ERIC Number: ED450323
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Juveniles in Adult Prisons and Jails: A National Assessment. Monograph.
Austin, James; Johnson, Kelly Dedel; Gregoriou, Maria
The number of youth under 18 confined to adult prisons has more than doubled in the past decade. A nationwide study of juveniles in adult correctional facilities was undertaken to help policymakers form an effective response to this situation. The study determined the extent of juvenile confinement in facilities around the country. It also assessed whether juveniles in adult facilities were receiving an education, were being treated for substance abuse as needed, and were given the skills to help them succeed when released. Following an introductory summary, Chapter 1 provides background information on the study. Chapter 2 discusses the legal issues relating to conditions of confinement for youth. Chapter 3 explains some characteristics of the youth in adult correctional facilities. Chapter 4 provides examples of five Department of Corrections around the country. Chapter 5 discusses alternative strategies and the technical assistance provided youth in prison. Incarcerated youth are required to receive regular, special, and vocational education services in accordance with laws and regulations for public schools. Proper identification of youth with special needs, exposure to special education curricula, and teachers certified as special education instructors should be available to these juveniles. (Contains 1 appendix, 2 figures, 12 tables, and 22 references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Rehabilitation, Educational Needs, Juvenile Justice, Special Needs Students, Student Needs
Bureau of Justice Assistance Clearinghouse, P.O. Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000. Tel: 800-688-4252 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. on Crime, Justice and Corrections.; National Council on Crime and Delinquency, New York, NY.