Corrections Accreditation and Privatization

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Corrections Accreditation and Privatization Jennifer O’Neal CJS 230 – Jean O’Gallagher July 24, 2011 Axia College of University of Phoenix
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Corrections Accreditation and Privatization 2 The American Correctional Association (n.d.) website defines accreditation as “A system of verification that correctional agencies/facilities comply with national standards promulgated by the American Correctional Association.” Privatization creates competition with the public prisons and jails within the community, which then acts as an encouragement for the public prisons and jails to make needed improvements. Accreditation and privatization effect jails and prisons in the country; let’s take a look at how accreditation effects the professional development, how privatization affects the state and federal prison systems, and how well privatized prisons meet correctional criteria. Over approximately the last two decades, the correctional administration has become very familiar with accreditation and professionalization. Foster (2006) says “Professionalization has to do with gaining professional status for persons working in corrections, while accreditation seeks comparable status for their employing organizations.” Corrections has a form of professionalism because there are probably well over a million people within the United States who work in the corrections field, and some of these people have to work in a non-secured area
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