April 9 - Exam questions according to latest BJS report we...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
April 9, 2008 “Sheriff John Brown” Evil sheriff Assignment: “the nation” Eric Bates – prisons for profit (Chp 31 Haas) o Prisons run for profit, contracted by state and local governments o Spend as little money as they can for food, security, medical care, etc… o Try to make a profit for the board and share holders o Talks about its success (or not) o People in charge of Abugrab where in charge of private prisons o What kind of job do they (private prisons) do? Keep prisoners behind bars o How do they do? Not too well, people escape from private prisons o Rivate prisons don’t do a good job of providing health care o The idea is we are punishing the criminal, most of them are remorseless. What do you do with them? Only way to get through to them is to make it clear they deserve to be punished by we, the state o # of felons released this year – 700,000 Statistics on Prisons o Total number of state and federal prisoners on Dec 31, 2006 – 1,570,861 prisoners
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Exam questions: according to latest BJS report we now have _____people in state and federal people: 15; 1,500; 15,000; 1,500,000 ;10,500,000 People in jails ~ 750,000 Total number of people on any given day ~ 2,300,000 o Prison populations o Total: 1,570,861 Men: 1,458,363 Women: 112,498 o Percentages Men: ~93% Women: ~7% o Rates Men: 943 – As of Dec. 31 st 2006, 943 out of 100,000 men in the US found themselves in state or federal prison Female: 68 – out of every 100,000 women in the US there are 68 women behind bars in a state or federal prison on Dec. 31 st 2006 Women by region and state: • Northeast: 29 – As of Dec 31 st 2006, 29 out of 100,000 women in the Northeast found themselves in state or federal prison • Midwest: 52 • West: 67 • South: 77 • Highest female incarceration rate: Oklahoma: 129 • Massachusetts and Rhode Island: 13...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern