Intermediate Sanctions

Intermediate Sanctions - overcrowding of jails and prison...

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Intermediate Sanctions Intermediate sanctions are punishments that match the offenders with a program that suits their situation or crime. There are several punishments available to the judge to use for sentencing. House arrest is where offenders are at home with an electronic monitoring device on their ankle. Boot camp is where offenders go and are housed and trained as if in the military, thus providing discipline and leadership. Intensive supervision probation is where the offender is subjected to drug testing, electronic surveillance and more face to face contact with probation officers. Day reporting centers where the offender has to spent part if not all day in. Monetary penalties are when the offender must pay fines or make retribution. A combination of these may be imposed. By using this system,
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Unformatted text preview: overcrowding of jails and prison are lessened, and provides a more intrusive and burdensome punishment than standard probation. Intermediate sanctions can reduce prison use and save money by not having to incarcerate offenders. Boot camps and intensive supervision have provided a way to also treat an offender as well as punish them. By not being incarcerated, the offender is able to attend specific treatment programs such as anger management or drug and alcohol rehabilitation. I believe that intermediate sanctions are appropriate for those who are first offenders, and those of non-violent crimes. This provides the chance to change a behavior before it becomes a lifestyle....
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