ERIC Number: ED330180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Education of Handicapped Jail Inmates: Report of the Virginia State Crime Commission to the Governor and the General Assembly of Virginia. House Document No. 16.
Virginia State Crime Commission, Richmond.
Presented are the results of a study by and recommendations of the Virginia State Crime Commission to develop a program of appropriate education for jail inmates with disabilities. Four public hearings resulted in seven findings, including the following: federal law requires the states to provide special education to handicapped inmates; Virginia's plan would be the second such in the United States; the approximate annual cost per inmate would be $6,750; special education for jail inmates should be 100% state funded. Seven recommendations are made, inclduing the following: an individuals' handicapping condition could be ascertained during routine pre-sentence investigations; an inmate identified as handicapped would be notified of his right to receive special education and would execute a written request for, or waiver of, services; local inmates would receive services either on-site or in the local school system; the Virginia Department of Education would be responsible for appropriate expenditures and for coordinating and ensuring the efficient conduct of the proposed program. The report provides information in separate chapters on the problem background, the study design, the problem summary, issues identified, problem analysis/discussion, findings, and recommendations. Six appendixes cover legislative and judicial authority, cost estimates, and proposed legislation. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Crime Commission, Richmond.
Note: Appendix D, a two-page chronology, has faint, broken type.