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Youth Reception and Correction Center, Yardville, New Jersey Annual Report, July 1, 1980-June 30, 1981

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This fiscal 1980-81 report provides data and information on the Youth Reception and Correction Center at Yardville, N.J.
To alleviate overcrowded conditions, the Trailer Camp Program was opened May 11, 1981. This program housed 48 inmates selected from various county facilities and the prison reception unit. A 30-bed unit in the reception facility is now being used to house inmates assigned to Yardville. Because of a temporary moratorium on admissions to the reception center and a reduction of bed space in this unit, all intake for the reception unit from the various county facilities has occurred through arrangements by the Department of Corrections. Another major development was the implementation of the Accelerated Processing Program, wherein the average stay for inmates in the reception center has been reduced from 2 1/2 weeks to 9 days. Several new programs began at Yardville. The masonry trade program develops skills which will enable an inmate to work in the community, and the upholstery training program established in the mending shop reupholsters employees' furniture at reasonable rates. A total of 230 inmates received diplomas and certificates at the 13th annual graduation exercises. For the most part, Yardville has successfully provided security, rehabilitation, and training for its inmates. Tabular data are not provided. (Author summary modified)