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

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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
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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...
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