Boot camps in prison are type of shock incarceration programs that has been around since 1980s according to, "Adult Boot Camps" (2018). The programs usually target the young, first-time non-violent offenders and are believed to be effective methods of rehabilitation. They are modeled after traditional military boot camps, where the offenders are exposed to a rigorous daily regimen of strict discipline, physical training, manual labor, military drills and work details ("Adult Boot Camps," 2018). Not only is physical training incorporated, some programs entail substance abuse counseling and adult basic education. The goal of shock incarceration is to dissuade their involvement in criminal activity and to change the offender's behavior. It is believed that the modification of behaviors occurs through reinforcement of positive behavior and immediate punishment of negative behavior ("Adult Boot Camps", 2018). The greatest benefit of shock incarceration is that it prepares offenders for successful reintegration into society.
Drugs and medical:The prisoner will be checked by a doctor to assess whether the convict requires pharmacological care. Under the Boots Camp program Every prisoner is checked every two months for HIV virus,other diseases, and drugs and alcohol tests. The prisoners get tested for drugs randomly in prison and if they test positive they are charged depending on the ounces of drugs found in their bodies and in their cells.
When a minor is taken to prison, they are placed in special accommodations due to their vulnerabilities based on age. These special accommodation placement centers are called "Juvenile Detention Centers" (Office of Justice Program, 2008). In the American prison system, juveniles are treated separately from the adults to keep them safe from violence often found at adult prisons. Juveniles continue to have similar rights to when they were free, such has education. The detention centers provide education and counseling five days a week and the juveniles have the weekends to themselves. In addition to counseling and education, juveniles are also provided with therapy to ensure that they change the behaviors that lead them to the juvenile detention center, as well as helping them learn life skills that will turn them into responsible citizens when they leave the detention center.
This technique is very good and innovative. It helps in inculcating military norms and discipline in the convicts so that... View the full answer