April 15, 2013
Earl Mc Dowell
Correctional Facility Essay
* I will be describing A description of jail’s place in corrections and its role throughout history *
* A summary of the history of state and federal prisons, a comparison of the similarities and differences *
* between security levels in jails, state prisons, and federal prisons ,and explanting factors influencing *
* growth in jails, state prisons, and federal prisons.
Jail is basically a place where an offender who committed a crime whether it is petty theft or murder goes to keep away from society, and hopefully change their ways and reform them for the better. The jails now days are not exact put out as what they are stereotyped out to be, it’s about resocializing the prisoners, and showing them the errors in their ways. Shaving their heads, or giving them striped clothing, or strip searches in front of other prisoners aren’t exactly what jail is cracked up to be. There are generally three types of offenders that are prosecuted which are, long term inmates, or convicts which have dealt with hardship, and are used to single sex life and often prefer it, thieves who are in jail for stealing, but as soon as they get out they will go for something even bigger, and then there are the square johns how are everyday man who isn’t exactly used to the norms of jail, but rather civilian life. Throughout history prisoners have their own subculture, their own code, their own choice of slang, and even alliances within each group of people. Gangs are quite common in jail, and quite a few of the gangs are created to fight against another gang or to even be an ally to another gang. To control these gangs, six general techniques are used, transferring to maximum security prisons, limiting their access to money, placing the members with more violent tendencies in special places, developing intelligence, getting informants, and...
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