Federal Prison Comparison Paper

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Federal Prison Comparison Rev. Wesley Crawford Criminal Justice Administration/234 November 12, 2011 Professor Jeff Newsome Federal Prison Comparison Paper In society today there are more criminals in the boundaries of the state prison system than there are in the federal prison system. According to Bureau of Justice Statistics (2009) the United States state prison system has 1,405,622 within their jurisdiction; whereas, the United States federal prison system has 208,118 within their jurisdiction. The reason that the federal prison system has only 208,118 within their jurisdiction is that this system only deals with “the body of law consisting…show more content…
The former General Manuel Noriega (58) was Dictator of Panama from 1983 to 1989 (Rohter, 1992). On or around 1992, General Noriega started serving his sentence of 30 years for eight counts of cocaine trafficking, racketeering, and money laundering [ (Rohter, 1992) ]. The general only served 17 years because of good behavior. According to (Rohter, 1992), Noriega sentenced took him to a place in a Federal Detention Center located in Miami, Florida. This facility usually house federal offenders that are under the United States Marshal Service. Timothy McVeigh (33) sentenced to death on 11 federal offenses because he bombed the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. McVeigh’s execution took place on June 11, 2001 in the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. The high security federal complex where his execution took place located on Highway 63, which is just two miles south of the city of Terre Haute. McVeigh had two co-conspirators Terry Nichols and Michael Fortier. Terry Nichols (42) sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, only because the jury deadlocked on the death penalty. The sentenced stemmed from his conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and involuntary manslaughter of eight law enforcement officers. Nichols sentence took him to an Administrative-Maximum United States Penitentiary in Florence,
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