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When Probation Becomes More Dreaded Than Prison: A Reprint from “Federal Probation”
As prisons have bcome more & more crowded, pressur

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By Joan Petersilia (au)
Year: 1990
Pages: 5
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1428988467

As prisons have bcome more & more crowded, pressure has increased to divert some serious offenders to community-based sanctions. In response, most jurisdictions have established, or are experimenting with, various kinds of intensive supervision programs (ISPs). It remains to be seen whether ISPs can punish & control serious offenders effectively enough to meet the dominant objectives of imprisonment: imposing “just desserts” & “incapacitating” criminals. A major obstacle in testing their effectiveness is getting sufficient numbers of truly “prison-bound” offenders into these programs. Judges seem hesitant to impose community-based sanctions because of their concern for public safety, & their belief that ISPs are not punitive enough for such offenders. This article focuses on the second concern: Are community sanctions punitive enough to convince the public that the “punishment fit the crime?” The author found that some serious offenders feel that ISPs are at least as punitive as imprisonment -- if not more so. If this is true, then offenders’ perceptions should be considered in structuring sanctions & in making sentences.

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