Discuss why so many mentally ill people are in prison. What are the challenges officers face when dealing with mentally ill inmates? How do correctional goals fit with mentally ill inmates? Discuss the importance of initial supervision and assistance of offenders in the community. Why may parole increase an ex-felon’s chances of successful reentry? Justify your response with material from the high school textbook or at least one scholarly academic journal article.
Discuss the changes in punishment over time. What caused these changes? What might punishment look like in the future? Discuss the differences between traditional probation and intensive supervision probation. Justify your response with material from the textbook or at least one scholarly academic journal article.