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2011
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Environmental Scan 2011
National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
“Beginning in the late 1990’s, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Information Center began scanning social, economic and corrections issues to inform the development of programs and services offered by NIC. This report, now in its 6th edition, has continued to evolve into a popular tool that is also used by corrections practitioners to inform their work in jails, prisons and community corrections. Since there are many issues beyond what is addressed in this environmental scan that poten... Read More
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40 pages
2010
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Economic Impacts of Prison Growth
By Kirchhoff, Suzanne M.. Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service (Washington, DC).
Anyone involved with prison planning or who has an interest in prison growth and spending needs to read this report. Sections following a summary are: corrections a rising concern; U.S. corrections system; prisoner boom and incarceration trends; prison employment and unions; prison construction, rural prisons, and financing; private sector—private prison companies and the private prison industry; economic impact—prisons as drivers of economic development; and challenges for policymakers. “Though... Read More
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35 p.
2010
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Collateral Costs: Incarceration’s Effect on Economic Mobility
By Western, Bruce; Pettit, Becky. Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Center on the States. Public Safety Performance Project (Washington, DC); Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Economic Policy Group. Economic Mobility Project (Washington, DC).
The deep impact of incarceration on economic mobility, “the ability of individuals and families to move up the income ladder over their lifetime and across generations,” is documented (p. 3). Sections following an executive summary include: the growth, scale, and concentration of incarceration in America; the impact of incarceration on employment, wages, and economic mobility; the intergenerational impact of incarceration; promoting economic mobility; and conclusion.... Read More
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