Corrections Assignment 1, 10-12-17.docx

Part 2 go to the list of criminal justice web links

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Part 2 Go to the list of Criminal Justice Web Links in the content area and select 3 that are of special interest to you. List the three that you selected and what information, operational practices, or programming attracted your interest.
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1. The California Department of Corrections: My dream job is with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. I understand why they leave the Rehabilitation off as well since it is basically non-existent right now. I would like to go into one of our many prisons here in California and work with inmates with dates (release dates) when it comes to Drug Addiction and Alcoholism. What I have found is really simple when working with the Convict Drug Addict you basically have to erase the person completely like a dry-erase board and start over. I would love to be able to do that at one of the Prisons here in California. I feel like we are making Criminals in prison. When you can get 16 months for graffiti and they hit you with a 5-year gang enhancement and you do 3 years in prison it’s like a finishing school for criminals. I would like to be a part of the solution in my adopted home state. Plus, I would love to be able to tell people I made it to Pelican Bay, That’s a joke but where I work in the L.A. County Jail that is a badge of HONOR to inmates. 2. Obviously, the Los Angeles County Jail this is where I work most of the time with the Drug Court. I would think this could be considered hell on earth. I am in the jail every Tuesday and Thursday interviewing inmates for the Los Angeles County Superior Court Drug Court I work for. This place really grows on you and I am glad it is mentioned in the links. It is a very large jail when it comes to inmate population. They have their own Bus service for example and officers that strictly transport inmates all the time. The Pitchess Detention Center is about 35 minutes to an hour northwest of downtown where the Twin Towers and old Men’s Central Jail is. We have our in-custody Drug Court at South Facility up there and it’s funny that out of 20,000 beds 65 are reserved for rehabilitation. But luckily we are about to triple that under Sheriff McDonnell he lends so much more of an ear that Sheriff Baca ever did. My Girlfriend also works at North Facility she is a Deputy and will be heading to the streets within a few years. 3. California Sentencing Modifications, This was/is a darn (I REALLY WANTED TO CUSS) joke. What this did was get the Prisons to the populations that the feds wouldn’t take over and put the onus on the County Jails to house people that normally would have went to Prison. So, what happened was that after a few short months Prison inmates who had determined release dates would do years in the County Jails. What happened as an
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