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8 Criminology 63 (1970-1971)
Work Furlough and Punishment Theory

handle is hein.journals/crim8 and id is 65 raw text is: WORK FURLOUGH AND PUNISHMENT THEORY
Stanley E. Grupp
Work furlough is one of several modifications of traditional
correctional methods and procedures which has enjoyed
increasing and sustained interest in the United States and
other countries in recent years. These methods involve a
variety of community based extramural and quasi-institution-
al procedures which include in addition to work furlough,
halfway houses of various types, and short term leaves or
prison furloughs for home visits, finding work and the like.
Release is usually for the purpose of private employment
although release is sometimes permitted for other reasons
such as participating in some type of educational program.
The prisoner returns to confinement at the close of the work
day. Work furlough has been used by all types of institutions
including county and city jails and for felons as well as misde-
meanants. It should be emphasized that work furlough is
implemented as a part of the state's formal punishment
responsibilities. I will have more to say on this particular
point later.
Work furlough is known by various names. In fact, the
label, work furlough, is, if I am not mistaken, unique to
STANLEY E. GRUPP is Associate Professor of Sociology at Illinois
State University, Normal, Illinois. His major fields of interest are
criminology and deviant behavior with a special research interest in
the area of drug abuse.

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