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Every man who enters the custody of the Indiana Department of Corrections does so in the same condition—naked as the day he was born. Under the wary eyes of prison guards, he and fellow inmates must shower and then de-louse one another. Naked, but not alone, they emerge into their new existence as wards of the DOC. Some of these inmates will spend their prison lives behind tall fences with many restrictions on their activities; others may be released to work outside the prison walls and allowed many liberties. Their fate depends upon the nature and extent of their crimes and the availability of space in the appropriate facility. Prison Profiles delineates the profiles of both the prisons and the prisoners who inhabit them. The book describes the classification system used by the Indiana Department of Correction to determine which inmate is assigned to which institution by following six typical male offenders through the process. Portraying a wide variety of criminals and their crimes, Prison Profiles shows how their sentences may be served under vastly different circumstances. Profiling the facilities, the work investigates the great contrast in levels of security and custody maintained at different types of penal institutions. By studying the backgrounds of the six inmates, monitoring their progress through the classification and assignment procedures, and then witnessing their daily lives behind bars, the reader is introduced to the complex issues involved in the administration of the criminal justice system. The timely topics of crime control, inmate treatment, prison overcrowding and cost containment are addressed. A glossary is provided to explain the vocabulary of the professionals and the vernacular of the prisoners.The following chapter summaries describe what readers may expect to encounter as they examine the profiles. Chapter One: The Reception and Diagnostic CenterFollow the fortunes of typical prisoners from fumigation to indoctrination. See how an inmate is assimilated into the prison system from the delousing shower to the psychological testing. Learn about the security levels and custody designations which range from open camps to isolated cells. Find out how the Indiana Department of Corrections decides which prisoner goes where.Chapter Two: ClassificationMeet a Classification Specialist and look over his shoulder as he conducts interviews with and reviews paperwork of three typical offenders—a drunk driver, a troubled teen, and a middle-aged child abuser. See how the specialist considers the nature of the offense, past criminal history, and test results to determine ideal placement of the offender. Learn why most inmates serve only half of their sentences.Chapter Three: Classification ContinuedSpend another day with the Classification Specialist, this time in the company of three offenders who spell major trouble for the system—a street-wise drug dealer with diabetes, a quiet murderer with a psychosis, and a violent gangster with a trigger-hot temper. Read their psychological records and learn how staff members try to alert one another to the potential problems they pose.Chapter Four: The FarmFollow the drunk driver to one of the state’s oldest prisons. Learn about the history of the penal system in Indiana--how inmates lived in tents while making the bricks to build dor??????? ??? ?????????? ??? ????????? ??? ???? ?? ????? ?????????? ??? ????? ? ??????????? ?????? ?? ?? ??????? ?? ?? ??? ?????? ??????? ?? ??????? ????????? ????????? ??????? ??? ??????????? ?? ??? ???? ????????? ?? ?????? ?????? ??????? ?? ??? ????????? ????????????????? ????? ??? ???????????????? ????? ??????? ?????? ?????????? ???????? ??????? ??? ????? ???????? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ????
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ISBN: 9781462823123
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