Learning Objectives

After finishing this chapter, you should be able to:

11.1 Define institutional corrections and identify the differences between penology and new penology.

11.2 Summarize the history of institutional corrections.

11.3 Evaluate the current perspectives in institutional corrections.

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

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

11.6 Differentiate how incarcerated women and people of color have been dealt with in the United States and how incarceration differs for men and women and people of color.

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