ERIC Number: ED178671
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Georgia State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Findings from a study of Georgia's 16 adult penal institutions indicate that the State's prison system is plagued by many problems. For example, inadequate funds are allocated to maintain facilities and services for its prisoners. As a result, many of the prisons are antiquated, overcrowded and understaffed. In addition, minorities are not hired proportionate to their numbers in the State's population. Discriminatory racial patterns are also found with regard to minority prisoners in prison work assignments, educational and vocational opportunities, and in the overall treatment of inmates. In order to rectify some of these problems, it is suggested that the State legislature and the Board of Corrections take action to recruit more black employees' provide more opportunities for inmates to learn marketable skills, and to expand academic training for prisoners. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.