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2006
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Interstate Transfer of Prison Inmates in the United States
By Biasca, Debra; Clem, Constance. LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO) National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
Results are presented from an investigation into the manner in which prison inmates are transferred between correctional authorities and the reasons for these transfers. Report sections include: about this study; key study findings; interstate compacts addressing inmate transfers; authority for interstate transfer of prison inmates; administration of inmate transfers; incidence of interstate inmate transfer; why prison inmates are transferred; agencies' satisfaction with processes for interstat... Read More
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18 p.
2005
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Residential Faith-Based Programs in State Corrections
LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
Results from a survey regarding residential faith-based programs in 51 U.S. prison systems are reported. Residential faith-based programs are being operated or developed in 41% (21) of the responding agencies. Program details and contact information are included (if provided).... Read More
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11 p.
2003
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Corrections Agency Collaborations with Public Health
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Information Center (Longmont, CO).
Reports on the prevalence and scope of collaboration agreements between state departments of correction and public health, plus agency perspectives on their effectiveness. This publication discusses: who provides inmate health care?; forms of corrections-public health collaboration; responsibility for delivery of inmate health care; collaborative services for specific inmate populations; accountability and control within collaborative health care efforts; agency observations on collaboration; ba... Read More
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20 p.
2002
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Corrections Employment Eligibility for Ex-Offenders
By Biasca, Debra H.. LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
Practices of correctional agencies when hiring individuals with criminal histories are examined. This study contains sections about: authority to hire ex-offenders; convictions as a permanent bar to correctional employment; convictions as a temporary bar; other approaches to determining suitability for correctional employment; special issues, such as positions requiring offender contact, drug possession vs. sale convictions, juvenile criminal history, non-conviction factors, military record, mor... Read More
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10 p.
2002
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Services for Families of Prison Inmates
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
Responses from 54 agencies that answered this survey are analyzed and reported. The following sections are contained in this report: introduction; project method; agency initiatives related to families of inmates; facility assignment and visitation assistance; services for inmates with children; services to pregnant inmates and mothers of infants and young children; provision of parenting and parent-child programs in men's and women's prisons; program evaluations; and conclusion. Involvement in ... Read More
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15 p.
2002
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Staffing Analysis for Women's Prisons and Special Prison Populations
By Harding, B.G.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
Results from an examination of "staffing analysis processes and staffing outcomes in prisons or units housing three inmate populations" are presented (p. 1). Sections of this report include: project method; key findings; themes in staffing and staffing analysis; methods and outcomes; staffing for mentally ill populations; staffing for medical needs populations; staffing for women's facilities; and conclusion. The same formal staffing analysis process used for the male general population is utili... Read More
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12 p.
2001
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Provision of Mental Health Care in Prisons
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
Results of a survey on correctional agency management of and provision of treatment to inmates with mental health care needs are presented. This report examines: the numbers of inmates needing mental health care; approaches to identifying and providing services to mentally ill populations; reported increases in mental illness among prison populations; management and treatment of mentally ill inmates; assistance for inmates with other mental health needs; counseling and treatment for specific inm... Read More
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9 p.
2000
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Sexual Misconduct in Prisons: Law, Remedies, and Incidence
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
Changes since 1996 in state laws and agency policies and procedures regarding sexual misconduct are reported. Sexual misconduct is defined as "sexual behavior, contact, or relationships between correctional staff and inmates/offenders" (p. 1). Sections cover: an introduction; legislative actions; litigation; agency strategies for addressing staff sexual misconduct such as policies, training, investigation processes, and apprising inmates of sexual misconduct issues; incidence and outcomes of sex... Read More
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12 p.
1999
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MIS Systems in State Prisons - Special Issues in Corrections
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
A national baseline describing the status of state departments of corrections offender MIS systems, in particular, their use in classification, was established. MIS systems are used to make appropriate decisions about individual offenders by utilizing data on length of stay, custody and security levels, housing, and discipline. Another function of MIS systems is their ability to combine information on individuals in order to generate reports on trends, budgets, program evaluations, scheduling, a... Read More
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15 p.
1998
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Current Issues in the Operation of Women's Prisons
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
Focusing on secure facilities housing only adult female offenders, this report provides information on the names and locations of such facilities, the number of women housed at each facility, staffing ratios and the gender breakdown of staff, the availability of specialized training for staff, and programs and policies specific to female inmates.... Read More
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17 p.
1998
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Hospice and Palliative Care in Prisons
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
Twelve Departments of Correction are identified in this study as providing formal hospice care to terminally ill inmates. A growing number of inmates are dying in prisons, primarily due to the prevalence of HIV infection in prison populations and the imposition of longer prison sentences as a result of tougher sentencing laws. This report discusses those existing hospice programs and outlines the advantages of the hospice approach in the prison environment. ... Read More
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11 p.
1997
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Supermax Housing: A Survey of Current Practice
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
Results of a nationwide survey of supermax housing practice identify current and planned supermax housing, explore issues in inmate management in supermax, and examine programming provided to inmates in supermax housing. Difficulties in defining supermax housing are discussed, and availability of programs such as mental health care and law library access are summarized. Tables detail characteristics of supermax facilities by state, and a list of DOC contacts on supermax issues is also included. ... Read More
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13 p.
1997
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Prison Medical Care: Special Needs Populations and Cost Control - Special Issues in Corrections
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
Departments of corrections nationwide were surveyed regarding care for populations with specialized medical care needs and also regarding means the departments are using to contain or reduce their overall costs for medical services. The section on specialized needs details state responses concerning medical care for elderly, terminally ill, and chronically ill inmates. Tables identify main facilities housing elderly inmates with special medical needs, responses available for elderly inmates with... Read More
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15 p.
1997
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Fees Paid by Jail Inmates: Findings from the Nation's Largest Jails
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
This survey of large jails confirmed that the charging of inmate fees is prevalent and increasing. Inmates are most commonly charged fees for medical care and participation in work release programs. Other fees reported include per diem charges, services such as bonding, telephone use, and haircuts, and participation in programs such as weekend incarceration, electronic monitoring, or substance abuse treatment. The survey details data on fees imposed, revenues collected, and where the fees are cr... Read More
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22 p.
1996
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Privatization and Contracting in Corrections: Results of an NIC Survey
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
This fifty state survey explores the issues of contracting from the perspective of the department of corrections themselves. It summarizes current activity in contracting for facilities and services, both in terms of scope and related costs, and examines issues in contract management. Part 1 addresses facility privatization, and Part 2 covers contracting for correctional services. A listing of DOC contracting contacts is included as Appendix A. ... Read More
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24 p.
1996
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Sexual Misconduct in Prisons: Law, Agency Response, and Prevention
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
Fifty-three departments of corrections responded to a survey regarding sexual misconduct by correctional staff, defined as sexual interactions between staff and inmates. Responses are summarized and tabulated in areas including: legislation; litigation; DOC policies; agency response to sexual misconduct; staff training; and prevention. ... Read More
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10 p.
1995
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Offenders Under Age 18 in State Adult Correctional Systems: A National Picture
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
This report presents an overview of how state department of corrections are responding to the challenge of dealing with juvenile inmates. This information is based on written surveys from forty-nine states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. In addition to states' definitions of "youthful offenders," the survey responses contain information on the minimum age at which juvenile offenders can be sentenced to adult correctional systems, inmate populations, housing policies, programs and ... Read More
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30 p.
1995
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Legislative Liaison: How Corrections Departments Work with Legislatures
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
This study summarizes the ways in which state departments of corrections work with their state legislatures, focusing on the role of "legislative liaisons." It includes the role of liaisons within the agency, communication with the DOC staff, coordination of DOC involvement with the legislature, and a list of DOC Legislative Liaisons.... Read More
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10 p.
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