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    correctional officer

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    correctional officer CAREER RESEARCH REPORT The career I have chosen to pursue after graduation is a Correctional Officer. Correctional Officer’s have been around for a very long time and were designed to keep major offenders off the street after they have been arrested by the Police. The offenders are put in a holding cell at a Pre Trial Centre awaiting their court date. Correctional Officers are a very important part of the Justice System because it keeps high profile criminals off the

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    correctional facilities

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    The realities of correctional enterprise concur with justifications of punishments with some cases. All criminals are not the same. There are criminals that need help but do not get help there for result in criminal activity. Then there are the criminals that are flat out insane. The correctional stage can be effective; it just depends on the sanity of the criminal. We are pretty successful with achieving the purposes of the criminal law. Criminal law keeps everyday Americans safe and gets many bad

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    Racial Disparity in the Correctional Population Racial disparity in the correctional population refers to the difference in the number of minorities versus whites represented inside institutions. “The American Correctional Association acknowledges that racial disparity exists within adult and juvenile detention and correctional systems. This contributes to the perception of unfairness and injustice in the justice system ("ACA Policies and," 2004).” “Blacks comprise 13% of the national population

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    Auburn Penitentiary: Silent and Congregate Correctional Facility Throughout the nineteenth century, penology was characterized by a debate between two 'schools'. The first was the system of "solitary" and "segregation" proposed by the Pennsylvania penitentiary. The second, that of which will be discussed in this paper, the "silent" and "congregate" system was designed for the Auburn penitentiary in New York State. The Auburn State Prison was built in 1816, occupied in 1821 and soon after

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    Disparity and Discrimination Discrimination is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “The action of discriminating; the perceiving, noting, or making a distinction or difference between things; a distinction (made with the mind, or in action)”.Discrimination has existed both in the United States and throughout the world for as long as records have been kept. In fact, it was religious persecution (discrimination) that led the first colonists to our shores. Within 75 years of their arrival, the

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    States is sometimes referred to as, but for some, this statement seems phonier than an Ed McMahon sweepstakes. In the U.S. case, Belgrave vs. Coughlin, an inmate of the Sing-Sing Correctional Institution in New York, claims his religious rights were revoked. Nekyon Belgrave, a Rastafarian, says the Department of Correctional Services ("DOCS" hereinafter) denied his request to wear his religious head covering known as a crown. A crown is a loose-knit, circular hat that covers the wearer’s dreadlocks

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    Prison Literacy Programs

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    often reincarcerated (Paul 1991). Add to that the high cost of imprisonment and the huge increase in the prison population and it seems clear that mastery of literacy skills may be a preventive and proactive way to address the problem. However, correctional educators contend with multiple problems in delivering literacy programs to inmates. This Digest sets the context of prison literacy programs, outlines some of the constraints, and describes what factors work. Context of Prison Literacy Literacy

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    Analysis of Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing Unable to get official permission to interview and write about correctional officers, Ted Conover, author of the book Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing, “got in" by applying for a correctional officer position. After training, he and his fellow rookies, known as "newjacks," were randomly assigned to Sing Sing, one of the country's most famous -- and infamous -- prisons. Sing Sing, a maximum-security male prison, was built in 1828 by prisoners themselves, kept

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    behavior rather than centering on individual involvement. With the focus on the whole group, one then must develop plans or procedures when controlling various threats within a correctional facility. This paper will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the methods used to control security threat groups within the correctional system. With the increase of street gangs, prisons see a rise in gang activity such as race related crime, drug trafficking, and inmate protection. “Today’s street gangs are

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    The Need for Tougher Prisons

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    inmates a lesson there's a law that says that "a convicted offender retains all the rights which citizens in general have, except such as must be limited or forfeited to make it possible to administer a correctional or federal agency"(Hawkins 135). In short they are real citizens except that the correctional facility decides when they eat and sleep. I think all prisons should take away the special privileges of prisoners because the system is supposed to deter criminals from committing crimes and instead

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