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2014
Document 028107
Commentary: Abandoned: Abolishing Female Prisons to Prevent Sexual Abuse and Herald an End to Incarceration
By Frank, David W..
"Because the U.S. is unable to prevent widespread sexual violations of incarcerated women, it should apply the prescriptions of a recent U.K. female prison abolitionist movement as the most effective and humane solution to the problem." This article explains how. It is divided into the following six parts: introduction; victims of U.S. prisons; mass incarceration's offense; the terror of sexual victimization; PREA's [Prison Rape Elimination Act's] failure--the scope of PREA, and the ineffectiven... Read More
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23 pages
2014
Document 028318
Female Realignment Report: An Examination of Female Offenders Released from State Prison in the First Year of Public Safety Realignment
California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). Office of Research. Research and Evaluation Branch (Sacramento, CA).
"California’s Public Safety Realignment Act of 2011 transferred jurisdiction and funding for managing lower-level criminal offenders from the State to the counties. Under Realignment, for example, certain lower level felons now serve their felony sentences in jail rather than prison. Realignment also changed California’s system of community corrections. Prior to Realignment, State parole agents supervised every female inmate released from prison, and parole violators could be revoked to State pr... Read More
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36 pages
2013
Document 028102
And Boys Too: Needed: A Spotlight on Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys
By Friedman, Sara Ann. ECPAT-USA (Brooklyn, NY).
Very little attention has been given to the commercial exploitation of boys (CSEB). This study aims to fill the serious gap in the knowledge of the widespread problems associated with CSEB. Topics covered in this report include: contributing factors to why CSE boys and young men are not getting identified or served; male sex workers seem to have more agency and choice compared to females; there is an unexpectedly large number of CSEB; high rates of sexual abuse in home are directly related to se... Read More
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20 pages
2012
Document 026733
Veterans Treatment Court Resources
Justice for Vets (Justice4Vets) (Alexandria, VA).
Information regarding Veteran Treatment Courts (VTCs) can be found on this website. 'Veteran Treatment Courts hold veterans accountable to themselves and to the community ' The Veterans Treatment Court model requires regular court appearances (a bi-weekly minimum in the early phases of the program), as well as mandatory attendance at treatment sessions and frequent and random testing for substance use (drug and/or alcohol). Veterans respond favorably to this structured environment given their p... Read More
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2012
Document 026785
Performance Incentive Funding: Aligning Fiscal and Operational Responsibility to Produce More Safety at Less Cost
Vera Institute of Justice. Center on Sentencing and Corrections (New York, NY); Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Center on the States (Washington, DC); Metropolis Strategies (Chicago, IL).
'With PIF [performance incentive funding], agencies or localities receive a financial reward for delivering fewer prison commitments through reduced recidivism and revocations that, in turn, must be reinvested into evidence-based programs in the community' (p. 2). This report explains how an agency can design and implement a PIF program that reduces costs while ensuring public safety, a viable option for your locality. Sections of this report include: executive summary; introduction; the problem... Read More
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24 pages
2012
Document 026511
Correcting Race and Gender: Prison Regulation of Social Hierarchy Through Dress
By Arkles, Gabriel.
'This Article examines the enforcement of racialized gender norms through the regulation of dress in prisons. Dress, including hair and clothing, is central to the ways government and other institutions enforce hierarchical social norms based on the intersection of race and gender, as well as religion, sexuality, class, age, and disability. For many people, dress is a way to express identity, exercise autonomy, practice religion, participate politically, experience pleasure, preserve health, and... Read More
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80 pages
2012
Document 026511
Correcting Race and Gender: Prison Regulation of Social Hierarchy Through Dress
By Arkles, Gabriel.
'This Article examines the enforcement of racialized gender norms through the regulation of dress in prisons. Dress, including hair and clothing, is central to the ways government and other institutions enforce hierarchical social norms based on the intersection of race and gender, as well as religion, sexuality, class, age, and disability. For many people, dress is a way to express identity, exercise autonomy, practice religion, participate politically, experience pleasure, preserve health, and... Read More
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80 pages
2012
Document 026786
A Multi-State Recidivism Study Using Static-99R and Static-2002 Risk Scores and Tier Guidelines from the Adam Walsh Act
By Zgoba, Kristen M.; Miner, Michael; Knight, Raymond; Letourneau, Elizabeth; Levenson, Jill; Thornton, David. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
The effectiveness of various sex offender classification instruments is investigated. This research is important in determining the best practices driving the success of sex offender management classification systems allowing you to utilize the best tool in your jurisdiction. Sections of this report include: abstract; executive summary; introduction; research design and methods; results regarding the respective abilities of nationally recommended Adam Walsh Act (AWA) classification tiers and act... Read More
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37 pages
2012
Document 026786
A Multi-State Recidivism Study Using Static-99R and Static-2002 Risk Scores and Tier Guidelines from the Adam Walsh Act
By Zgoba, Kristen M.; Miner, Michael; Knight, Raymond; Letourneau, Elizabeth; Levenson, Jill; Thornton, David. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
The effectiveness of various sex offender classification instruments is investigated. This research is important in determining the best practices driving the success of sex offender management classification systems allowing you to utilize the best tool in your jurisdiction. Sections of this report include: abstract; executive summary; introduction; research design and methods; results regarding the respective abilities of nationally recommended Adam Walsh Act (AWA) classification tiers and act... Read More
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37 pages
2012
Document 026783
Arrest in the United States, 1990-2010
By Snyder, Howard N.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (Washington, DC).
Arrest trends over the twenty year period of 1990 to 2010 are presented. Sections of this report are: highlights; introduction; murder and non-negligent manslaughter; forcible rape and other sex offenses; robbery; aggravated assault; simple assault; burglary; larceny-theft; motor vehicle theft; weapon law violations; and drug abuse violations. 'The number of murder arrests in the U.S. fell by half between 1990 and 2010. The adult and juvenile arrest rates dropped substantially in the 1990s, whil... Read More
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26 pages
2012
Document 026783
Arrest in the United States, 1990-2010
By Snyder, Howard N.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (Washington, DC).
Arrest trends over the twenty year period of 1990 to 2010 are presented. Sections of this report are: highlights; introduction; murder and non-negligent manslaughter; forcible rape and other sex offenses; robbery; aggravated assault; simple assault; burglary; larceny-theft; motor vehicle theft; weapon law violations; and drug abuse violations. 'The number of murder arrests in the U.S. fell by half between 1990 and 2010. The adult and juvenile arrest rates dropped substantially in the 1990s, whil... Read More
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26 pages
2012
Document 026569
Realigning Justice Resources: A Review of Population and Spending Shifts in Prison and Community Corrections
By Subramanian, Ram; Tublitz, Rebecca. Vera Institute of Justice. Center on Sentencing and Corrections (New York, NY); Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Center on the States. Public Safety Performance Project (Washington, DC).
This study 'demonstrated that there is not always a discernible relationship between population and spend'ing shifts from one part of the system to another. Policy changes that aim to cut spending on prisons do not necessarily have the expected impact on community corrections populations or spending. Larger fiscal realities, other legislative changes, and factors outside of policymakers' control can upset predictions of a policy's impact' (p. 2). Sections contained in this report include: introd... Read More
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36 pages
2012
Document 026927
United Nations Rules on the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-Custodial Measures for Women Offenders (The Bangkok Rules): Guidance Document|Working Document (for feed-back)
By Atabay, Tomris. Penal Reform International (PRI) (London, England); Thailand Institute of Justice (Bangkok, Thailand); Great Britain. Department for International Development DFID). UK Aid (London, England).
“The adoption of the United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders (the Bangkok Rules) represents an important step forward in recognising the gender specific needs of women in the criminal justice system and providing the standards that should be applied in the treatment of such women. The Bangkok Rules are also the first international instrument which specifically addresses the issue of the children of women prisoners. The challenge th... Read More
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124 pages
2012
Document 026922
Boxed In: The True Cost of Extreme Isolation in New York’s Prisons
By Kim, Scarlet; Pendergrass, Taylor; Zelon, Helen; Lieberman, Donna; Eisenberg, Art; Dunn, Christopher. New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLA) (New York, NY).
“The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) uses the term “extreme isolation” throughout this report to capture New York’s particular practice of subjecting one or two prisoners in a cell to the conditions most commonly understood as “solitary confinement” … The NYCLU set out to investigate New York’s use of extreme isolation. We explored the history that led to the emergence and expansion of the practice in New York. We asked who New York subjects to extreme isolation, for what reasons, and for... Read More
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72 pages
2012
Document 026944
Addressing Women’s Victimization Histories in Custodial Settings
By Stathopoulos, Mary; Quadara, Antonia; Fileborn, Bianca; Clark, Haley. Australian Institute of Family Studies. Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault (ACSSA) (Melbourne, VIC).
“This paper explores the prison as a possible site of re-traumatization. The reasoning behind this is that prisons are built on an ethos of power, surveillance and control, yet trauma sufferers require safety in order to begin healing. A trauma-informed approach may offer an alternative to delivering a less traumatic prison environment and experience for female criminal offenders with a history of sexual abuse and assault” (p. 1). Sections following key messages include: introduction; the profil... Read More
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20 pages
2012
Document 026944
Addressing Women’s Victimization Histories in Custodial Settings
By Stathopoulos, Mary; Quadara, Antonia; Fileborn, Bianca; Clark, Haley. Australian Institute of Family Studies. Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault (ACSSA) (Melbourne, VIC).
“This paper explores the prison as a possible site of re-traumatization. The reasoning behind this is that prisons are built on an ethos of power, surveillance and control, yet trauma sufferers require safety in order to begin healing. A trauma-informed approach may offer an alternative to delivering a less traumatic prison environment and experience for female criminal offenders with a history of sexual abuse and assault” (p. 1). Sections following key messages include: introduction; the profil... Read More
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20 pages
2012
Document 026714
Can a Faith-Based Prison Reduce Recidivism
By Johnson, Byron R..
The use of the InnerChange Freedom Initiative (IFI) in Texas prisons is evaluated. This program appears to be a promising strategy for promoting prosocial behavior. 'IFI is a Christ-centered, Bible-based prison program that supports and encourages inmates through a process of spiritual and moral transformation, which begins while they are incarcerated and continues after release' (p. 61). The program has three phases: two while in prison lasting 16-24 months and an aftercare phase of 6 to 12 mon... Read More
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3 pages
2012
Document 026756
Mass Incarceration and the "Degree of Civilization"
By Strutin, Ken. LLRX.com.
''The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.' Thus the remarkable rise and preeminence of the United States as the world leader in incarceration has inspired intense study of this punishment by many academic disciplines, public interest institutions and government agencies. This article focuses on a small portion of recent and notable publications from these sources along with a list of current awareness sites' (p. 1). This bibliography is a great place to sta... Read More
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15 pages
2012
Document 026814
How to Calculate the Cost of a Youth Arrest: Fiscal Policy Center Toolkit
By Chaidez, Julius C.. National Juvenile Justice Network. Fiscal Policy Center (Washington, DC).
The determination of costs associated with a juvenile being arrested at the point of arrest is explained. The process of calculating these costs is comprised of five steps: locating budget information; identifying law enforcement salaries, benefits, support, and overhead costs; identifying the number of full-time employee; determining the average hours needed to arrest a youth; and doing the math. ... Read More
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13 pages
2012
Document 026897
The Unique Innovative Role of Information Technology in Advancing Health Care Solutions for Incarcerated Women
By Cook, Ces’. Business Computer Applications (BCA) (Atlanta, GA).
The impact of health information technology on health care provided to incarcerated females is examined. Sections following an abstract address: facts about the over-incarceration of women; characteristics of incarcerated women; reproductive health of incarcerated females; substance abuse and mental health problems; classification, collaboration, and screening; policy framework to strengthen community corrections; variability and information technology; adoption of health ; information technolo... Read More
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15 pages
2012
Document 026856
Manual for the Guidance of Inmates: Women’s Prison Version: 2012 Edition
New Hampshire Dept. of Corrections (Concord, NH).
“This manual has been designed to help you [the inmate] understand what is required of you during your stay at a New Hampshire Department of Corrections (NH DOC) facility. This manual contains information essential to your well being and should be studied carefully” (p. 1). It is divided into seven parts: getting started--quarantine, classification, and restitution; settling in—counts, inmate appearance, opportunities, living areas, communication with staff, problem solving steps, personal and s... Read More
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70 pages
2012
Document 026856
Manual for the Guidance of Inmates: Women’s Prison Version: 2012 Edition
New Hampshire Dept. of Corrections (Concord, NH).
“This manual has been designed to help you [the inmate] understand what is required of you during your stay at a New Hampshire Department of Corrections (NH DOC) facility. This manual contains information essential to your well being and should be studied carefully” (p. 1). It is divided into seven parts: getting started--quarantine, classification, and restitution; settling in—counts, inmate appearance, opportunities, living areas, communication with staff, problem solving steps, personal and s... Read More
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70 pages
2012
Document 026560
Federal, State, & Local Governments
U.S. Census Bureau (Washington, DC).
“The Census of Governments identifies the scope and nature of the nation's state and local government sector; provides authoritative benchmark figures of public finance and public employment; classifies local government organizations, powers, and activities; and measures federal, state, and local fiscal relationships.” Information is provided according to lists and structure of governments, government employment and payroll, and government finance. Additional points of entry include: latest data... Read More
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2012
Document 026381
Mental Health Issues in County Corrections vs State Prisons
By Hatcher, Joe W.; Pichette, Shauna. corrections.com (Scituate, MA).
The author explains why “the mental health environment in county corrections [local detention facilities or jails] is, in important respects, more difficult for inmates and for staff than it was at the state institution [she] left” (p. 1). Most of jail inmates’ difficulty dealing with mental health issues seems to be based on their increased levels of stress and the inability of addressing it by themselves or with the help of professional staff.... Read More
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2011
Document 027025
Issues to Consider When Facilitating Groups with Battered Women in Jail or Prison
By Bible, Andrea. National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women (NCDBW) (Philadelphia, PA).
“This resource is for advocates in community-based anti-domestic violence organizations who are thinking of starting a group for battered women incarcerated in jail, state prison, or federal prison, and for advocates currently facilitating groups in these setting. The issues and topics explored have emerged from a review of writings by group facilitators, sample curricula, and academic research; conversations with group facilitators; and work with incarcerated women over the years. While many of... Read More
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59 pages
2011
Document 026512
Surviving Prison in California: Advice By and For Transgender Women|First Edition
TGI (Transgender Gender Variant Intersex) Justice (San Francisco, CA).
'This guide was created because trans women imprisoned in the SF [San Francisco] jails expressed a need for detailed information about going to prison or back to prison after not having been there in a long time' (p. 1). This guide is not only extremely valuable for trans women but for those working with them. Being aware of the issues impacting trans women will make it much easier to understand and effectively manage this population. Information and tips are provided for housing and classificat... Read More
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10 pages
2011
Document 024898
Good Practice in Women's Prisons: A Literature Review
By Bartels, Lorana; Gaffney, Antonette. Australian Institute of Criminology (Canberra, ACT).
Individuals wanting to keep abreast of best practices in women’s prisons will find this report useful. While it focuses on prisons for women in Australia, it also covers developments in the United States, Canada, and Denmark. Sections following an executive summary include: introduction; recent developments in corrections policies for female prisoners; women’s prison systems and architecture; women’s prison system management and operation; corrections programs for women; security issues and clas... Read More
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92 pages
2010
Document 024383
Victimization and Help-Seeking Behaviors among Female Prisoners in Illinois
By Reichert, Jessica; Adams, Sharyn; Bostwick, Lindsay. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (Chicago, IL).
People who work with female offenders need to read this report. It provides a glimpse into an area of a woman prisoner’s life that is not often talked about and which can impact how she relates to those around her and inmate management practices. Sections following an executive summary include: introduction; literature review; methodology; findings according to study sample characteristics, criminal history, substance use, lifetime victimization, emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, me... Read More
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64 p.
2010
Document 024796
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Victimization among Female Prisoners in Illinois
By Reichert, Jessica; Bostwick, Lindsay. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) (Chicago, IL).
The need for correctional agencies to provide assistance to traumatized female offenders is explained. This information is important for those who work with female offenders to realize. Sections of this report include: key findings; introduction; literature review; methodology; findings are organized according to women offenders being bothered by PTSD symptoms, potential PTSD diagnosis, abuse type, abuse severity, crime, and help seeking and PTSD indicator scores; and conclusion. Eighty-three pe... Read More
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23 pages
2008
Document 023530
Gendered Violence and Safety: A Contextual Approach to Improving Security in Women's Facilities
By Owen, Barbara; Wells, James; Pollock, Joycelyn; Muscat, Bernadette; Torres, Stephanie. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
"In response to the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA), this project . . . examined the context and correlates of both violence and safety in correctional facilities for women" (p. 1). This report is divided into three parts after an abstract and executive summary: Part I, entitled "Gendered Violence and Safety: Improving Security in Women's Facilities," contains the chapters introduction, literature review, gendered violence in women's prisons and jails, and policy implications and re... Read More
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441 p.
2008
Document 022667
Prison Staffing Analysis: A Training Manual with Staffing Considerations for Special Populations
By Camp, Camille Graham; Hardyman, Patricia L.; May, Robert; Camp, Camp, George E.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This manual provides guidance that “will enable an agency staffing administrator to set up an agency staffing analysis unit and produce a staffing analysis report for an entire agency” (p.xi). Chapters contained in this publication are: introduction -- correctional staffing issues; securing staff deployment policy; two models for managing the security staffing function; agency staffing unit; basic tasks of a staffing analysis; orchestrating the staffing analysis; agency and facility characterist... Read More
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232 p.
2008
Document 022844
Achieving Accurate Pictures of Risk and Identifying Gender Responsive Needs: Two New Assessments for Women Offenders
By Van Voorhis, Patricia; Salisbury, Emily; Wright, Emily; Bauman, Ashley. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
The development of new risk/needs assessments specifically designed for female offenders is discussed. This report is comprised of these sections:
  • The case for women's needs;
  • Development of new assessments;
  • Construction validation research;
  • Full instruments;
  • Implementation considerations;
  • Obtaining the gender-responsive assessments;
  • And conclusion.
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26 p.
2008
Document 023402
Mentoring Women in Reentry
By Villanueva, Chandra; de Souza, Keita. Women's Prison Association and Home, Inc. Institute on Women and Criminal Justice (New York, NY).
"This Practice Brief focuses on the benefits of establishing healthy social and civic connections through mentoring of criminal justice-involved women" (p. 3). Sections contained in this publication include: issue overview; what mentoring is; mentoring and gender; policy and legislation; the WPA (Women's Prison Association) approach to mentoring women in reentry; other mentoring programs; and challenges in implementing mentoring programs.... Read More
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10 p.
2004
Document 019319
Objective Prison Classification: A Guide for Correctional Agencies
By Austin, James; Hardyman, Patricia L.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). George Washington University. Institute on Crime, Justice and Corrections (Washington, DC).
The current state of the art in prison classification is reviewed. Seven chapters follow an executive summary; introduction; a brief history of objective prison classification; what is objective prison classification; effective strategies -- guidelines for implementing classification systems; evaluations of prison classification systems; classification of women prisoners; and other special topics and issues in classification. ... Read More
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78 p.
2004
Document 018931
Developing Gender-Specific Classification Systems for Women Offenders
By Hardyman, Patricia L.; Van Voorhis, Patricia. National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC). George Washington University. Institute on Crime, Justice and Corrections (Washington, DC); University of Cincinnati. Center for Criminal Justice Research (Cincinnati, OH); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
A report which highlights the results of two cooperative agreements from the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) addressing the critical need for gender-specific objective classification systems is presented.  Following an executive summary are six chapters: introduction; classification issues for women offenders--the literature; NIC Prisons Division--womens classification initiatives (e.g., National Assessment of Current Practices for Classifying Women Offenders and Working With Correc... Read More
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81 p.
2003
Document 018017
Gender-Responsive Strategies: Research, Practice, and Guiding Principles for Women Offenders
By Bloom, Barbara; Owen, Barbara; Covington, Stephanie. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Guidance for those individuals "seeking to more effectively respond to the behavior and circumstances of the female offender" is offered (p. iv). An executive summary and the following four chapters comprise this manual: characteristics of women in the criminal justice system -- a descriptive summary; women offenders and criminal justice practice; the context of women's lives -- a multidisciplinary review of research and theory; and a new vision -- guiding principles for a gender-responsive cri... Read More
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133 p.
2001
Document 017501
Validation and Refinement of Objective Prison Classification Systems for Women: The Experience of Four States and Common Themes
By Hardyman, Patricia L.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). George Washington University. Institute on Crime, Justice and Corrections (Washington, DC).
An evaluation of the efforts of four states in revising their objective classification for female inmates is provided. Four sections comprise this report: introduction; project goals and tasks; description of the four states' women classification initiatives -- West Virginia Division of Corrections, Idaho Department of Corrections, Wisconsin Department of Corrections, and Florida Department of Corrections; and common themes and lessons learned -- use the current instruments and override the scor... Read More
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41 p.
2001
Document 017502
Classification of Women Offenders: A National Assessment of Current Practices and the Experiences of Three States
By Van Voorhis, Patricia. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). University of Cincinnati. Center for Criminal Justice Research (Cincinnati, OH).
The development of improved strategies for classifying female offenders is addressed. Sections of this report include:
  • Issues in classifying women offenders -- the literature review;
  • National assessment of current female offender classification practices;
  • Focus groups with corrections professionals and women offenders;
  • Directions for technical assistance (TA);
  • TA -- Hawaii Department of Public Safety;
  • TA -- Nebraska Department of Correctional Services; Read More
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55 p.
2001
Document 017082
Classification of Women Offenders: A National Assessment of Current Practices
By Van Voorhis, Patricia; Presser, Lois. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). University of Cincinnati. Division of Criminal Justice (Cincinnati, OH); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Findings from a telephone assessment of state and federal practices for classifying women offenders are presented. In addition to an executive summary, this report has the following chapters:
  • Introduction;
  • Issues in classifying women offenders -- the literature;
  • Approach;
  • Findings;
  • And discussion.
Most states still apply a male-based classification system to women.... Read More
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34 p.
1995
Document 012453
Massachusetts Department of Correction Female Offender Objective Classification Technical Assistance Project: Final Report
By Forcier, Michael W.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Massachusetts Dept. of Correction (Boston, MA).
This report summarizes the development of a classification system specific to the security, custody and programmatic needs of female offenders in the Massachusetts Department of Correction. The report includes the data collection instrument, an explanation of the sampling strategy, study results and a discussion of these results. The appendices include recommendations for the design of a classification system, a breakdown of the study's data, and distribution of maladjustment scores.... Read More
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42 p.
1993
Document 011984
Indiana Department of Corrections Women Classification Study
By Austin, James; Chan, Luiza; Elms, William. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Council on Crime and Delinquency (San Francisco, CA).
This study evaluates the effect of the current Indiana Department of Corrections classification system on female inmates, with special emphasis on possible over-classification. It also assesses the specific needs and difficulties that female inmates experience during incarceration. Data presented compare male and female inmate classifications and examine female inmates' demographics, abuse history, children, and prison visitation. From this data, the report provides recommendations for adjusting... Read More
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46 p.
1991
Document 010662
Classification of Women Offenders in State Correctional Facilities: A Handbook for Practitioners
By Burke, Peggy; Adams, Linda. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). COSMOS Corp. (Washington, DC).
Based upon a survey of forty-eight state correctional agencies and intensive study in four states. Part I presents the results of a review of current classification practices with respect to women, and defines the issues emerging in current practice. Part II provides specific guidance for correctional agencies in assessing their own classification practices as they affect women and in implementing changes to improve them. The appendices present vignettes on the four states that were ... Read More
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122 p.
1989
Document 010783
Design Considerations in the Building of Women's Prisons
By Carp, Scarlett V.; Davis, Joyce A.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Seven women's correctional facilities were surveyed to identify design inadequacies and obtain information about the planning process for a women's facility. The first of four sections in this report addresses Research Findings, which include a brief literature review, a review of recent litigation involving women offenders and facility design, and research on the relationship between environment and behavior. Section two, The Planning Process, presents an overview of the steps and issues surrou... Read More
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96 p.
1988
Document 006511
Computer Aided Drafting and Automated Office systems Program, Purdy Corrections Center for Women: Final Report
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Tacoma Community College (Tacoma, WA); Washington State Dept. of Corrections, Office of Program Development (Olympia, WA).
The goal [of this program] was to assess, develop, revise and implement curriculum, provide training, and maintain systems necessary to upgrade female inmates' knowledge and skills in computer aided drafting and automated office skills to meet current employment standards of employability in industry. (p. 2) The title of the project is "Joint Vocational Training in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design and Automated Office Skills for Female Inmates."... Read More
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82 p.
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