ERIC Number: ED061450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Texas Jails--Problems and Reformation. Criminal Justice Monograph Vol. III, No. 4.
Stracensky, Gary C.; And Others
This study provides an overview of the status of jails and inmate populations in Texas in order to identify and solve existing problems. Analysis of the distribution of inmates among the 325 jails indicates that Texas has too many local jails for its total inmate population. Most of the jails lack adequate medical, recreational, or educational facilities. Recommendations are included to regionalize misdemeanant corrections, with emphasis on inspection standards and legal considerations. A proposed plan for a "modular" regional detention facility includes provision for work release units, and education and technical/vocational modules. (BH)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Budgeting, Correctional Institutions, Facility Improvement, Organizational Change, Personnel, Prisoners, Program Improvement
Institute of Contemporary Corrections, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas 77340
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Criminal Justice Council.
Authoring Institution: Sam Houston State Univ., Huntsville, TX. Inst. of Contemporary Corrections and the Behavioral Sciences.