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Chapter 11 Extra Credit: FBOP
Research the Federal Bureau of Prisons website at http://www.bop.gov/about/statistics/ Access “Public Info” and then “Quick Facts and Statistics” from the topic list. Use the data provided to construct a demographic profile of inmates (demographics about age, race, gender, security level, offense for which incarcerated, etc.). You should discuss this profile in detail to demonstrate an understanding of the issue.
Click on Prison Facilities and gather data about various types of federal institutions: USP, FCI, Camp, Medical FCI, etc. They may be in any state(s) of your choosing. Discuss in detail your findings about the characteristics of each. Address the security level classification of the institutions you researched.
Provide links to each of the institutions you researched. Sites such as ask.com, answers.com, Wikipedia.com, wisegeek.com do not rise to the level of academic research and are not acceptable.
Chapter 12 Extra Credit: Violent Offenders
Prison staff’s response to violent offenders is to segregate those individuals into a maximum security cell for up to 23 hours a day. This segregation may last for years at a time, often impacting the mental health of the inmate. Research segregation within a prison and discuss the results of your research in detail in order to demonstrate an understanding of the issue. Also, give your opinion if this is the only viable alternative to handling the violent inmate. Provide a link to at least one internet site you researched. Sites such as ask.com, answers.com, Wikipedia.com, wisegeek.com do not rise to the level of academic research and are not acceptable.