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Unformatted text preview: (Foster, 2006, p. 152). Secure custody is the most important aspect of the prison system. “Secure custody requires the maintenance of a safe, orderly internal environment in which inmates and staff, interact with low levels of tension and conflict.” (Foster, 2006, p. 149). Secure custody methods are directly affected by the prison environment. The overall attitudes of inmates and staff contribute to the type of secure custody that is applied. Although public safety is the ultimate goal, rehabilitation would help in transforming some offenders and provide a more stable transition back to society. Secure custody is determined by the differences and aggressions of the inmates. Improving secure custody methods within the prisons is completely relative to the awareness of the environment at hand. Prison Environment 3 Reference Foster, B. . (2006). Corrections: The Fundamentals. Pearson Education, Inc....
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- Winter '11
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