Describe the key differences between operating a jail and operating a prison.

Instructions

Correctional Management

You have been hired by a private corrections company. The company has operated several jails but now is planning to build its first medium-security prison. Some of the company’s leaders are unclear on what their new endeavor will require, so you have been given the task of preparing a 4- to 5-page report in a Microsoft Word document addressing the following:

  • Describe the key differences between operating a jail and operating a prison. Focus on the personnel requirements, training, daily tasks of the officers, etc. Apply the management concepts from this course to this section of the report.
  • Identify the other organizations, both inside and outside the criminal justice system, that the facility will need to interact with (and how) in order to perform its key functions.
  • Discuss the key functions that will need to be performed in the prison. For example, the facility will need to provide medical care and meals for the inmates.
  • Explain the unique supervisory challenges that will exist in a prison. What types of employee misbehavior are possible, and how can management guard against them?

Support your responses with examples.

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Submission Details:

  • Name your report SU_CRJ3005_W5_A2_LastName_FirstInitial.doc.
  • Submit it to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned.

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