Jails and prisons
The prisons in the United States are both federal and state operated. Prisons range in security from minimum security to super max. Minimum security prisoners are considered to pose little physical risk , close security usually have cells operated at a remote location they often let prisoners out in the common areas for exercise and work related experience this gives them a breakup of the day and gives them something to work for. Maximum security prisons operate on the same basis as close security but they are often only let out of their cells for one hour or they are in an outside caged pod. Super max provides the most security. They often minimize the social ...view middle of the document...
They work as a system of rehabilitation they give criminals the change to interact with the community and a change to work unlike prisons that give you no chances to work in a community setting. The jails separate the dangerous inmates from the general community. They work for the public and help the community ease their minds about criminals that have been caught.
The community based corrections program was created in the late eighty’s early ninety’s. Now with technology there can be better monitoring of inmates and they can participate in work release, Home confinement, Community service, and half way houses. These programs help minor criminals that have committed petty crimes to not have to serve harsh punishment in prison which often leads to becoming hardened criminals by the company of the other offenders.
The violent behavior in jails and prisons vary from person to person and from jail to prison. For instance a criminal awaiting trial in a jail may not be as violent as a prisoner serving a life term. But it all depends on the person and if they have any issues. You may get a criminal siting in jail that for no reason decides he wants to try and kill the guy next to him. For the most part prisons have more violence than jails do, but they also hold more inmates for longer periods of time.
The main role of probation is to protect the community from...