This issue contains a lengthy discussion of the alternatives to prison and the rationales for these approaches. Several pages explore the use of Electronic Monitoring System (EMS) technology and sentencing alternatives.  The authors also discuss changes to correctional policies that will come into effect in 1988.  Suggestions for coping with stress can also be found in this issue.

KEYWORDS: electronic monitoring, perimeter intrusion detection systems,  case management, cycle of waste, “too few to count”, penal alternatives

Coded by: Stephanie Mainprize and Melissa Munn