Assignment 3: Corrections history Case Study

Assignment 3: Corrections Case Study

Due Week 10 and worth 200 points

The history of correctional institutions is well-documented. Correctional institutions (jails and prisons) house individuals who are awaiting trial, serving both short and long term sentences. Correctional officers are responsible for the monitoring, treatment and supervision of individuals who have been found guilty by a court of law.

For this assignment, we will take you inside a look at the “2016 Most Violent Prison“. Please review this video now if you haven’t already done so, before beginning Assignment 3.

After reviewing the video, download the Assignment 3 template. Answer the following questions within the template, then upload the completed template to the assignment submission link in Week 10:

  1. Describe the main methods Sergeant Baldwin and his staff use to maintain order and safety in the prison. Take a position on the effectiveness, risks, pros and cons, and ethics of these methods.
  2. Choose one (1) of the inmates profiled in this video – Terry Dibble, Simkayta Winfield, Jerico Jones, or Gregory Crowder – and discuss their situation. Explain how they ended up at Statefield, the main issues they described facing, and the methods they use to cope with their time in prison.
  3. Discuss the effect you feel the presence of the active armed guards has on the violence level and overall safety within this prison.
  4. Describe the issue of isolation in Statesville presented in this video and the effects connections and contact with outside visitors can have on the prisoners’ mental status.
  5. Identify at least two (2) issues that gay inmates here uniquely face. Identify at least one (1) method of protecting gay inmates against each of these identified issues.
  6. Take a position on how you believe conditions at Statefield could be improved. Include at least two (2) specific actions that could be taken to improve conditions (i.e. security and safety, abuse and use of force, isolation, poor food quality, etc.). Provide a rationale for your position.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Outline the major characteristics and purposes of prisons, including prisoners’ rights and prison society.
  • Summarize the current ethical issues faced by criminal justice professionals and the future of the criminal justice system.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in criminal justice.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the question responses on the template, and language and writing skills, using this rubric.

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Describe the main methods Sergeant Baldwin and his staff use to maintain order and safety in the prison. Take a position on the effectiveness, risks, pros and cons, and ethics of these methods.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely described the main methods Sergeant Baldwin and his staff use to maintain order and safety in the prison. Did not submit or incompletely took a position on the effectiveness, risks, pros and cons, and ethics of these methods.

Insufficiently described the main methods Sergeant Baldwin and his staff use to maintain order and safety in the prison. Insufficientlytook a position on the effectiveness, risks, pros and cons, and ethics of these methods.

Partially described the main methods Sergeant Baldwin and his staff use to maintain order and safety in the prison.Partially took a position on the effectiveness, risks, pros and cons, and ethics of these methods.

Satisfactorily described the main methods Sergeant Baldwin and his staff use to maintain order and safety in the prison.Satisfactorily took a position on the effectiveness, risks, pros and cons, and ethics of these methods.

Thoroughly described the main methods Sergeant Baldwin and his staff use to maintain order and safety in the prison.Thoroughly took a position on the effectiveness, risks, pros and cons, and ethics of these methods.

2. Choose one (1) of the inmates profiled in this video and discuss their situation. Explain how they ended up at Statefield, the main issues they described facing, and the methods they use to cope with their time in prison.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletelydiscussed the situation of an identified inmate profiled in the video. Did not submit or incompletely explained how they ended up at Statefield. Did not submit or incompletely explained the main issues they are facing. Did not submit or incompletely explained the methods they use to cope with their time in prison.

Insufficientlydiscussed the situation of an identified inmate profiled in the video. Insufficiently explained how they ended up at Statefield. Insufficiently explained the main issues they are facing. Insufficiently explained the methods they use to cope with their time in prison.

Partiallydiscussed the situation of an identified inmate profiled in the video. Partially explained how they ended up at Statefield. Partially explained the main issues they are facing. Partially explained the methods they use to cope with their time in prison.

Satisfactorilydiscussed the situation of an identified inmate profiled in the video. Satisfactorily explained how they ended up at Statefield. Satisfactorily explained the main issues they are facing. Satisfactorily explained the methods they use to cope with their time in prison.

Thoroughlydiscussed the situation of an identified inmate profiled in the video. Thoroughly explained how they ended up at Statefield. Thoroughly explained the main issues they are facing. Thoroughly explained the methods they use to cope with their time in prison.

3. Discuss the effect you feel the presence of the active armed guards has on the violence level and overall safety within this prison.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely discussed the effect you feel the presence of the active armed guards has on the violence level and overall safety within this prison.

Insufficiently discussed the effect you feel the presence of the active armed guards has on the violence level and overall safety within this prison.

Partially discussed the effect you feel the presence of the active armed guards has on the violence level and overall safety within this prison.

Satisfactorily discussed the effect you feel the presence of the active armed guards has on the violence level and overall safety within this prison.

Thoroughly discussed the effect you feel the presence of the active armed guards has on the violence level and overall safety within this prison.

4. Describe the issue of isolation in Statesville presented in this video and the effects connections and contact with outside visitors can have on the prisoners’ mental status.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely described the issue of isolation in Statesville presented in this video. Did not submit or incompletely described the effects connections and contact with outside visitors can have on the prisoners’ mental status.

Insufficiently described the issue of isolation in Statesville presented in this video. Insufficiently described the effects connections and contact with outside visitors can have on the prisoners’ mental status.

Partially described the issue of isolation in Statesville presented in this video. Partially described the effects connections and contact with outside visitors can have on the prisoners’ mental status.

Satisfactorily described the issue of isolation in Statesville presented in this video. Satisfactorily described the effects connections and contact with outside visitors can have on the prisoners’ mental status.

Thoroughly described the issue of isolation in Statesville presented in this video. Thoroughly described the effects connections and contact with outside visitors can have on the prisoners’ mental status.

5. Identify at least two (2) issues that gay inmates here uniquely face. Identify at least one (1) method of protecting gay inmates against each of these identified issues.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely identified at least two (2) issues that gay inmates here uniquely face. Did not submit or incompletely identified at least one (1) method of protecting gay inmates against each of these identified issues.

Insufficiently identified at least two (2) issues that gay inmates here uniquely face. Insufficiently identified at least one (1) method of protecting gay inmates against each of these identified issues.

Partially identified at least two (2) issues that gay inmates here uniquely face. Partially identified at least one (1) method of protecting gay inmates against each of these identified issues.

Satisfactorily identified at least two (2) issues that gay inmates here uniquely face. Satisfactorily identified at least one (1) method of protecting gay inmates against each of these identified issues.

Thoroughly identified at least two (2) issues that gay inmates here uniquely face. Thoroughly identified at least one (1) method of protecting gay inmates against each of these identified issues.

6. Take a position on how you believe conditions at Statefield could be improved. Include at least two (2) specific actions that could be taken to improve conditions.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely took a position on how you believe conditions at Statefield could be improved. Did not submit or incompletely included at least two (2) specific actions that could be taken to improve conditions.

Insufficiently took a position on how you believe conditions at Statefield could be improved. Insufficiently included at least two (2) specific actions that could be taken to improve conditions.

Partially took a position on how you believe conditions at Statefield could be improved. Partially included at least two (2) specific actions that could be taken to improve conditions.

Satisfactorily took a position on how you believe conditions at Statefield could be improved. Satisfactorily included at least two (2) specific actions that could be taken to improve conditions.

Thoroughly took a position on how you believe conditions at Statefield could be improved. Thoroughly included at least two (2) specific actions that could be taken to improve conditions.

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