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NCJ Number: 98936 Find in a Library
Title: Planning for Action - Phase 1 of the Prison Overcrowding Project
Author(s): R K Yin
Corporate Author: Prison Overcrowding Project
United States of America
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 85
Sponsoring Agency: Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
New York, NY 10177
National Institute of Corrections
Washington, DC 20534
Prison Overcrowding Project
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper uses case studies to draw lessons for the substance and administrative guidance of the planning process for States involved in the Prison Overcrowding Project.
Abstract: Information for this paper was drawn from planning experiences of five national programs and one State project. These programs involved planning by some State or local agencies, a situation comparable to that of the Prison Overcrowding Project. The substance of the planning process focuses on planning participants and planning activities. Components of the planning process include (1) an organizational structure for conducting the planning; (2) a set of activities, typically involving a problemsolving approach as well as a consensus-building approach; and (3) planning products, which include the plan itself as well as any interim reports. Administrative guidance for the planning process addresses three phases: (1) design, in which planning projects are envisioned; (2) activity, which implements the planning project; and (3) evaluation, which assesses the effectiveness of the planning project in producing an implementable action plan. Vignettes from various actual planning projects are used to portray centralized and decentralized planning guidance of these phases. The appendix contains an indepth case study of planning for the Hartford, Conn., project to reduce prison overcrowding and figures from the project planning case studies. Nine references are listed.
Index Term(s): Case studies; Connecticut; Correctional planning; Prison overcrowding
Note: Working Paper number 5.
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