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  The Corrections - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Corrections is a novel of social criticism by American author Jonathan Franzen.
Chip, the middle child, is a politically correct university lecturer whose unfortunate predilection for attractive young girls lands him in a world of self-loathing and financial difficulty, and, eventually, Lithuania.
Denise, the youngest of the family, is successful in her career as a chef, but unsuccessful in fulfilling her mother's requests of finding a nice young Midwestern man to marry, not least as she begins to question her sexuality.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Corrections   (260 words)

 The Anniston Star - 'Corrections' author asks Oprah's pardon in book club snub
Franzen, a native of the Chicago suburb of Western Springs, said Monday he had sent an e-mail to the television talk show host asking her forgiveness, but had not received a reply.
Winfrey's choice of The Corrections for her club was announced Sept. 24 and Franzen had been expected to appear on her show in the next few weeks.
The Corrections, the story of an alienated Midwestern family, was a best seller before the Oprah selection and more than 500,000 copies are in print.
www.annistonstar.com /entertainment/2001/as-books-1101-0-1j31u0615.htm   (282 words)

 The Corrections Program At Jefferson Community College
As a result correctional employees must have a grounding in human behavior, possess strong interpersonal communications skills, be able to solve problems and think critically.
The interdisciplinary nature of the corrections curriculum is designed to provide students with these abilities by combining courses in the social and behavioral sciences with core classes that examine the organization, operation, and philosophy of each component of the corrections system.
The corrections major will prepare students for employment in local, state or federal correctional facilities, juvenile detention centers, probation and parole, or for transfer to a four-year degree granting institution.
ns3.jeffersoncc.org /jcc/programinfo.asp?programID=28   (189 words)

 The Corrections Crisis
The cause for this increased demand on corrections is that public policy is increasing its reliance on a criminal justice response to a wide ranges of behavior that’s considered criminal.
Today, corrections are the state’s largest provider of residential mental health and community-based substance abuse treatment and remedial education.
An amendment I offered this year, which was adopted by the House, asks the corrections commissioner to inform the legislature by next January 15 his progress towards planning and construction of sufficient corrections bedspace and community program capacity to meet his projected need.
users.adelphia.net /~frankmazur/corrections.htm   (621 words)

 ESR | December 3, 2001 | A love of characters - A review of The Corrections
Decidedly unfriendly to traditional family values, The Corrections is nonetheless a compelling if uncomfortable look at the politics that many families keep behind the closed doors of their perfect homes.
Her psychological battle to bring her children home to celebrate a traditional family holiday is one of the "corrections" that Franzen utilizes to heal the family until the very ending when it becomes Alfred's death that gives release to her.
In recent interviews Franzen has identified that he believes Enid to be the hero (or at least the most sympathetic character) of the story, but he leaves her transformation to essentially the last pages of the novel.
www.enterstageright.com /archive/articles/1201/1201thecorrections.htm   (748 words)

 Bureau of Justice Statistics Corrections Statistics
Census of State and Federal Adult Correctional Facilities is conducted approximately every 5 years, providing detailed information on the types of inmates housed, facility age and type, security level, court orders, programs, health and safety conditions, confinement space, employment, and operating costs.
These death records include information on the deceased's personal characteristics (age, gender and race/ethnicity), their criminal background (legal status, offense types, length of stay in custody), as well as details of the death itself (the date, time, location and cause of each death, as well as information on autopsies and medical treatment provided for illnesses/diseases).
Survey of Inmates in Federal Correctional Facilities (SIFCF) was first conducted in 1991 by a joint effort between BJS and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).
www.ojp.usdoj.gov /bjs/correct.htm   (1622 words)

The goal of the Michigan Department of Corrections is to provide the greatest amount of public protection at the lowest possible cost.
It meets its goal by ensuring that the state's judges and other criminal justice administrators have the broadest possible array of viable sentencing and sanctioning options, and by ensuring that appropriate supervision is maintained so that Michigan's neighborhoods, families and citizens can be protected.
The Michigan Department of Corrections is one of the principal state departments.
www.michigan.gov /corrections   (132 words)

 The Corrections
The most obvious place to look is the drug aspect, the need to correct a person's psyche or self (such as with the comfortable phrase "correctional facility" instead of the tougher "jail").
But there is also the stock market's use of the word "correction," which happens when the market gets too big, as it did in the '90's (the time in which this book takes place), and then plummets back down to, perhaps, more realistic levels.
And since this is a story about a family, there is the accompanying generation gap, and the corrections that children attempt to make to offset the perceived deficit in their parents.
www.freewilliamsburg.com /january_2002/corrections.html   (951 words)

 Harry R. Dammer - Religion in Correction
Correctional chaplains were among the earliest paid non-custodial staff and were the first to provide education and counseling for inmates.
The influence and practice of religion in the correctional setting is as old as the history of prisons.
But at this juncture religious practice appears to only change some inmates in some cases, and appear to become involved with religion while incarcerated for a variety of reasons, and to determine the sincerity of religious practice and its long term impact is a daunting task.
www.academic.scranton.edu /faculty/DAMMERH2/ency-religion.html   (4985 words)

 The Corrections Department And Auditor Ready's Report
The auditor's report also found that the state Corrections Department mishandled the bidding process for awarding state mental health services contracts.
Corrections Commissioner Steven Gold responded to the audit by stating, "These...
If Corrections does as good a job watching money as it does watching furloughed inmates in St. Johnsbury, it's little wonder the department has problems.
www.caledonianrecord.com /pages/editorials/story/d20b2e149   (281 words)

 The Corrections - Jonathan Franzen
The Corrections isn’t an especially bad novel, but it failed to hold me. The characters are rather cloudy; he keeps telling you what they are like, but none of them leaps off the page or stays in the mind.
The Corrections is a good, old-fashioned novel, the writing and presentation seemingly effortless (with only a few sententious and too-clever slips where Franzen tries to do more than he can carry off), the characters and stories engaging.
Curiously, practically no one thinks Oprah has done anything wrong, though of course she has: the only thing that counts is the book, and the quality and the significance of book has nothing to do with its author, no matter how rude and obnoxious and arrogant he might be.
www.complete-review.com /reviews/popus/franzenj.htm   (4208 words)

 Bookreporter.com - THE CORRECTIONS by Jonathan Franzen
An epic tragicomedy, THE CORRECTIONS follows the alternately divergent and convergent paths of two generations of the Lambert family from mid-century through the technology-saturated economic boom and crash of the late 90's.
It is with unremitting scrutiny that Franzen lays so patently bare the pretensions, greed, self-deceptions, insecurities and folly of the Lamberts --- and, by extension, the greater culture --- as they swallow whole the quick-fix comforts and profitability of today's technology laden, commerce-glutted global society and conveniently sidestep all accountability for self or neighbor.
Rather, THE CORRECTIONS is remarkable for its seamless fusion of domestic and global dysfunctions into a deceptively simple yet utterly compelling story of one family's collective but colliding struggle toward finding meaning in their lives.
www.bookreporter.com /reviews/0374129983.asp   (846 words)

 U.S. Corrections Law
Correctional institutions are generally of statutory creation and are governed by boards of charities, and corrections, or similar boards part of a branch of municipal or state government.
Federal penal and correctional institutions, except for naval and military institutions are controled by the Attorney General.
The Bureau of Prisons is under the Attorney General, and manages and regulates all aspects of federal penal and correctional facilities.
www.law.cornell.edu /topics/corrections.html   (110 words)

 Corrections - Surch
Compact refillable correction roller which fits neatly in the hanwith built-in...
The Corrections is a large-scale examination of American culture focused through the eyes of a...
Henri A. These Corrections are as close as possible to the published version [see...
www.surch.co.uk /corrections   (370 words)

 Books | Corrected   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
As he follows various Lamberts from a quiet Connecticut college to the bland suburbs of Philadelphia, from frenzied Manhattan to politically turbulent Lithuania, and from a seniors’ luxury liner off the coast of Nova Scotia back to the entropy of life in the heartland, Franzen takes a sweeping look at our benighted culture of plenty.
Although sprawling, The Corrections isn’t a bloated book filled with meaningless digressions and unresolved subplots; neither is it as self-conscious as, say, David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest in its occasional postmodern tics and comic inventiveness.
She conspires to keep up appearances even as her self-delusions about the family’s (and her own) well-being implode on an ill-fated cruise.
www.bostonphoenix.com /boston/arts/books/documents/01811975.htm   (648 words)

 Review | The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
If portions of The Corrections threaten to collapse under the weight of Franzen's machinations, we can forgive him: it buckles with such stylishness you have to give him points for trying even while you wade through crazy plot twists that you sense on the first read will never be connected.
In the end, reading The Corrections is like watching a chef at Benihana: The knives float threateningly in the air, their action like dangerous poetry and that poetry sometimes takes your breath away.
What makes The Corrections work is Franzen's sharp eye, attention to detail and, ultimately, his ability to let us see deeply into people who, at first take, don't appear to warrant a second glance.
www.januarymagazine.com /fiction/thecorrections.html   (1029 words)

 About the Corrections Division, Whatcom County   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The WCSO Corrections Division operates the Whatcom County Jail and the Alternative Corrections program.
The Corrections Division also oversees part of a state wide transport chain that links the various jails and detention facilities.
The Corrections Division is also responsible for facilitating alternative sentencing programs.
www.co.whatcom.wa.us /sheriff/jail/about.jsp   (104 words)

 Iowa Department of Corrections
The Department of Corrections is committed to advancing the best practices in Iowa’s correctional system.
This correctional blueprint charts the future direction of the Department.
It represents combined efforts of institutional wardens and community corrections directors to provide continuity of correctional services to offenders sentenced to the care of the Department of Corrections.
www.doc.state.ia.us   (113 words)

A leading developer and manager of privatized correctional and detention facilities in the United States.
As a leading developer and operator of adult correctional facilities CSC operates 13 facilities representing approximately 4,700 beds.
Additionally, the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries is one of the largest and most comprehensive providers of juvenile rehabilitative services with 33 facilities and approximately 4,200 juveniles in its care.
www.correctionalservices.com   (124 words)

 Barnes & Noble.com - The Corrections - Jonathan Franzen - Paperback - 1ST PICADO
Supremely intelligent and deeply affecting, The Corrections anatomizes both a family and a society, gracefully illuminating the inner lives of a handful of characters struggling to escape "the givens of the self," and to find and apply "the corrections" that will transform and redeem their lives.
Jonathan Franzen's third novel, The Corrections, is a great work of art and a grandly entertaining overture to our new century: a bold, comic, tragic, deeply moving family drama that stretches from the Midwest at mid-century to Wall Street and Eastern Europe in the age of greed and globalism.
Which, of course, is the redemptive hat trick of great literature: The Lamberts may be humming with unhappiness, but we are left humming with their — and our own — humanity.
search.barnesandnoble.com /booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?userid=2WAB64Q65M&isbn=0312421273&itm=1   (1491 words)

 State of Illinois | Department of Corrections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The dramatic decline is the result of the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) Juvenile Division’s efforts to improve social and educational services for incarcerated youths.
The programs target young men and women, who are at risk of going back to prison and provides individualized drug treatments, counseling and education services and skills development to ease their transition back into society.
Staff from IDOC's correctional centers, work camps, boot camps, adult transition centers, juvenile centers, parole offices as well as its General Headquarters, School District No. 428 and Correctional Industries joined together to contribute to one or more charities that provide health and human services to thousands of people in Illinois.
www.idoc.state.il.us   (724 words)

 The Corrections | MetaFilter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Correction: not ALL words with consecutive identical vowels take a diaeresis, just the ones in which the two vowels are parts of different syllables.
Questions of "correctness" and whether there is any single standard English language, interesting as they are, are not quite so important in this context as are questions of an individual magazine's style.
Correctness, experience, insight, etc., are often trampled by popularity.
www.metafilter.com /mefi/39836   (8678 words)

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Directed by the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) under a cooperative agreement with DOJ’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, PbS is a self-improvement and accountability system used in 26 states and the District of Columbia to better the quality of life and treatment services for youths in custody.
For example, after the PbS system showed that one youth correctional facility’s average time in isolation exceeded the program’s average, the agency director and staff wrote a new policy, developed a behavior management program and trained staff to use options other than time in isolation.
The Council for Excellence in Government is a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to improve government performance by strengthening results-oriented management and creative leadership in the public sector, and to build understanding by focusing public discussion on government’s role and responsibilities.
www.cjca.net   (729 words)

 Amazon.ca: Books: The Corrections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The Corrections is not simply a book about a dysfunctional family.
That said, The Corrections is not a brilliant novel.
Corrections will repay you handsomely with hearty guffaws and the reassuring sense that you're not the only one whose life is hellishly unfair.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0006392237   (1552 words)

 ToxicUniverse.com - Franzen, Jonathan - 2001 - The Corrections Books Review
Let’s start with the fresh legend of The Corrections: author Jonathan Franzen wrote part of his bible-size novel while sitting in a room with soundproof walls and double-paned windows.
I was midway through my reading of The Corrections when it was chosen for the TV queen’s book club and I must say I was stunned.
The Corrections is relatively easy on the eyes and the brain (though hard on the soul).
www.toxicuniverse.com /review.php?rid=10002034   (2057 words)

 The Corrections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
"The Corrections" has been delivered with a blizzard of media hype than can be off-putting to the very readers the publishers want to reach (people starved for serious, readable, intelligent fiction.) But you really should get ahold of this excellent novel.
This is the heart-wrenching story of a family torn apart by the ravages of modern times, which yet, find a way to share tender moments in a satisfying Christmas reunion.
Although "The Corrections" lacks the intense social dialogue of Dostoevsky or Jonjak, it is a fullfilling effort and, if the weight of the other two is too great, a far more readable effort.
www.buybackbooks.com /books/bookdetail.cfm?isbn=0783897677   (734 words)

 National Commission on Correctional Health Care
The mission of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care is to improve the quality of health care in jails, prisons and juvenile confinement facilities.
With support from the major national organizations representing the fields of health, law and corrections, NCCHC’s leadership in setting standards for health services is widely recognized.
The Standards have helped the nation’s correctional and detention facilities improve the health of their inmates and the communities to which they return; increase the efficiency of their health services delivery; strengthen their organizational effectiveness; and reduce their risk of adverse legal judgments.
www.ncchc.org   (257 words)

 blogrunner: The Corrections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
No doubt the article was inspired by Seth Mnookin's decision to include corrections in the paperback version of his book.
An essay on Page 39 of the Book Review today, about books with errors that are not corrected, misidentified the American publisher that withdrew "Honor Lost," ostensibly a memoir about a Jordanian woman murdered for having married a Christian.
Books are not usually corrected because they can't be, not because they shouldn't be.
law.blogrunner.com /snapshot/D/4/9/433643710B9A3949   (1004 words)

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