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ERIC Number: ED131236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Cost Analysis of Correctional Standards: Institutional-Based Programs and Parole. Volume 1.
Singer, Neil M.; Wright, Virginia B.
One of two volumes, Volume I is intended for use by criminal justice system administrators, legislators, and others in need of a reference to the policy issues surrounding institutional-based programs and parole, particularly those related to cost and implementation of correctional standards. (Volume II, which is intended for use by planners and analysts, provides more detailed discussion of cost implications of the standards and demonstrates techniques applicable to estimating costs of alternative correctional programs for a particular jurisdiction. Both are based on research to analyze and estimate the costs of implementing standards of the "Corrections Report" issued in 1973 by the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals.) This document has three parts. Part 1 assesses the economic costs of standards for the maintenance of offenders in institutional and parole programs including design of prison and jail facilities, staff size and quality in custodial programs and parole, basic support for offenders, and foregone productivity associated with incarceration. Part 2 examines some proposed expansions and changes in existing programs: academic and vocational training, institutional work experience in prison industries and maintenance activities, the payment of prevailing wages to inmate workers, furlough and release programs, and financial support for parolees. Part 3 analyzes selected recommendations in the area of offenders' rights: constitutional guarantees and legal services for prison and jail inmates, institutional disciplinary and grievance procedures, and reform of parole grant and revocation hearing procedures. Also included are criminal justice system public expenditure estimates for alternative institutional-based programs. (HD)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Washington, DC. Correctional Economics Center.
Note: For a related document see CE 008 303