DAY REPORTING CENTERS: A Safe and Cost Effective Way of Reducing Prison Overcrowding

Boyd, Lorenzo M.
June 1998
Discourse of Sociological Practice;Summer98, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p8
Academic Journal
The article presents the data that shows that the Day Reporting Center (DRC) is an effective method of community supervision in Massachusetts. The public safety issues are directed by the DRC with strict supervision, careful screening, and proactive treatment methods. The rate of overcrowding at the Hampden County Correctional Center reveals that utilizing the DRC lessens the levels of overcrowding. DRC can be considered a workable sentencing option to ease the prison overcrowding.


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