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Prison Environment 2 The prison environment is defined by several relative aspects. Security level, type of inmates, type of staff, and the approach of secure custody methods all play a key role in establishing the prison environment. These same factors influence institutional management style and custody of a prison. Prisons developed to house serious felons, or maximum security prisons, create an environment of strict discipline and isolation. Facilities designed to house inmates of less serious felonies are more likely to work towards rehabilitation. Typology of staff and inmates is essential to establishing a good prison environment, which in turn would improve institutional management. “Management theory is always simpler than management practices because human beings constantly defy efforts to manage them scientifically – a characteristic that fits the people who work in prisons equally as well as it fits the people locked up there.”
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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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