Federal Prisoner Rehabilitation Act

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Community Corrections By: Tirria Carter 4/21/13 CJS/230 Lisa Nash “Abstract” Community corrections are alternatives to help offenders in making a change from prison to the community as they move toward the end of their sentence. In 1965, Congress passed The Federal Prisoner Rehabilitation Act, providing several options; work release, furloughs, and community treatment centers, to help in reintegration. In 1913, work release was first authorized at state level. Wisconsin act allowed misdemeanor criminals to work at outside jobs while they spent nights in jail. Work release is not only an alternative for the offenders to get back in tune with society, and make money; it also benefits society through taxes, welfare savings, and offenders bearing the costs of their incarceration while living in work release facilities. A community residential, also known as the half way house, is used very often today. It can be publicly or privately operated for profit or nonprofit organizations; religious, charitable, civic,…show more content…
Probation and parole are the most well known forms of community corrections; however the term includes home confinement, electronic monitoring, day fine programs, work release, furloughs, halfway houses, restitution, community service, drug or alcohol checks, check-in programs, curfews, mediation and restorative justice centers, and any other offender monitoring or reporting programs that embark between trust and safety. The place the offender is kept or located is either at home, a group home, or a place made to look like a home is how the program is operated. Maintaining family and residential ties to the community is modified as reintegration; the provision of voluntary or mandatory, professional services of a medical or psychological nature is a part of
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