ERIC Number: ED039582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Rural and City Indians in Minnesota Prisons.
Woods, Richard G.; Harkins, Arthur M.
Whatever the reason, trouble with the law is a matter of considerable importance to contemporary Indian Americans. This study, a component of Havighurst's National Study of American Indian Education, seeks to gain a better understanding of Indian offenders in Minnesota. Data concerning new court commitments from July 1, 1967 through June 30, 1968, are presented and analyzed. The characteristics of Indian new court commitments are described according to age, sex, offenses, residence by county and state, family situation, level of intelligence, employment status, and prior psychiatric treatment. A brief evaluation of and suggestions for improving American institutions, specifically correctional institutions, are compiled into a dozen responses pertinent to Minnesota Indians and based on the collected data. The report concludes with a telescopic exposition of one such response, i.e., Project Newgate, which is an experimental test of the proposition that higher education can be an effective instrument of rehabilitation in correctional institutions. A proposal for Indian Project Newgate as a supplement to the original Newgate in Minnesota is outlined. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Training Center for Community Programs.