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Violent Offender Incarceration and Truth-in-Sentencing Incentive Grants: FY 1998 Program Guidance and Application Kit

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This document describes the fiscal year 1998 program requirements and provides application guidelines and forms for a Federal grant program to assist states in incarcerating violent offenders and to encourage States to implement truth-in-sentencing.
The Violent Offender Incarceration and Truth-in-Sentencing Incentive Grant Program was created under Title II, Subtitle A of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 as amended. The program provides States with formula grants to build or expand correctional facilities and jails to increase secure confinement space for violent offenders. Facilities may included temporary or permanent institutions, boot camps, and facilities on military bases and prison barges to confine convicted nonviolent offenders and criminal aliens to free existing prison space for violent offenders. Incentive funding is available for States implementing truth-in-sentencing laws that require persons convicted of a Part I violent crime to serve at least 85 percent of the sentence imposed. The Corrections Program Office of the Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs funds the program. Appended forms and guidelines, including drug testing guidelines