History of Prisons

Complete the following CJi Interactive activities: 

Write a 700- to 1,400-word paper in which you compare jails and prisons. Identify a jail in your county, or one in a surrounding area, and a prison in your state to compare in the paper. Address the following in your comparison: 

  • Identify types of prisons.
  • What are the major differences between the selected jail and the selected prison?
  • Explain at least two aspects about jail and prison culture and subculture.
  • Explain why jails play an important role in the criminal justice system.
  • Discuss the role of community-based corrections programs associated with jails and prisons.
  • Describe violent behavior that occurs in jails and prisons.
  • Explain the role of probation and parole. 

Include information learned from the CJi Interactive activities in your paper. 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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