Complete the worksheet by writing short responses to the questions in each row.
How would you differentiate male and female prisoner backgrounds? Is there a better solution to prisoner background classification? Explain.
Females’ backgrounds—fewer violent crimes, more drug related crimes (like property and prostitution) More physical and sexual abuse in backgrounds. More influenced by family problems. Most have children and were the primary caretakers of those children.
Males’ backgrounds—more violent crimes, early age for drug abuse, less chronic disease and illness than female prisoners, less mental health problems, started criminal behavior at an earlier age, less IV drug use, easier to complete treatment programs.
How do state and federal prisoners differ? What issues affect state versus federal prisoners?
What is the difference between jail inmates and prison inmates? What would happen if jail inmates were assimilated into prison systems effective immediately?
How would you describe prison life? How has prison life changed over time? Should prisoner quality of life be a concern?