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- What works in prison management: Effects of administrative change in New Zealand. Newbold, Greg // Federal Probation;Dec92, Vol. 56 Issue 4, p53
Examines the relationship between administrative action and the reaction of inmates subculture as a means to understand stable prison government in the United States. Using the New Zealand maximum security prison as a case example; Application of lessons learned from New Zealand prisons to US...
- Inmate involvement in prison governance. Toch, Hans // Federal Probation;Jun95, Vol. 59 Issue 2, p34
Discusses the benefits of involving inmates in prison governance. Prisoners' commitment to the improvement of prisons; Prison constitutional convention.
- Occupational socialization and cynicism toward prison administration. Ulmer, Jeffery T. // Social Science Journal;1992, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p423
Suggests how variations in occupational socialization processes contribute to the formation of cynicism toward prison administration among corrections officers. Future applications of cynicism research.
- Prisoners' views of Boards of Visitors. Martin, Carol; Godfrey, David // British Journal of Criminology;Summer94, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p358
Explores the awareness of prisoners in Great Britain of the role and duties of the Boards of Visitors (BOV). Creation of the BOV in 1992 to deal with serious offenses against prison discipline; BOV as ineffective and irrelevant to prison management.
- Cost effectiveness issues in pretrial release: Aggregating local data. Williams, Vergil L.; Williams, Velma A. // Atlantic Economic Journal;Sep93, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p80
Studies the implementation and the first ten months of operation of a pretrial release program in a jail in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Problems of aggregating data from local programs; Examination of cost effectiveness; Determination of consistent national policy.
- Measurement error in official statistics: Prison rule infraction data. Light, Stephen C. // Federal Probation;Dec90, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p63
Identifies sources of error in official prison rule infraction data. Correctional officer discretion; Definition of inmate behavior; Participant status characteristics; Jurisdiction; Temporality.
- A case for single-cell occupancy in America's prisons. Adwell, Steven T. // Federal Probation;Sep91, Vol. 55 Issue 3, p64
Presents arguments calling for the adoption of single-cell occupancy for prisons in the United States. Costs of implementation of single-cell occupancy policies; Advantages of single-cell occupancy.
- It has come to our attention. // Federal Probation;Sep91, Vol. 55 Issue 3, p88
Reports on developments related to prison administration in the United States as of September 1991. Includes Noel J. Augustyn's appointment as assistant director for court programs at the Administrative Office of the US Courts; Death of Will Shafroth, retired deputy director of the...
- Marionizing Massachusetts. Newman, Bill // Massachusetts Review;Spring96, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p81
Discusses issues concerning prisons administration in Massachusetts. Author's experience with a maximum security penitentiary in the state; Features of the so-called prisons sleep; Account of the prison transfer in Massachusetts on October 31, 1995; Features of the sentencing laws in the state;...