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ERIC Number: ED160961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 122
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Earned-Time System: A Performance-Based Correctional Management Model.
Nosin, Jerome Alan
Utilizing a social learning approach the Georgia Department of Offender Rehabilitation has implemented a performance-based correctional management model based on the assumption that only self-rehabilitation is viable. Earned Time System (ETS) provides resources and motivational opportunities for inmates to assume personal responsibility for their behavior. Inmates may earn varying amounts of time off their sentences based on their classification: non-habitual offenders earn a day off their sentences for every day of satisfactory performance; habitual offenders are eligible for one day for every two days of satisfactory performance. Upon admission, each inmate undergoes an extensive diagnostic intake by the correctional staff prior to the development of an individual performance plan. Inmates are assigned to work areas, provided with minimal expectations for performance, and given concrete feedback on behavior. A comprehensive documentation system assures that each inmate's progress is motivated and documented. The ETS is currently operational for all inmates transitioning from institutions to free society. (BN)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (24th, Atlanta, Georgia, March 15-18, 1978) ; Parts may be marginally legible due to print quality; Best copy available