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Boot Camps, Diversion Centers and Prisons

1. Compare and contrast boot camps and diversion centers (not jails). Also describe the differences in an adult diversion center, detention center, and a halfway or transitional house.

2. Compare and contrast federal, state, and local prisons. What is the role of the private prison?

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1. Compare and contrast boot camps and diversion centers (not jails). Also describe the differences in an adult diversion center, detention center, and a halfway or transitional house.

One paragraph will be a difficult attainment for comparing and describing these FIVE types of corrections facilities, so it might be longer than one paragraph, and keep what fits for you.

A boot camp is a training camp for military recruits. However, it is also a correctional facility that uses the training techniques applied to military recruits to teach usually youthful offenders socially acceptable patterns of behavior (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/boot+camp). Specifically, boot camps have been part of the correctional and penal system of the United States since the early 1980's. Modeled after military recruit training camps, the programs are based on shock incarceration grounded on military techniques (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boot_camp_%28correctional%29). Conversely, unlike the lock-up of boot camps, diversion centers are residential, with the probationers hold paying jobs in the local community or go to school. Probationers may be sentenced directly to a diversion center or may be sent there as part of a revocation or sentence modification. All paychecks are sent directly to the centers, which deduct room and board, restitution, fines, fees, and other court ordered monies before depositing the remainder in an account for the probationer. If the probationer has a family, support for the family is also withdrawn from this account. The probationer may make small withdrawals from the account for transportation to and from work, ...

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This solution compares and contrasts boot camps and diversion centers (not jails). It also describe the differences in an adult diversion center, detention center, and a halfway or transitional house. Finally, it compares and contrasts federal, state, and local prisons and explains the role of the private prison. Supplemented with an article on comparing prison, jail and the detention center.

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