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George Washington University Institute on Crime, Justice and Corrections (Washington, DC)

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.

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.

Developing Gender-Specific Classification Systems for Women Offenders

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.

Internal Prison Classification Systems: Case Studies in Their Development and Implementation

The development, implementation, impact assessment, and refinement of objective internal classification systems are examined.

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