Chapter 11 Prisons and Jails. Learning Objectives. Discuss the major characteristics and purpose of today’s prisons Describe the prison population in America today Describe the just deserts model
A state or federal confinement facility that has custodial authority over adults sentenced to confinement.
The size of the correctional population an institution can effectively hold.
A confinement facility administered by an agency of local government, typically a law enforcement agency, intended for adults but sometimes also containing juveniles, which holds people detained pending adjudication or committed after adjudication, usually those sentenced to a year or less.
A temporary confinement facility that eliminates many of the traditional barriers between inmates and correctional staff.