What is Corrections?

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What is Corrections?

  1. 1. Corrections Marianne Early Unit 5 June 20, 2009
  2. 2. Corrections <ul><li>What is your idea of Corrections? </li></ul>or
  3. 3. Corrections Defined <ul><li>According to Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary, corrections is the treatment and rehabilitation of offenders through a program involving penal custody, parole, and probation; also : the administration of such treatment as a matter of public policy. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Corrections <ul><li>Corrections includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jails </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prisons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Corrections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Probation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Parole </li></ul></ul></ul>Electronic Monitoring
  5. 5. Jails <ul><li>According to your text, jails are defined as city or county funded facilities operated to confine offenders serving short sentences, awaiting trial, housing overflow, witnesses, and others. </li></ul>Piedmont Regional Jail – located in Farmville, VA; serving the counties of Amelia, Buckingham, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway, & Prince Edward
  6. 6. Prisons <ul><li>According to your text, prisons are defined as state or federally funded and operated institutions to house convicted offenders under continuous custody on a long-term basis. </li></ul>Brunswick Work Center McDonough, Jay. 2009, February 4. [Graphic]. California may be forced to release 52K inmates. Retrieved June 18, 2009 from Creative Commons database.
  7. 7. Community Corrections <ul><li>According to your text, community corrections is defined as a collection of agencies, organizations, and programs that supervises and manages large numbers of adult and juvenile offenders and nonoffenders for various lengths of time, in most cities, towns, and neighborhoods. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Community Corrections <ul><li>Probation is the conditional release of a convicted defendant into the community to avoid incarceration, under a suspended sentence, with good behavior, and generally under supervision by a probation officer. </li></ul><ul><li>Parole is the conditional supervised early release from prison granted to inmates after they have served a portion of their sentence. </li></ul>
  9. 9. A meeting with a P.O.

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