Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Summarize the history of institutional corrections.
  • Evaluate the current perspectives in institutional corrections.
  • Differentiate how incarcerated females (compared with males) have been dealt with the United States and how incarceration differs for male and female inmates.
  • Assess the differences in security levels and the instutions designed to deal with each.
  • Differentiate the advantages and disadvantages of private prisons.
  • Summarize advances in technology institutional corrections and the benefits it offers.