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Prison classification

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.

Objective Prison Classification: A Guide for Correctional Agencies

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

Women in Jail: Classification Issues

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

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.

Findings in Prison Classification and Risk Assessment

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

Classification of Women Offenders: A National Assessment of Current Practices and the Experiences of Three States

The development of improved strategies for classifying female offenders is addressed.

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.

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.

Critical Issues and Developments in Prison Classification

This bulletin will enable correctional administrators to anticipate further improvements in objective classification.

Classification of Women Offenders: A National Assessment of Current Practices

Findings from a telephone assessment of state and federal practices for classifying women offenders are presented.

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