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  1. Introduction
  2. Corrections Trend Evaluation
  3. Present Trends
  4. Past Trends
  5. Future Trends
  6. Conclusion

With the rise in the inmate population over the past decade brought changes with the types of punishment and has caused an increase in the demand of community-based sanctions.

To help with prison overcrowding community-based programs were put in place. Deterioration continues to chastise the criminal justice system with the increase in inmates in the prison population. A connection between institutions and community-based corrections has to be met to lower the prison population causing overcrowding.

Institutions and community-based facilities should provide criminals with punishment and rehabilitation. The violent criminals should face some type of punishment whereas the non-violent criminals should have to go through rehabilitation. If inmates were provide education, proficiency skills, and job training it would help him or her with a successful transition back in society after he or she is released. An inmate is likely to become a repeat offender without proper rehabilitation. This is an important step for criminals to take. It will also be beneficial if he or she goes for parole. The judge would have facts to look at such as working, attempting to get a GED,

[...] When a violator committed an infraction inmates were sent immediately to solitary confinement. People believed that law breakers should be punished for his or her crime when an infraction was committed. An inmate's well-being or health was not a concern to the public. Society views on crime and criminal behavior allowed for harsher sentences rather than rehabilitation. CORRECTIONS TREND 4 Looking at the sentence length for defendants there is usually a direct correlation. ?When punishment dominates, laws are passed making incarceration easier to apply with provisions for longer sentences. [...]


[...] Also, the future and current issues prisons and prison administrators are developing in the different trends. Operating around two different sides, punishment versus rehabilitation is how the institutions operate. Present Trends With the rise in the inmate population over the past decade brought changes with the types of punishment and has caused an increase in the demand of community-based sanctions. To help with prison overcrowding community-based programs were put in place. Deterioration continues to chastise the criminal justice system with the increase in inmates in the prison population. [...]


[...] Conclusion Budget cuts and prison overcrowding will be something that the criminal justice system will have issues with in the future. The problem is also going on currently. Community-based programs will be something that will be talked out about more in the future. The criminal justice system has to figure out ways to deal with the current and future problems within the corrections settings. CORRECTIONS TREND 6 References James, N. (2013, January). The federal prison population buildup: Overview, policy changes, issues, and options. Retrieved from http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42937.pdf Muraskin, R. & Roberts. [...]

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