Oct. 19.2010 Prisons and the Prison Population

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Correctional Facilities and the Correctional Population
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Correctional Facilities and the Correctional Population Definition Purpose Attributes of Facilities and Population Number Size Population Capacity Population Characteristics 2 CRJU 3310 Fall 2010
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Definition of Correctional Facilities State, federally or privately operated facility that hold adults sentenced to terms of confinement for more than a year. Includes prisons, penitentiaries, boot camps, prison farms; reception, diagnostic and classification centers; halfway houses; restitution centers; pre-release centers; road camps; forestry and conservation camps; vocational training facilities; prison hospitals; drug and alcohol treatment facilities. 3 CRJU 3310 Fall 2010
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Two Types of Correctional Facilities Confinement facilities - correctional facilities where less than half of the inmate population are regularly permitted to depart the facility unaccompanied. Example: prisons Community-based facilities – correctional facilities in which 50% or more are regularly permitted to leave unaccompanied by staff or study. Example: transitional centers 4 CRJU 3310 Fall 2010
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