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An introduction to corrections and all it encompasses.

An introduction to corrections and all it encompasses.

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What is Corrections? What is Corrections? Presentation Transcript

  • Corrections Marianne Early Unit 5 June 20, 2009
  • Corrections
    • What is your idea of Corrections?
    or
  • Corrections Defined
    • 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.
  • Corrections
    • Corrections includes:
      • Jails
      • Prisons
      • Community Corrections
        • Probation
        • Parole
    Electronic Monitoring
  • Jails
    • 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.
    Piedmont Regional Jail – located in Farmville, VA; serving the counties of Amelia, Buckingham, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway, & Prince Edward
  • Prisons
    • 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.
    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.
  • Community Corrections
    • 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.
  • Community Corrections
    • 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.
    • Parole is the conditional supervised early release from prison granted to inmates after they have served a portion of their sentence.
  • A meeting with a P.O.