Delay's Prison Plans
- Putting a lock on prison costs. Nadel, Barbara // American City & County;Jan1995, Vol. 110 Issue 1, p26
Reports on the benefits of the privatization of prisons in the United States. Reduction of costs; Prediction by experts on the inmate population; Impact of overcrowding in state prisons on county jails; Use of multi-year leasing in New York City; Details of privatization in several states.
- Jail Bonds Nixed Again. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;12/20/2005, Vol. 354 Issue 32282, p27
The article reports that voters in Crawford County, Arkansas have turned down a bond proposal to finance a new jail to replace a 16-year-old facility that has continually faced overcrowding issues, for the second time since 2003. Earlier in 2005, Circuit Court Judge Mike Medlock ordered the jail...
- Probation Reforms? Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;5/3/2005, Vol. 352 Issue 32124, p31
The article reports that Texas prison officials are considering a number of reforms to the state's probation system--proposals that law-makers hope will lower the number of people in the system and possibly eliminate the need for a massive bond program to expand the number of prison beds. If the...
- CRIME COSTS. Lawrence, Alison // State Legislatures;Mar2009, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p15
The author focuses on the impact of the prison population growth rate in the U.S. on state budgets. She attributes the differences in state prison growth rates to state law end policy. She notes that the Public Safety Performance Project reported that prison expenditures would rise by a...
- Shifting the Emphasis From Prison to Education: How Indiana
Saved over $40 million. Modisett, Jeff // Black Issues in Higher Education;3/25/2004, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p40
Discusses a step-by-step model on how to transfer state funds from corrections to education, based on the model implemented in Indiana in 1988. Leadership change in the corrections department; Improvement of staff morale and creation of a sense of unity; Reassessment of the distribution of...
- Too many cons, not enough cells. // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;1/15/96, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p43
Presents information on overcrowding in Canadian prisons. The consequences of public demands for longer jail terms because there are no plans to build new jails.
- Righting sentences. Mencimer, Stephanie // Washington Monthly;Apr93, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p26
Offers a look at who should and shouldn't be in jail. Continuing confusion over how to maximize the efficiency of US prison cells: preserving the safety of the community without spending more than we need to spend; Certain groups of criminals consistently make safer bets for parole than others;...
- State helps create some additional room in jail. Katz, Allan // New Orleans CityBusiness (1994 to 2008);07/28/97, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p56
Looks at the efforts of the state of Louisiana to help Jefferson Parish with its jail overcrowding problems. Plans to increase the speed of movement of prisoners from Jefferson Parish Jail; Statistics on the jail's population.
- At last, a little progress at the jail. Katz, Allan // New Orleans CityBusiness (1994 to 2008);07/28/97, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p56
Focuses on the overcrowding problems at Jefferson Parish jail, New Orleans, Louisiana. Background information on the jail; Conditions at the jail; Plans to construct an additional jail.