ERIC Number: ED166576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May-17
Reference Count: 0
The American Jail in Transition. Proceedings of the Second National Assembly on the Jail Crisis (Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 17-20, 1978).
Amico, Joan, Ed.; O'Connor, Roderick, Ed.
The three main themes of this conference--jail standards and their effects, services which the local jail should provide, and sources of help (particularly federal funds) for local administrators--are discussed. A section on setting standards includes a debate on mandatory national standards for local jails, and addresses issues such as relations between the courts and the jail, civil liability of elected and appointed officials, prisoner rights and responsibilities, and pretrial confinement. A section on providing services covers the following topics: juvenile justice, services jails should provide, intake and diagnostic programs, programs for incarcerated women, educational and vocational training, delivering services in the rural jail, health and medical care, community release programs, employment programs, and diversion of juveniles from jail. The section on developing solutions discusses where to look for solutions, improving jail management, issues in architecture, standards, strategies for upgrading the rural jail, state subsidy, elected officials and jail reform, planning techniques for change, and alternatives to incarceration. Finally, the federal role in jail reform is presented, particularly in terms of financial and technical assistance. (Author/JLL)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Civil Liberties, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Rehabilitation, Court Role, Federal Aid, Justice, Law Enforcement, Organizational Change, Services, Standards, State of the Art Reviews
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A