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Austin, James

How Many Americans Are Unnecessarily Incarcerated?

This analysis provides a blueprint for how the country can drastically cut its prison population while still keeping crime rates near historic lows.

How Much Time Should Prisoners Serve?

This article examines the impacts of increased length of stay (LOS) on incarcerated individuals and the subsequent recidivism of those offenders.

How New York City Reduced Mass Incarceration: A Model for Change?

This report examines interconnections between crime, the correctional population, and controversial police practices.

Classification of High-Risk and Special Management Prisoners: A National Assessment of Current Practices

This document looks at the procedures used to classify high-risk inmates and inmates with mental illness or medical problems.

Findings in Prison Classification and Risk Assessment

This publication reviews information and knowledge learned regarding classification and risk assessment systems.

Objective Jail Classification Systems: A Guide for Jail Administrators

This guide to OJC outlines specific aspects of system implementation, automation, monitoring, and evaluation of OJC systems.

Objective Prison Classification: A Guide for Correctional Agencies

The current state of the art in prison classification is reviewed.

Prisoner Intake Systems: Assessing Needs and Classifying Prisoners

Tasks, assessments, and technology used in prisoner intake systems are examined.

Revalidating External Prison Classification Systems: The Experience of Ten States and Model for Classification Reform

This report provides an outline of a classification revalidation effort and external classification trends and lessons learned.

Women in Jail: Classification Issues

This document examines female jail inmate classification, and provides guidelines for designing a classification system specifically for women.

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