ERIC Number: ED051384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
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Vocational Rehabilitation Services in a State Penitentiary System. Final Report.
Oklahoma State Penitentiary, Oklahoma City.; Oklahoma State Board for Vocational Education, Stillwater. Rehabilitation Service Div.
The purpose of this project was to provide total rehabilitation services to a group of handicapped inmates of the State Penitentiary System in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of returning them to society as productive citizens. This was to be accomplished by evaluating the rehabilitation potential of inmates, providing psychological and psychiatric treatment, providing a total vocational rehabilitation program, and providing job placement and followup services. Specific conclusions from the project were that: (1) Many public offenders can be rehabilitated, (2) No hard and fast criteria or cut off points can be specified, (3) Selection procedures for clients from correctional institutions need to be carefully evaluated on a periodic basis, and (4) Long programs of vocational training after the inmate has left the institution are not desirable. After the project, a decision was made to initiate a permanent program of rehabilitation services in the penitentiary. (Author/GEB)
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Sponsor: Vocational Rehabilitation Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Penitentiary, Oklahoma City.; Oklahoma State Board for Vocational Education, Stillwater. Rehabilitation Service Div.