Explain The 5 Federal Levels Of Security

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5 Federal Levels of Security The Bureau of Prisons Facilities has a section that provides a brief profile of each of the 94 institutions that the Bureau operates. Ninety Two of these institutions house inmates and the other 2 institutions provide shared services to correctional complexes. A number of categories of information are provided for each currently operating facility. One of the levels of federal security is known as Security Level. Security Level is when the Bureau operates institutions of several different security levels to house a broad spectrum of offenders in an appropriate manner. Security levels are made on such parameters for the presence of external patrols, gun towers, security barriers, and detection devices. The type of detection devices are housed within the institution. They use a system to house the inmates such as internal security features, and staff to inmate ratios. Each facility is placed in one of five federal security level groups such as minimum, low, medium, high, and administrative. The Second Federal Security Level is known as Minimum Security. Minimum…show more content…
Low security Federal levels are also known as Federal Correctional Institutions (FCI’s). These facilities have double fenced perimeters around the whole facility. Most you will find near dormitory housing and strong work and program components though. The staff to inmate ratio in these institutions is higher than in minimum security facilities as well. The fourth Level of Security is known as Medium Security. This Level of security also has what is known as Federal Correctional Institutions. Medium security (FCI’s) have strengthened the perimeters which often consist of double fences with electronic detection systems, they have cell type housing, a wide variety of work and treatment programs, and an even higher staff to inmate ration than low security FCI’s, providing even greater internal

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