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Prisons and Jails Prisons and Jails Sharon Williams Sharon Williams La’Karia Sam La’Karia Sam Foundations of Criminal Justice Foundations of Criminal Justice CJA/303 CJA/303 Carlos Zuniga Carlos Zuniga February 13, 2011 February 13, 2011
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Introduction Introduction Society view prisons and jails as a method of punishment for individuals whom have committed crimes. Imprisonment is society’s way of enforcing righteousness on inmates for the crimes they have committed. The purpose of the prison was to divide the inmates from society and from one another; to provide them the opportunity to think about their offense and consider changing their ways. Jails are facilities used to hold individuals charged with misdemeanors, or awaiting pretrial. Jails are also used as temporary holding facilities to juvenile detainees pending transfers to juvenile authorities, detain those who cannot post bail, those who violate probation and parole, and to cope with the excess amount of inmates from over crowed federal and state prisons. The number of prisoners in prison and jail has tripled since the late 1980, and continued to increase (Gaines & Miller, 2006).
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Privatization Privatization Privatization is generally defined as an agreement course of action that modifies public functions, responsibilities, and capital assets, entirely or in section, from the public sector to the private sector. Privatization in correctional services can assume a number of institutional characteristics such as outsourcing of specified services that involves competitive bidding among private bidders to perform governmental activities .
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Privatization Privatization would allow both parties to share in the responsibilities of running the prison. Partial privatization would also allow the
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