Juvenile facilities scared to take in violent offenders
Some held in separate part of prison
4 ways juveniles could be held in the correctional system:
Straight Adult incarceration
A Clarksville juvenile, Brett Price, 14, who was involved in a Homicide was transferred from juvenile court and will be tried as an adult on a 1st degree felony/murder.
Joe Sullivan was sentenced to die in prison at age 13 for a sexual assault. He is physically and mentally disabled but remains imprisoned in Florida
Separated for obvious reasons:
Reduce sexual activity
Males fight to impress females
Some are incarcerated for victimizing someone of the opposite sex which may increase in prison if they are housed together
Targeted more by other inmates
Specialized supervision to ensure their medicine is regularly administered
Control outbreaks that may cause bigger problems
Inmates on this level of security are only allowed out of the cell for 1 hour a day
Modern Day SUPERMAX Prisons
Inmates who have earned trust on good behavior
Less serious crimes
Work release prisoners
Costs tax payers $32 billion a year!
To house an inmate for a year- $22,000
To house an inmate who was charged with a $300 theft charge, the public will spend about $100,000 for the 5 year sentence
Average life term costs about $1.5 million per inmate
Average guard-inmate ratio
Average male-female ratio
Problems in Prison
Lack of rehabilitation
Lack of funding [continues]
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