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National Institute of Corrections Drug-Free Prison Zone Project: Evaluation Component for Each of Eight State Sites: Final Report

Results from projects implementing new strategies for drug interdiction within an institutional setting are presented. This compilation includes findings from final evaluation reports provided by Maryland, California, Kansas, New York, and Florida.

A Review of the Jail Function Within State Unified Corrections Systems

This paper describes some of the more common methods for evaluating correctional programs, and is designed to address program effectiveness.

Evidence-Based Practice: Principles for Enhancing Correctional Results in Prisons

This paper will provide prison staff with information to enhance their mananagement of female prisons.

Enhancing Care for Childbearing Women and their Babies in Prison

This report explains how mothers and their babies can benefit from being held in a prison-based Mother and Baby Unit (MBU).

Training Curriculum on Women and Imprisonment, Version 1.0

This training curriculum assists legislators, policymakers, and corrections professionals address the gender-specific needs of women prisoners.

Washington Corrections Center for Women TEDx Talks

TEDx videos were recorded at the Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) "Does Gender Matter" event on March 14, 2015.

Female Realignment Report: An Examination of Female Offenders Released from State Prison in the First Year of Public Safety Realignment

California’s Public Safety Realignment Act of 2011 transferred jurisdiction and funding for managing lower-level criminal offenders from the State to the counties.

Commentary: Abandoned: Abolishing Female Prisons to Prevent Sexual Abuse and Herald an End to Incarceration

This article argues that the abolition of female prisons is one way to address the suffering of one group of prisoners and that the abolition of female prisons could eventually end the confinement of all prisoners.

Realigning Justice Resources: A Review of Population and Spending Shifts in Prison and Community Corrections

This report examines whether expected shifts in population and spending in corrections have been realized.

Correctional Institution Inspection Committee: Security Threat Groups

Issues related to security threat groups (STGs) in Ohio prisons are covered.

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