four types of prisons essay

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  • Punishment Vs Corrections

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    Federal Bureau of Prison is referred to as BOP and is under the Department of Justice in the country. There are 11 federal prisons that are centrally administered. There are dozens of state penitentiaries or prisons inside the country that have thousands of criminals incarcerated. State and federal prison systems are alike in many ways but they also have many differences that make them very unique. Sometimes the state and federal prisons house inmates that are charge with the same type of crimes, but

  • Introduction. In Norway, The Judge Will Determine Whether

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    not the inmate in mentally capable to serve a preventative sentence if not, the inmate is sentenced to indefinite psychiatric treatment. Inmates who are sentenced to life in prison will often have several mental evaluations over a period of time to determine if the sentence should be continued. Mental issues Norwegian prison systems run by a goal of reintegration. Through the progression of the sentence, the institution and personnel work to bettering the inmate with structure through financial

  • Annotated Bib

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    Institutional Conditions and Prison Suicide: Conditional Effects of Deprivation and Overcrowding. The Prison Journal, 85(4), 490-515.doi:10.1177/0032885505282258. Sage Publications. The article studies the correlation between violence, mainly suicide, and the effects of prison overcrowding as it relates to prisoners, the economy and communities outside of prison. The author uses national data on prisons in the U.S in order to show the consequences such as suicide that prison overcrowding causes. The

  • Deviant Behavior and Social Control

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    Deviant Behavior and Social Control Deviance is only considered to be deviance when the actions go against what are considered the norms of the group. Is a group of cannibals in the South American jungle eating fellow human beings considered deviant behavior? Is kissing your loved one in a public place to show affection considered deviant behavior? What about a person laying down a small rug and praying wherever they are at certain times throughout the day. There is no definite

  • Jail Facilities

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    Prisons According to the Bureau of Justice, there are four different types of incarceration facilities: state prisons, Federal prisons, private prisons, and local jails (Education Bug, 2012). However, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, there are five different subtypes of prisons. "The Bureau operates institutions at five different security levels in order to confine offenders in an appropriate manner" (Federal Bureau of Prisons, 2012). One of the interesting aspects of prison life

  • Federal and State Guide Lines for Prison Sentences

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    Prison sentences may vary based on the type of crime was committed. The length of the sentence will vary according to the severity of the crime and will be imposed by the judge. Worrall indicates, “there are four type of noncapital prison sentences which include indeterminate sentencing, determinate sentencing, mandatory sentencing, and sentencing guidelines”[ 2 ]. Capital crimes which usually include murder carry the death penalty. For the death penalty to be imposed, constitutional standards must

  • The Incarceration Rate Of State And Federal Prisons

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    been a considerable increase incarceration rate in state and federal prisons. This is due to the public demanding more castigatory laws along with harsher sentencing policies. In the United State there 2.3 million people are incarcerated in prisons and jails which make the United States the lead in the incarceration rate (Wright, 2010). Truth in sentencing law made it essential that offenders serve a significant portion of the prison sentenced handed down by the court before he or she can be considered

  • Deviant Behavior and Social Control Essay

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    legitimate options to attain the monetary goal that Americans emphasize (Tischler, p. 146). Travis Hirschi posed the control theory which focuses on the importance of the people around you to mold you into a regular lifestyle. He said that there are four main points to why someone will become deviant or not: attachment to others, commitment to conformity, involvement

  • The Role Of Punishment And Its Effect On Society

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    government, the development of capitalism, the Industrial revolution, and the breaking away of the colonies had an impact on the evolution of punishment around the world. As time evolves, the form of punishment evolves along with. The purpose of prisons underwent a shift as well, but there was a clear division of goals between Northern states and Southern states. After the abolishment of slavery and the creation of the 13th amendment the Southern states were in dyer need of a new labor source and

  • Should Prison Offenders Be Prosecuted?

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    Department of Correction facility during 2011 who is re-incarcerated for a new sentence or violation of parole or probation to a Massachusetts state or county facility or to a federal facility within three years of his/her release. Re-Incarceration: Types of re-incarceration include technical violation of parole, parole violation with a new offense, return to county custody, return to state or federal custody, technical violation of probation, and probation violation with a new offense. An inmate who