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Title: Correctional Policy - Oversight Hearings Before the House Subcommittee on Courts, Civil Liberties, and the Administration of Justice, February 23 and 24, 1983
Corporate Author: US Congress
House Subcommittee on Courts, Civil Liberties, and the Admin of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 567
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Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Representatives of the Federal Bureau of Prisons and various national organizations interested in corrections policies testify on the current state of Federal, State, and local corrections systems, with particular attention to overcrowding in correctional facilities.
Abstract: The director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons reports on overcrowding in Federal prisons and steps being taken to deal with it (such as prison construction and the use of alternatives to institutionalization for nondangerous offenders). The executive director of the National Sheriffs' Association testifies about overcrowding in local jails and advocates policies that will limit jail admissions to hardcore recidivists and dangerous offenders. Other witnesses represent the National Institute of Corrections, the National Prison Project, the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, the American Bar Association, the National Coalition for Jail Reform, and the National Association of Counties Research Foundation. Their testimony focuses on ways to address overcrowding in corrections facilities through Federal leadership and aid, prison construction, sentence reform, and the expanded development of alternatives to institutionalization. Appendixes contain supplemental materials.
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Corrections policies; Federal aid; Federal correctional facilities; Intergovernmental relations; Prison construction; Prison overcrowding; US House of Representatives; Vocational interest tests
Note: Serial number 88.
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