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Title: Effects of Determinant Sentencing on Institutional Climate and Prison Administration - Connecticut, Minnesota, Illinois, 1981-1983
Author(s): L Goodstein; J H Kramer; J R Hepburn; D L Mackenzie
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 144
Sponsoring Agency: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
National Institute of Justice/
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NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Grant Number: 80-NI-AX-0006
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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United States of America
Document: PDF
Dataset: DATASET 1
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual presents the study instruments, variables, and coding information for the data set resulting from a study in which prison inmates in three States completed questionnaires designed to determine the effects of determinate sentencing on prison climate and administration in 1981-83.
Abstract: The nine files of data were gathered during three data collection periods in Connecticut, Minnesota, and Illinois. The first three files contain data taken from a total random sample of offenders housed at five prisons. The fourth file is an additional sample from Connecticut of inmates serving determinate sentences. The remaining five files cover various time periods and samples. The six questionnaires cover inmates' feelings about their arrest, court case, and conviction; feelings about the law; and physical problems developed during the prison term. Also covered are how time is spent in prison, family contacts outside prison, relationships with other prisoners and with correctional staff, involvement in prison programs, and criminal history. Each file has 550 records. The logical record length of each file is 80 characters.
Index Term(s): Connecticut; Corrections management; Data collections; Determinate Sentencing; Illinois; Information processing; Inmate attitudes; Minnesota
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