Learning Objectives

After finishing this chapter, you should be able to:

11.1 Summarize the history of institutional corrections.

11.2 Evaluate the current perspectives in institutional corrections.

11.3 Discuss the state of contemporary jails in the United States.

11.4 Differentiate how incarcerated women and minorities have been dealt with in the United States and how incarceration differs for male and female inmates and minorities.

11.5 Assess the differences in security levels in prisons and the institutions designed to deal with each.

11.6 Identify advances in technology in institutional corrections and the benefits technology offers.