Attitudes of Prison Inmates, September 1979

(1979) Attitudes of Prison Inmates, September 1979. Corrections, Department of

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Abstract

A content analysis was conducted of 30 essays written by inmates at the Iowa State Penitentiary at Fort Madison. Although the purposes for writing these essays were mixed and the sample not completely random, the 184 items are examples of the kinds of concerns of these inmates, mainly during 1978. The responses were tabulated according to three classifications, and numerous verbatim examples are included. Of the 184 i terns, concerns with counseling and release criteria were most frequently mentioned. Attitude surveys can be used to gain an understanding of the social climate in correctional institutions, and can be utilized in planning and evaluation.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Prison Inmates, Corrections
Subjects: Law enforcement and courts > Corrections
Law enforcement and courts > Corrections > Prisons
ID Code: 25084
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 14 Sep 2017 18:01
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2017 18:01
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/25084