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    The mentally ill are facing many problems in the correctional system in the nature of adjusting to incarceration or not being stable enough to leave on their own I believe that they need more help readjusting to society or to obtain mental health treatment. Mental Illnesses affect a substantially large amount of inmates in the corrections system, these illnesses cause minimal, moderate, and severe disturbances in feeling, thinking and relating the result is a diminished capacity for coping with regular everyday tasks. The majority of the mentally ill inmates were incarcerated for a violent offense; they are also more likely to be under the influence with reference to illicit substances and twice as likely to be homeless before they became…

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    Punishment In Corrections

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    Retribution may seem similar to revenge; however, retribution serves as a suitable punishment that is equivalent to damage that was caused to wronged victims. Furthermore, one other purposes of retribution “is not to make the wicked "suffer," but to restore social balance” (Bradley, 2003, p. 30). Once the offender has paid their dues for the crime that they committed, the offender is free from further punishment. The second concept that is part of the foundation of corrections includes…

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    During the early 21st century in America, approximately 44 percent of state inmates and 39 percent of federal inmates have some type of medical problem (Maruschak, 2008). Moreover, the Justice Department’s Bureau of Statistics (BJS) estimations include those inmates that reported medical conditions other than a cold or a virus (Maruschak, 2008). Although these statistics likely fluctuate, the estimations redeem an ongoing problem within American corrections. In comparison with the U.S.…

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    Recidivism In Corrections

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    successful outside prison. States will also develop aftercare programs for inmates that provide mental health and substance abuse treatment for inmates that continue after their release from a correctional facility (National Reentry Resource Center, 2014). States will also develop and use different types of alternative sentences in order to lower not only the number of inmates, but also in order to reduce costs (Krisberg,, 1982). With the advances in technology, the utilization of sentences…

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    Community Corrections

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    In community corrections the probation officer is taught that the only difference between us and an offender being on probation is being caught. This general statement is meant to keep the officer level headed as a deterrence of letting power of authority create an inflated ego. In many cases, citizens commit crimes that if they were caught it could possibly land them on probation. However, many of those citizens are not the typical offender on probation. Probation is an alternative sentence…

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    Community corrections play a major role in the U.S. criminal justice system; and it attempts to provide an alternative to institutional corrections, which is mutually more beneficial to the State, the offender, his family, as well as the community. Its mission is to deliver services that contribute to safer communities all while reducing the hassles that the families’ of the offender, the State (in form of considerable expenditures associated), as well as the community face due to institutional…

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    techniques (Tennessee Department of Correction, n.d.b). The state has maintained the accreditation since it was awarded undergoing recertification every three years. The Tennessee Department of Correction focused on providing a safe and secure environment within the prisons while providing rehabilitation to incarcerated offenders. The Tennessee Department of Correction increased its efforts of reform to include community correction in 2012 transferring the supervision of probation and parole…

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    Corrections is a vital part of the criminal justice system. The programs, services, facilities, and organizations that manage those accused or convicted of criminal offenses are what makes up corrections. When most people think of punishing and rehabilitating the offender, they think of prison. Prison is very expensive, with many states correctional budgets exceeding their higher education budget (Clear, 2016). Prison overcrowding is also an issue. Rehabilitative programs, prison…

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    Courts Vs Corrections

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    Corrections just like the law enforcement and courts have many areas of expertise as well whether it be Probation and Parole - the penal system or jail on a local or federal level, these places are in place to ensure the safety and well being of the prisoner and also to possibly offer some form of rehabilitation in order for them to be released as a better person to society. How do they interact together? This could be and sometimes is on a daily basis. The police-detectives-of the law…

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    decision affects the relationship between inmate and lieutenant drastically or not, as a lieutenant policy comes before anything else. Certain situations like the simple mailing of a letter for an inmate can cause ethical concerns. "Lisa has asked you to mail a personal letter to a close friend"(A question of Policy, VII, and pg.97). Mailing letters for inmates will be considered as a violation of institutional policy. As a correctional officer you are stuck between mailing the letter and…

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