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ERIC Number: ED059445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Pages: 15
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New Directions in Corrections.
McKee, John M.
A picture of the American prison situation in the past and in its present changing form is presented. The object of the correctional community is becoming more and more that of successfully reintegrating the ex-offender into the social community from which he has been separated. It is predicted that within the next five years: (1) Every state will have in operation some form of work-release and study-release program; (2) Most states will have home furloughs for prisoners; (3) Most states will have abandoned the notion of constructing prisons for more than 400 men; and (4) Several states will have adopted "performance-contingent" parole; (5) The legislatures of at least 10 states and the entire federal system will demand accountability in correctional programming; (6) The U.S. Supreme Court will rule that state institutions maintain certain standards to guard against making men worse from imprisonment; (7) Behavior analysis will be the common baseline of correctional rehabilitation; and (8) Courts and prosecuting attorneys will divert the offender to community-based programs. It is concluded that with respect to Hawaii, the state is on the threshold of offering advanced leadership to all who would seek new directions in integrating the offender back into the social community of American citizens. (CK)
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Note: Presented at the Annual Conference of the Hawaiian Corrections Association, October 14, 1971