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NCJ Number: 99340 Find in a Library
Title: Promotion of Innovation in the Effective Treatment of Prisoners in Correctional Institutions - Summary Report
Journal: UNAFEI Resource Material Series  Issue:26  Dated:(December 1984)  Pages:190-216
Author(s): G M Yeung
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 27
Type: Conference Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Nations
Annotation: This report summarizes the five sessions that made up a course focusing on prison problems and programming innovations in 15 Asian and Pacific nations and Brazil.
Abstract: The countries represented were 15 Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. In the first session, overcrowding was found to be a major problem, largely due to unconvicted prisoners in custody. Specific measures for certain countries as well as prison construction and modernization were recommended measures. Treatment programs for drug offenders and for juvenile offenders were discussed, as were issues related to the evaluation of the effectiveness of treatment. Efforts to conduct community-based programming were summarized, including probation, parole and aftercare supervision, day release and other forms of community treatment, good time allowances, and efforts to coordinate the treatment that occurs inside and outside the prison. Additional sessions focused on personnel management and staff training, evaluation research in corrections, interagency cooperation, and problems and recommended solutions relating to prison industries.
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Asia; Brazil; Corrections in foreign countries; Inmate drug treatment; Juvenile correctional programs; Pacific Islands; Prison overcrowding
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