ERIC Number: ED107946
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Female Offenders in the Federal Correctional System.
The illustrated booklet provides a brief history of Federal prisons and of Federal women's prisons. There is statistical information on women prisoners classified by age, race, period of confinement, marital status, type of crime, and judicial district from which the commitment was made. Tables for the Federal Reformatory for Women, Alderson, West Virginia, also give number of dependents, number of welfare recipients, and employment salary scale. For each of the six women's prisons there is a brief outline of facilities and services: age range, service area, planned capacity, clinical services, and custody/housing. Educational program offerings for the prisons at Fort Worth, Terminal Island, and Morgantown are listed; there are descriptions of individual courses and of the "Right to Read" program at Alderson. Also provided is basic information about Work Release and Study Release programs, Federal Prison Industries, health services (with some detail on the services available at Alderson), religion, drug abuse treatment, community programs and community treatment centers (halfway houses), contract services, and alternatives to confinement. (PR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Prisons (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.