TITLE

Impacts of Admissions and Releases in Prisons

AUTHOR(S)
Kohl, Rhiana
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
New England Journal on Criminal & Civil Confinement;Winter2008, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p51
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reflects the trends in the prison population dating back in the 1980s, highlighting some recent increases and changes in the composition particularly among Massachusetts Department of Correction admission and release. In doing so, it looks at the impact of the sentencing legislation and criminal justice policies have had on the state prison population. It then discusses the impacts of prison overcrowding and recidivism in public safety. Moreover, it is reported that the capacity to adequately house the existing inmate population is already insufficient with both state and county facilities.
ACCESSION #
31118991

 

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