As I prepare my program, I expect callers to ask questions regarding this subject such as:
1) Should the community correction policy be purposed to watch over an inmate’s behavior?
In case an offender has been taken to prison, watching over the inmate is essential in order to prevent them to engage in fights or uncouth behavior. It’s the role of the correctional officer to prevent the prisoners from escaping from the prison.
2) Who should be responsible in admitting and discharging the inmates in and out of the prison?
When a person is taken into custody, there is a need to have proper records of the person. The correction policy will ascertain that the inmate’s details are properly recorded, in the prisons database. Both the fingerprints and the photograph pertaining to the inmate are taken (Blomberg, 1984).
3) Should a visit to the prison to check on the prisoners be monitored?
Visitors are allowed to visit prisoners during particular hours of the day. However, it is the responsibility of the correctional officers to ensure that there is nothing wrong that may transpire between the prisoners and their families.
4) Is it the role of the police officers, the criminal justice system or the correctional officer to help rehabilitate the prisoners?
After one is arrested by the police officers, and trialed in the court system, the correction officer takes charge in rehabilitating the inmate. Rehabilitating whether in the prison or out of the prison is very important since it helps one adapt to the society without causing any chaos (Blomberg, 1984).
5) Is it under the correction policy to assign the inmates some work while they are under rehabilitation process?
Some of the jobs that rehabilitees do are part of the rehabilitation process, and this prepares them to adapt to the community when they rehabilitation is over.
Community corrections programs are considered as an apparent improvement over the customary corrections programs for civilized reasons. These corrections are considered charitable in that, they give offenders an opportunity to continue with their normal life, while still at the surveillance by a correctional officer. Together with that, the programs are regarded charitable because they try as much as possible to preserve positive aspects of incarceration. A correction officer, therefore, comes in to help the criminal justice system watch over people that are in custody, and are waiting to be tried, or they have been convicted. Having discussed that, I believe that community correction policies are purposed for rehabilitation of offenders, and that is the reason, the offenders are left to go on with their usual life, or continue with their jobs without being put behind bars, but, they are put under close vigilance (Benzvy-Miller, 1990).
Benzvy-Miller, S. (1990). Community corrections and the NIMBY syndrome. Forum, 2, 18-22.
Blomberg, T. (1984). Community control: An assessment of an alternative to prison. Draft paper.
Florida State University.