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Beasley Jail’s and Prison’s Response Prisons range from minimum to maximum security. They are designed to house criminals who have committed similar types of offenses. The penal institutions of developed countries usually offer better living conditions and greater inmate safety than those found in undeveloped or authoritarian nations. Although most correctional facilities are intended to incarcerate adult, civilian criminals, prison types, exist for military personnel, juveniles, violent...

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In the United States, prison overcrowding and budget cuts within the criminal justice system have lead to an increase in the need and the development of private prisons and jails. "A private prison is a place in which individuals are physically confined by a third party that is contracted by a local, state, or federal government agency. Private prison companies typically enter into contractual agreements with local, state, or federal governments that commit prisoners and then pay a per diem or...

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Memo Date: March 27, 2013 To: Federal Bureau of Prisons From: Karrington C Norris Subject: Overcrowding of Juvenile Correctional Facilities Introduction Within the juvenile correctional facilities community, there are public and private institutions that both experience and suffer from similar problems. The problems that face these facilities are overcrowding. Through close comparison of the major issues with juvenile correctional facilities, the institutions are revealed to be ineffective...

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Prison overcrowding

California Prison Overcrowding December 16th, 2013 Prison Overcrowding in California Alarming issues that causes society to stir up continue to expand every day. Some of these issuesinclude the educational system, existing healthcare laws, unemployment and economic matters,and the water crisis… all of which are major problems in California. One major problem, however, is often ignored. Over the past two to three decades, California’s prison population has grown by 750 percent...

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Prison History

The first major historical development of the U.S. courts was would be the Penitentiary Era (1790-1825) The Walnut Street Jail was America’s first real prison in Philadelphia. The prison was ran by the Quakers who thought that prison should be a place where offenders should may make amends with society and accept responsibility for their misdeeds. (Schmalleger, 2009) The Quakers elements of philosophy included rehabilitation and deterrence which is still used to this day. Penance was the primary...

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Prison Overcrowding

Prison Overcrowding Prison overcrowding is become one of the major financial and controversial problem in the United States. The prison population is increasing rapidly, and we have only one reason the judicial system is given length sentences to cases that don’t deserve it, for example most of the offenders in the United State prison are drug cases, these sentences must be considered and most of the drug offenders should be put in rehabilitation centers instead of putting them in prison. According...

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Prison Ineffectiveness

Do prisons deter crime? Considering the recidivism rate, the percentage of former prisoners who are rearrested for a similar offense, of the United States, no, prisons do not deter crime. The recidivism rate of prisoners in the US is 60%, one of the highest rates in the world. Prisons take criminals off the street, but fail to cure their need to commit crimes. Prisons, in a sense, add fuel to the fire. I believe prisoners leave prison in a worse state of mind than they were before they were...

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Prison Reform

part of the economy. The inmates are being held in prison and are a part of the violence and the unpredicted behaviors that is happening inside the prisons. Prisons are supposed to be places that change and develop people to the better. Instead it is a place deprived of humanity and consciousness, which leads to recidivism and behavioral violence. Prison reform is needed because it would help increase economic growth, reduce the number of prisons needed, and help allocate taxpayer’s money to education...

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Prison Abuse

Prison Abuse Americans all know that our prisons are the final frontier for the socially rejected criminals and violent offenders. Once they are convicted, prison is their new home. For which it can be five years or the rest of their lives until death. When the door closes behind them the rest of the world doesn’t matter. It is inside the prison that matters. Those of us who are outside the prison are unaware of what goes on in there, such as prisoner’s abuse. Violence within America’s correctional...

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The Prison System

The Prison System CJS/200 The history of the American prison system was based partially on the prison system of 18th century England. Whereas the American prison system emphasized punishment as well as rehabilitation and restitution the English system did not. Those offenders incarcerated in the English prison system were comprised of, those awaiting trial, banishment from the community, debtors, or those awaiting execution. The American prison system evolved when William Penn instituted...

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