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Describe how the American system of corrections developed. Compare and contrast the Pennsylvania System, The New York System (Auburn State Prison), prisons in the South, prisons in the West and Private Prisons.

Provide a detailed written response to each question. Be sure to address every aspect of the question.

1. Describe the world of someone in prison- List some of the programs and services available to prisoners. Describe the three different forms of prison violence.
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2. Josue Garcia-Medina
27 Year old, Mexican-American Male, Prior Juvenile probation for fights and suspected gang activity on school campus.
Arrested/ Convicted of:
Assault with a deadly weapon- A crowbar; He threatened and ultimately assaulted a rival gang member.
Victim: 21 year old Mexican-American male; the victims family.
Impact: Fearful Community Members.
Sentence:
5-7 years; Time Served: 4.5 years
Incidents Within Custody:
Two fights within first six months.
Progress in Prison:
Earned GED in custody; No write ups or incidents in 4 years.
Involved in Prison Catholic Ministries.
Earned Cosmetology License
Works in the prison as a barber, for the past 1.5 years.

Refer to the client scenario above. Acting as the parole board, discuss the eight (8) discretionary factors considered when determining parole release, and make a decision about releasing Josue. Justify your decision. Address one of the reentry problems Josue is anticipated to encounter upon his release. Be specific.

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3. Discuss the prison economy. What is it and how do prisoners utilize it within prison? Provide examples.
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4. Describe how the American system of corrections developed. Compare and contrast the Pennsylvania System, The New York System (Auburn State Prison), prisons in the South, prisons in the West and Private Prisons.
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5. Identify and discuss four special populations within prisons. Identify their issues and how facilities must respond to specific convict need.