Chap7-AdultClients

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    Chapter 7 The Clients of Adult  Correctional Agencies
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    Overview of Adult Offenders h 1980 - only 1.8 million adults ‘in the system’ 2004 - nearly 7 million under supervision Gender, Race, and Ethnicity Rate for females has grown more rapidly than for males, but  still mostly male Population is increasing Hispanic and Black Racial Disparity and the question of discrimination Age Aging population, and also more juveniles Largest growth has been in drug and public-order offenses Sentence length has increased
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    Male Offenders h Males account for 93 percent of our prison  population 82% of violent crime arrests Violence is much more likely in male than female  prisons Male Prisoners
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Unformatted text preview: around the management of male inmates. Majority are General Population Female Offenders h Women make up 3% of violent crime arrests, 16% of property, 10% of drug Historically, women have been given lesser sentences than men. Sentencing guidelines have reduced this disparity. Women have lower recidivism rates Women in Prison 7% female, with an average sentence of 3.7 years Special Issues & Needs of Female Inmates h Healthcare Vocational Training & Work Opportunities Potential of sexual abuse from staff Alcohol and drug use Problems relating to their children Alternatives to Prison for Women Offenders h Work Release Halfway House Pre-release centers Variety of programs including counseling, vocational, and educational programs...
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