Corrections Today . . . and Tomorrow: A Compilation of Corrections-Related Articles

Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, NCJ 221166, June 2008

From the abstract:
This publication from the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, contains 11 brief articles which highlight contemporary issues and programs of interest to corrections professionals. A topic concerning prison sexual violence is addressed by “NIJ’s Response to the Rape Elimination Act.” Several articles regarding tools and technology in corrections include: “Brief Mental Health Screening for Corrections Intake”; “Helping Probation and Parole Officers Cope with Stress”; “Duress Systems in Correctional Facilities” and “No More Cell Phones.” Inmate benefits are discussed in “Helping Inmates Obtain Federal Medical Benefits Post-release” and “Obtaining Federal Benefits for Disabled Offenders,” which discusses Social Security and Medicaid benefits along with challenges and lessons learned. Other programs addressing various issues are covered by articles titled: “Faith-Based Programs Give Facilities a Helping Hand”; “Correlating Incarcerated Mothers, Foster Care and Child Reunification”; “Factories Behind Fences: Do Prison ‘Real Work’ Programs Work?” and “Habilitation or Harm: Project Greenlight and the Potential Consequences of Correctional Programming.”

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