Jail and Prison Essay

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Jail and prison Comparison paper Teresa Wilson CJA234 April 30, 2012 Mr. Kemp Jail and prison Comparison paper Our jail systems are a short time confinement. Where the inmates are awaiting trial, and sentencing. It is often run by sheriffs or local government officials. As to where our prisons are operated by federal governments. And house inmates anywhere from one year to life, depending on the crime. Jails try and work with specialized services and boot camp, work release programs. Where the state prisons use halfway houses, community restitution centers, the penitentiary was secular and spiritual; and physical punishment is not needed, living conditions are cleaner, body contamination was cut down because inmates have been separated. Such as putting them in isolation and to create habits by enforcing strict rules. Labor was productive from prisoners, because they were not aloud to sit around. The secular prison is where inmates can feel regret, a meeting for religious need for expressing contrition for sin, including a place of penitence or penance; expressing remorse and regret of their crimes. By doing this an inmate can say “I am sorry and promises not to do that again”. (Foster, 2006 pg. 22) Minimum security is setup for the “short-termers” (Foster, 2003 pg. 124) the inmates are approaching release and have worked themselves down have a higher classification. The prison is smaller with minimal perimeter security and less internal control with highest rates of inmates to guards. The wire fence is there for the safety of the public, but the inmates can still escape (foster, 2003, pg124) Medium security is either dormitory or pod housing with double fences instead of walls. The inmate to guard ratio is twice compared to the maximum security prison because inmates are not perceived as dangerous and 35% of the inmates are in this

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