Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the evolution of jails.
  2. Compare issues for large metropolitan jails to those for small rural jails.
  3. Compare the differences between jails as short-term institutions and jails as long-term institutions.
  4. Discuss the state and challenges of health care in jails.
  5. Discuss challenges with jail staff, staff motivation, and training.
  6. Identify special types of sentencing options in jails.
  7. Identify special needs inmates within the jail environment.