Session 531: RS320 -> Corrections in 2002
Time: 9:00AM to 10:30 AM on Saturday, November 16
Place: LaSalle 2
Session Chair: Douglas E. Thompkins, University of Illinois at Chicago
The U.S. now has a record number of people in prison. We have more people in the U.S. under the social control of the criminal justice system than most of the world combined. The fastest growing population is African-American women with more than 50% of all federal inmates having been convicted of a drug offense. There has been an increase in the use of the system analysis model of classification/social control. Today the quality of inmate life varies across institutions and aggregate groups much more than in the past with some categories of inmates facing more coercive forms of social control. An inmate's classification designation determines access to treatment and educational programs. This suggests that the transition of inmates back into their community vary across classification designations with some categories having greater opportunities for success. This panel will highlight some of these changes including a discussion of the effect of these changes on inmate life, their community, and society in general.
by: Hal Pepinsky, Indiana University (Corresponding)
by: Amy Kerns, Indiana University (Corresponding)
by: Douglas E. Thompkins, University of Illinois at Chicago (Corresponding)

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