ERIC Number: ED126409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Implementing Innovative Correctional Reforms through Action Research.
Davis, Jerry L.
The research was conducted to determine the attitudes, general aptitudes, and interest patterns of residents of a county prison and, on the basis of the test performances, to offer recommendations concerning prison reforms. The results of the assessment techniques were interpreted to residents and to prison administrators. Examples of new programs and services developed as a function of interpreting assessment results include: a building trade and furniture shop; an automotive shop; and the employment of two counseling-psychologists to offer testing and counseling services on a regular basis. The results of the attitude survey indicated the need for the following: more recreational programs; improved visitation procedures; improved relationships/among guards, administrators, and residents. Programs are being developed with respect to the concerns expressed by residents on the attitude survey. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document; Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 11-14, 1976)