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The current state of the art in prison classification is reviewed. Seven chapters follow an executive summary; introduction; a brief history of objective prison classification; what is objective prison classification; effective strategies -- guidelines for implementing classification systems; evaluations of prison classification systems; classification of women prisoners; and other special ...


The classification board recommends a decision, which is reviewed by the prison’s Director of Classification and then to the Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Classification at DOC headquarters. The Assistant Deputy Commissioner either approves the Classification Board’s recommendation or makes her own decision about what custody level the ...


The Bureau operates institutions at five different security levels in order to confine offenders in an appropriate manner. Security levels are based on such features as the presence of external patrols, towers, security barriers, or detection devices; the type of housing within the institution; internal security features; and the staff-to-inmate ratio.


See U.S. Dep’t of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Program Statement P5100.08 (Sept. 2006). All biographical data for a particular prisoner is entered into the BOP database system, SENTRY, which produces a security score based on individual characteristics entered.


The objectives of prison classification differ depending upon whether external or internal classification is taking place. The purpose of external classification is to determine whether the inmate can be housed in a general population, and if so, at what level (minimum, medium, or maximum custody).


Levinson (1988) showed that this became a real possibility when Quay's (1984) inmate classification system was introduced within a prison system. A strict implementation of the guidelines would have resulted in an approximately 38percent decrease in security classification, which would have the potential to reduce overcrowding significantly at ...


This classification score is the sum of a number of weighted factors that the CDCR deems to be a threat or security potential. These factors include, but are not limited to, the length of the prison term, the age of the inmate, the number of previous prison terms, gang affiliation, or recent violence against staff or inmates.


classification system is a component of the inmate’s Corrections Plan. PROCEDURES 1.0 CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM OVERVIEW 1.1 The classification system consists of: 1.1.1 Custody Classification – Determining the custody level based on the risk the inmate presents to the public and staff, as well as the time remaining until the inmate is released.


Correctional Institutions Division Classification and Records. The mission of the Classification and Records Department is to develop and provide accurate information for effective offender management, creating an environment that ensures the safety and security of the public, staff and offenders.


The first mass prison system, in which inmates lived, ate, and worked together in enforced silence, was known as the BLANK system. ... Internal classification systems are used to determine what treatment and other programs are needed by individual inmates within a particular facility.