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CJS 230 WEEK 3 DQ 1 Correctional System - Correctional...

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Correctional System Jail is considered to be a filthy institution, swarming with bedbugs, lice, roaches, and other filthy vermin. Known today in American institutions as jail, was previously known as Gaol in the English institutions. This entry point into corrections, typically operated by local city or county government, finds itself occupied by a diverse group of individuals awaiting trial, and finds itself to be the facility may criminals only ever see. Jail houses both adults and juveniles during a variety of stages of the criminal justice system as well as criminals with varying criminal offenses simply waiting for their trial. Simply put, this facility is operated by local government officials for detention or corrections for both adults and juveniles suspected of a crime or convicted of a crime also having the ability or power to detain these individuals for longer than 48 hours. Two facilities excluded from this definition are the lockups and state operated jails. The lockups are short termed facilities operated by local authorities, police, under municipal authority. Lockups, to many are also known as those little cells, or groups of cells hidden
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