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Classification Systems Used by State Prison Systems

Explain why and how objective classification systems are used by state prison systems.

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As our prisons become overcrowded and the amount of staffing becomes reduced due to budgets, the importance of classifying inmates on their propensity to re-commit while incarcerated is important. In saying this, correction officers are able to identify those high risk inmates and deal with them in a disciplinary manner. Below we'll discuss the inmate classification, reclassification, and internal classification systems. Additionally we'll define what they involve and how classification helps control inmate behavior and support prison management.

Classification of an inmate will assist prison management and correction officers ...

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As our prisons become overcrowded and the amount of staffing becomes reduced due to budgets, the importance of classifying inmates on their propensity to re-commit while incarcerated is important. In saying this, correction officers are able to identify those high risk inmates and deal with them in a disciplinary manner. Below we'll discuss the inmate classification, reclassification, and internal classification systems.

350 word essay with reference

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