On March 1, 1989, the United States Army began a test of its concept of the operations, structure, and programs that will be needed in the Army Correctional System in the year 2000 (ACS-2000).
ACS-2000 is a strategy for managing adult correctional institutions without building new facilities and considering the increasing scrutiny from the public. Under the new concept, inmate movement within the three components of the system will become the rule and the productive use of work skills will be emphasized. The confinement will be encouraged to develop specialized industries and correctional treatment programs that are unique to each installation. The confinement and treatment will also rest on the offense committed rather than on the length of the sentence. The admission process will include the development of a psychological profile as the basis of correctional treatment. In addition, the use of computer-based instruction will promote individual development while reducing security and control concerns. The system will also be centrally-managed and give inmates maximum opportunities as they adjust for their return to society. Figure.
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