a state or federal confinement facility that has custodial authority over adults sentenced to confinement
a contemporary model of imprisonment based on the principle of just deserts
the size of the correctional population an institution can effectively hold. There are 3 types: rated, operational, and design
the number of inmates a prison can handle according to the judgement of experts
the number of inmates a prison can effectively accommodate based on management considerations
the number of inmates a prison was intended to hold when it was built or modified
a system used by prison administrators to assign inmates to custody levels based on offense history, assessed dangerousness, perceived risk of escape, and other factors
an acronym for administrative maximum. This term issued by the federal government to denote ultra-high security prisons
A confinement facility administrated by an agency of local government, typically a law enforcement agency, intended for adults but sometimes also containing juveniles. This holds people who are being detained pending adjudication or who were committed after adjudication, usually those sentenced to a year or less
A temporary confinement facility that eliminated many of the traditional barriers between inmates and corrections staff. Physical barriers in this type of jail are far less common than in traditional jails, allowing staff members the opportunity for greater interaction with, and control over, residents.
A jail that is built and run using combined resources of a variety of local jurisdictions.
The movement toward the wider use of private prisons.
A correctional institution operated by a private firm on behalf of a local or state government.
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