1. Acts of terror not only cause human injury, and often death, and property damage, but they also disrupt social order. Prevention of these devastating tragedies, keeping the peace, and apprehension of those responsible, are primary duties of law enforcement officials.
The court structure in the United States is comprised of a dual court system. The dual court system consists of “one system of state and local courts and another system of federal courts” (Bohm & Haley, 2011, p. 274). Although the system has a separate court system for state and federal court, they do connect in the United States Supreme Court. Each court has various levels of jurisdiction to hear and make decisions over cases (Bohm & Haley, 2011).
Contraband in correctional facilities is a security risk for administrators. Jails in Correctional Facilities routinely has a wide range of security procedures. While Contraband is increasingly Rising, staff members and inmates are at risk. New policies need to be implemented to reduce contraband. For Example, when inmates are searched leaving in or out the building, the guards should also be searched. Contraband plays a role on both sides of the field. Advanced Training and going back to the drawing board will help to reduce illegal items from entering the premises. Along with these new policies discipline needs to be in effect for both parties. This will help to get to the bottom of the contraband being in those facilities. Furthermore, it
The prisoners have the right to protect their privacy within the prison cells. Guards are not allowed to enter the prisons cells without following proper protocols to do so. The eighth amendment right is the right of the prisoners living conditions such as Solitary confinement is where a violate prisoner is separated from the general prison population. Physical Abuse is when a guard or other staff uses corporal punishment for a disciplinary act among the prisoners. Deadly force in the prison is not an uncommon punishment among the inmates ( Siegel & Bartollas, 2014). The deadly force was used to prevent prisoners from escaping from
When Sheriff Robert took us into the library he explained to us that the room is used for almost everything as in the medical room, conference room, and the library. When Sheriff Robert told us that I thought that was just ridiculous and something needed to be done about it. The WCJ seem warm and gloomy to me. There was certain parts at the WCJ that look like it just got remodeled and then there was the cell block that just looks worn out. The commissary didn’t really seem professional to me, honestly to me it just looks like some lady chilling in a closet with a lot of random items. Walk into the MCJ and I automatically got excited to see what was behind them doors. Everything seemed brand new and up to date at the
I have not been able to visit any of the jails surrounding my area. After searching the internet I have not been able to locate information regarding the facility or security so I have decided to write about the Brendan P. Maguire Correctional Facility.
The five methods are minimum, low, medium, high, complex, and administrative. The minimum security prisons are "low staff-to-inmate ratio, and are limited or no perimeter fencing".5 Low security prisons have a higher ratio than minimum prisons and have doubled fenced perimeters. Medium security prisons have greater controls inside and the perimeters are strengthened by double fences and electric detection systems. High security means the highest staff-to-inmate ratio. The perimeters are very secured an example would be featured walls. Federal Correctional Complexes are very close in proximity but they each have different missions. The closeness allows the staff to learn different types of security and allows additional resources.5 All administrative institutions, except for ADX, hold inmates of all security
Commercial bail bond agencies have been around in the United States since the late 1800s. With four states in the United States that have already banned commercial bail bond agencies, one wonders if commercial bail bond agencies are really needed, and if they are important when it comes to pretrial release. This paper will explore bail bond agencies history and how they became what they are today. The main purpose of this paper is to explore the ways that commercial bail bond agencies are important to pre-trial release, and explore the research and statistics that currently explain why commercial bail bond agencies are important.
A correctional facility must have a use of force policy that is constitutional and guides correctional officers in its application. The first step is to have a use of force policy to define what is considered force and when officers can use force, what types of force may be used, and what weapons are authorized (Carlton & Garrett, 2008). The policy must include a force continuum and levels of resistance along with what force is authorized for use against a certain level of resistance. The policy must contain how incidents involving the use of force are to be reported, reviewed, and what disciplinary actions will be taken for the excessive use of force. Also included should be procedures outlining the proper decontamination and medical procedures for uses of force. Nowadays there are many different types of nonlethal weapons available including pepper spray, batons, Tasers, and less lethal firearms (Carlton & Garrett, 2008). Their place in the force continuum must be defines along with what personnel that are authorized to use them, limitations on their use, and, if stored, where they are to be stored (Carlton & Garrett, 2008). There should also be a provision for a Personnel Early Warning System (PEWS) to record all uses of force so that if any officer has a predetermined number of incidents within a certain time period, all incidents can be examined to determine if there is a pattern or a problem with a particular officer. The policy should
In Direct Supervision facilities, officers are housed with inmates to monitor and control their affairs in other to ensure inmates’ safety by deterring them from being violent toward one another or attempting to commit crime. Constant association of officers with inmates has been reported not only to have reduced inmate on inmate attacks but also dissolved
Upon an evaluation of the benefits that specialized courts has on a community by way of promoting positive change in individuals to better themselves and the community as a whole, it is recommended that the court administrator move forward with efforts to create specialized courts and support ongoing funding to sustain these types of problem solving
State National Guards (air and army), can convene summary and special courts martial for state-level, peacetime military offenses committed by non-federalized Guard Airmen and Soldiers, in the same manner as federal courts martial proceed. The authority for States to convene courts