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Proceedings of the 29th Annual Southern Conference on Corrections, February 29 and March 1-2, 1984 - Including Papers from the 27th and 28th Annual Conferences

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200 pages
These papers from the 1984 Southern Conference on Corrections and previously unpublished papers from the 1982 and 1983 conferences address such issues as private contracting for corrections services, jail construction and design, the role of religion in the criminal justice system, prison overcrowding, and inmate-run industries.
A number of papers address issues in the private contracting of corrections services. One paper examines the cost-benefit of using private food service for inmates, and another reviews Florida's experience in using private services for juvenile delinquents. A third paper describes procedures for the private contracting of building and operating a correctional facility, and a fourth paper reviews 22 criminal justice functions that have experienced some degree of privatization. Four presentations deal with some aspect of religon's role in the criminal justice system and in criminology. The architectural design and program projections for the Dade County Stockade (Florida) expansion, considered a model design, are described; another Florida innovation, the use of an electronic monitoring device to monitor the confinement of a traffic offender to his house, is also considered. Many papers address prison overcrowding as the major current correctional crisis; other papers examine parole policy in Alabama, the cost-effectiveness of juvenile arbitration programs in Florida, long-term trends in criminal justice, the ineffectiveness of incarceration, and public expectations for law enforcement. For some of the individual papers, see NCJ 98538-48.