Summative Assessment: Corrections
Imagine you are a probation officer and you have been asked to talk to a local community group about the current state of prison and jail populations.
Write a 2 ½ page paper that helps explain the U.S. corrections system on local, state, and federal levels. Address the following in your presentation:
· -Describe the jail population.
· -Describe the prison population.
-Describe the population under community supervision.
· -Indicate the top 3 challenges facing jails and/or prisons according to your view; especially focus on challenges facing support service workers.
· -Explain some of the recent trends in incarceration, which have arisen in response to the 3 challenges you are focusing on.
· -Discuss the role of support services in responding to these 3 challenges facing corrections.
· -Describe ways that inmates are released from prison.
Define community corrections.