Correctional Facilities Essays

  • Auburn Penitentiary: Silent and Congregate Correctional Facility

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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

  • Crime And Drugs

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    during periods of active drug use, and much lower rates during periods of nonuse (Ball et al. 1983, pp.119-142). A large number of people who abuse drugs come into contact with the criminal justice system when they are sent to jail or to other correctional facilities. The criminal justice system is flooded with substance abusers. The need for expanding drug abuse treatment for this group of people was recognized in the Crime Act of 1994, which for the first time provided substantial resources for federal

  • Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member

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    triumph of the human spirit over insurmountable odds brings the reader into the daily battles for survival. His story starts at the beginning of his gang life (being initiated at age 11), moves through his teen years (mostly spent in various correctional facilities) and ends up with his transformation in a member of the New Afrikan Independence Movement. When Kody Scott was 6 years old, the gang wars started in Los Angeles. It started out as a battle between the Crips and the Bloods, but by the

  • Correctional Facilities Ethnography

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    While the researchers conducted this public interest ethnography, their subjects, female inmates from two California correctional facilities, revealed their experiences with five major impediments in the prison healthcare system. The penitentiaries studied in this research falter in the following areas: support for personal health maintenance, reliability of prison medical staff, efficiency, adherence of protocol and prevention of perpetuating poverty. Before addressing chronic illness and emergency

  • Drugs in the Prison System

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    With information gathered from various sources such as the internet and one on one interviews with an inmate in a male correctional facility and a former inmate of a female correctional facility I intend to show the rampant flow of drugs in and out of the prison system, the control of (or lack there of) by prison officials, the drug gangs and dealers in correctional facilities, the rate of addiction, and treatments available to inmates suffering from addiction. The introduction of drugs into

  • Ethical Standards in Correctional Facilities

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    What is Ethics? Ethics refers to a system of moral standards that guide the decision for human conduct of what is right and wrong based on everyday life situations, usually in terms rights, obligations, benefits, fairness, or virtue. Ethics is used as a formal guideline for conducting business in order to minimize pain to the greater number of people as a whole. The principles of ethics come from the knowledge and understanding of the word of God, the Bible. It tells us how we ought to think and

  • Inside The Gouverneur Correctional Facility

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    Through two metal, cold doors, I was exposed to a whole new world. Inside the Gouverneur Correctional Facility in New York contained the lives of over 900 men who had committed felonies. Just looking down the pathway, the grass was green, and the flowers were beautifully surrounding the sidewalks. There were different brick buildings with their own walkways. You could not tell from the outside that inside each of these different buildings 60 men lived. On each side, sharing four phones, seven showers

  • The Tour At Twin Towers Correctional Facility

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    The tour at Twin Towers Correctional Facility was a great experience. I had the opportunity to experience a brief overview of what inmates with mental illness go through everyday in jail. These inmates are mainly grouped by the severity of the crime they committed, severity of their mental illness, and sexuality. The tour took place in one of the twin towers, which has seven floors and each floor houses different level of inmates. The most severe mentally ill inmates, who have no free time, are

  • The Problem of Illiteracy

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    survive, Welfare, Medicare · The illiterate does not have the reading and writing skills to reinforce these skills in their children. - The illiterate cycle begins here! · Illiteracy promotes high level of criminal behavior. - Example: Correctional facilities have an average of Grade Three reading level. Not only does the definition of illiteracy mean “loss” but to me it’s the root of poverty, crime and lost productivity in our cities. Now that I have defined illiteracy, I want to raise the

  • Case Study in a Correctional Facility

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    This case study focuses on a scenario describing the experience of Leon Smith, a fictional rookie correctional officer (CO) in a large jail in a Midwestern industrial city. Smith observed that the inmates in the jail were always talking about their criminal successes, and that many of them seemed eager (in a surreptitious way) to share intelligence information with CO’s. Rookie Smith was excited by the possibility of collecting intelligence in the jail and passing this on to law enforcement. Smith

  • Summary: Morris County Correctional Facility

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    Morris County Correctional Facility Over the course of the past two centuries, there have been significant changes in the physical plant(s), ideologies and ethics of Correctional Officers, Correctional Administrators and policy makers alike. The Morris County Jail of the past was constructed in the basement of the courthouse when it opened in 1826. The conditions were ominous to say the least as little light seeped in through tiny, barred windows that were high off the floor. Around the turn

  • Is Our Correctional Facilities Be The Funding Issue?

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    understand. One particular problem that I believe we should be focusing on is our correctional facilities. I believe that the biggest problem when dealing with the correctional facilities is the funding issue. I believe that if we increase our funding to our correctional facilities, you’ll see a better turn around for employees, inmates being rehabilitated, and better quality of life. With low funding to our correctional facilities, we are missing out on tremendous opportunities. With the downfall of having

  • An Examination of Leadership Evaluation in a Correctional Facility

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    of an operation. In this assignment this author will investigate how leadership is officially assessed in a correctional organization. The leadership positions that will be the subject of this assignment will a correctional facility warden. Prison Warden A prison warden governs and supervises the activities of correctional facility staff. They also safeguard the security in the facility, as well as the inmates. With warden been the administrator, they are responsible for development and implementation

  • Human Rights Issues In Correctional Facilities

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    All over the world prisoners, human rights are at stake once they enter a correctional facility. These human rights that are due to anyone that is human regardless of the crime they have committed. Today more than ever inmates face these issues not just in the United States but globally. According to United States Department of State Bureau of Democracy: “There are three broad categories of U.S. Government human rights and humanitarian concerns regarding persons held in detention:

  • How to Run a Correctional Facility to Function Efficiently and with Improvements

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    In order to lead a correctional facility you must be able to assess unending operational, tactical and organizational concerns. For this to happen there is two inevitable responsibilities that have to drive leaders. The first one is the correctional facility has to function efficiently. In this field people’s lives are in jeopardy every single day. Next the facility should always be in a better form than it was. This correctional facility is implementing a new offender management system which will

  • Jasper County Correctional Facility: A Case Study

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    After meeting with your client on several occasions at the Jasper County Correctional Facility, my evaluation of his mental state is as follows: After studying my patient and looking into his past behaviors, I do not believe my patient is mentally stable. My patient has been showing signs of obsessive-compulsive disorder and bipolar 1 with psychotic features. However, I do believe that he should be able to testify for himself. Despite me believing he shows signs of a mental disorder, having the

  • Don’t Shoot the Sheriff: An overview of Rastafarians and the Legal System

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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

  • Analysis of Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing

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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

  • 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

  • Purpose Of The Prison System Essay

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    fashion. Instead of the system trying to teach 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