ERIC Number: ED156900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Study of the Economic and Rehabilitative Aspects of Prison Industry. Technical Tasks and Results.
National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
This volume analyzes existing and proposed correctional industries in Connecticut. First, the results of a survey made to determine the potential inmate work force for prison industry are presented as inmate profiles, descriptions of inmate and supervisor attitudes, and analyses of parolees' employment and recidivism rates. In part 2, four industries (print shop, dental laboratory, typewriter repair, and furniture upholstery) already operating at the Somers Correctional Institution are studied by means of job market and sales market surveys, and, for each shop, a review of marketing and manpower scheduling and a profit analysis. Then, of six new industries (microfilming, metal products, musical instrument repair, bakery products, data processing, and solar energy products) proposed for Somers, the first four are found to be suitable based on job market forecasts, profitability, and financial and manpower resources at the prison. Part 4 evaluates Connecticut's offender-based information system and makes recommendations for its improvement. The final section specifies the three dimensions (institutional operations, prison industry operations, and inmate postrelease outcome) upon which the evaluation of the Free Venture Model Prison Industry Program (described in CE 017 288) will be based. Appendixes include (1) copies of the inmate questionnaire, the inmate profile data sheet, monthly follow-up instrument, employer questionnaire, and forms for parolees' evaluation of prison industries; (2) a description of the cost elements of the criminal justice process; and (3) the industry production analysis package for Somers. (Author/ELG)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Rehabilitation, Cost Effectiveness, Demonstration Programs, Economic Research, Feasibility Studies, Industrial Training, Information Systems, Job Skills, Prisoners, Program Evaluation, Recidivism, Rehabilitation Programs, Trade and Industrial Education, Training Objectives, Work Attitudes
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 027-000-00691-4)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to reproducibility problems; For a related document see CE 017 288 ; Project contract was awarded to Econ Inc.