 82-6
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