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NCJ Number: 99123 Find in a Library
Title: Report on a Site Visit - Sing Sing Correctional Facility, December 6-9, 1983
Author(s): T P Swiderek; J R Gleason
Corporate Author: New York State Cmssn of Correction
United States of America
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 25
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Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents findings and recommendations from 1983 a site visit to Sing Sing Prison (Ossining, N.Y.) to review the impact of overcrowding upon the facility's security, administrative, and program operations.
Abstract: Data were obtained from observations, records, and interviews with the prison superintendent, the staff, and inmates. The inmate data reported the number of inmates in the prison population as of December 5, 1983, the number in various classifications, and the number in each housing area. Information is also provided on unclassified and transient inmates. The findings on the prison staff encompass the staff turnover, years of experience, absentee rate, and staff housing. A review of the inmate programs addresses academic, vocational, and prison industry programs as well as programs for transient inmates. The services examined include health services, recreation, the inmate grievance system, the inmate liaison committee, law library services, the commissary, inmate visits, telephone use, showers, and food services. Disciplinary procedures and the condition of the physical plant are also reviewed. Seven recommendations focus on the handling of unclassifed and transient inmates, improvement in staff working and housing conditions, the development of additional academic and vocational programs, improvement in the staff-inmate ratio, and minor modifications of the inmate grievance and disciplinary systems.
Index Term(s): Correctional facilities; Food services; Inmate discipline; Inmate grievances; Inmate health care; Inmate Programs; Inmate recreational programs; Inmate staff relations; Inmate statistics; Inmate visits; New York; Prison overcrowding
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