District of Columbia:

Inmate Participation in Correctional Programs and Previous Lorton Confinements

GGD-87-90: Published: Sep 11, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1987.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on inmates at the District of Columbia's (D.C.) Lorton Correctional Institutions, focusing on: (1) inmates' District felony convictions and their previous incarcerations at Lorton; (2) efforts to determine the types of programs that Lorton inmates need to receive; and (3) inmates' participation in and completion of educational, vocational, and rehabilitational programs.

GAO found that: (1) 70 percent of the adult inmates it reviewed had previously been imprisoned at Lorton; (2) 10 percent of the young adult inmates it reviewed had previously been confined at Lorton; (3) 70 percent of the inmates were convicted of theft- or drug-related offenses; (4) classification documentation did not exist for all inmates, but Lorton officials implemented a revised documentation system; (5) most of the inmates it sampled participated in various rehabilitational, vocational, or educational programs; and (6) the sampled inmates had completed 25 percent of their programs, were still attending 32 percent, and had dropped out of 40 percent.

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