Michael Jacobson, former Commissioner of the New York City Departments of Correction and Probation, argues in his book, Downsizing Prisonsthat mandatory minimum sentencing, parole agencies intent on sending people back to prison, three-strike laws defined belowfor-profit prisons, and other changes in the legal system have contributed to the spectacular rise of the general prison population.
Britain has a once-inyears opportunity to design a new prison estate that provides environments that are safe and secure but also sensual and stimulating, for inmates and staff.
Not only is the female population becoming larger, but it is also becoming more diverse. Fewer than one in three offer college classes.
In this period, as discussed in Chapters 3 and 4the dominant rationale shifted from rehabilitation to punishment. Consequently, when women prisoners are released, they are at high risk of falling back into addiction with exposure to the environmental pressures that led them there in the first place.
Then our phone call is over until next week. However, if they are not accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, they will need a signed, usually notarized, form authorizing them to participate in the visit. During your visit, be sure to remember and follow any instructions that you may have been given.