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ERIC Number: ED156902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Pages: 174
Abstractor: N/A
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Analysis of Prison Industries and Recommendations for Change. Study of the Economic and Rehabilitative Aspects of Prison Industry.
National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
This volume presents a study undertaken in Connecticut to identify short-term and long-term strategies for changing prison industries into self-supporting labor systems while simultaneously promoting the rehabilitation of prison inmates. Individual tasks performed as part of the study include a job market survey, an inmate manpower survey, and a product/service sales analysis. Product and labor supply and demand, correctional policies, and legal constraints are discussed. A new concept in prison industries, the Free Venture Model, is proposed, which would (1) create a realistic work environment for inmates; (2) provide partial reimbursement to the state for costs of custody; (3) allow for restitution payments to victims; (4) gradually prepare inmates for release into the community; (5) give prison industry financial incentives for successful reintegration of offenders into the community; and (6) create self-supporting or even profit-making business operations. The relationship between the Free Venture program and other components of the correctional institution is described, and an implementation strategy is proposed. Opportunities for short-term changes, such as establishing a number of Free Venture Industry shops and developing a marketing program, are discussed. Recommendations are then offered for long-term changes, involving such items as program growth decisions and legislative changes. (Author/ELG)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 027-000-00690-6)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut