The method of confining people is an ever changing process, this will not lighten up in year 2020, but our society is always advancing towards a better future. Imagine for a moment, coming across the most sadistic inhabitants ever confined behind bars, knowing that at any second it can be their last. Corrections is a real arena, not the World Wrestling Federation where winning the fight means gaining cash and notoriety. Instead, in this arena its officers and inhabitants can end up dead. “Every day thousands of corrections officers, book, house, transport and guard America's prisoners.
From the local city jail to maximum-security penitentiaries it's an environment that can turn volatile in an instant. ” (Wagner, 2009, Pg. 01, ¶01) In the year 2020, technology will continue to advance and numerous methods will be used in order to keep inmates at bay. The year 2020 will offer advanced training in such fields as weapons defense, cell extractions, and to control disturbances, just to name a few. Current state correctional facilities require extensive state funds in order to operate. In the year 2020, all state correctional facilities will operate by way of incarcerated individuals.
Meaning, all state correctional facilities will have offenders pay their own way. Such as, growing their own foods, conducting manual labor, basically anything and everything they can do to pay their own way. This will help by alleviating tax payer money and using it for bigger causes. Without doubt, this method will be useful by eliminating the financial need from the state. This method will also eliminate excessive surplus that inmates do not require. Correctional expenditures, revenues, and debt will be under control in the year 2020.
In an effort to prevent offenders from returning to the criminal justice system the system the department of corrections offers requires intensive aftercare programs while in work release facilities. Crimes involving drugs and alcohol are on the rise in the year 2020 therefore requiring more focus on treating the problem while the offender is in custody and at work release facilities. Punishment will no longer be the department’s main focus. The department will emphasize the importance of rehabilitation and correction of behavior. The way the department plans on reducing recidivism this year will be as follows:
? Education & job readiness training will be available to offenders as soon as they are released into a work release facility. These opportunities will provide offenders with skills and contacts in the community to assist with job placement. ? Drug and alcohol treatment will begin as soon as an offender has entered the correctional facility. Psychologists who specialize in drug & alcohol counseling will facilitate treatment. The current drug and alcohol treatment being given by “chemical dependency professionals” will be terminated because of the credentials for that profession isn’t strict enough.
? Mental health counseling while in custody and while they are in the work release facility will be available to help the offenders with the transition. The psychologists will give this counseling, psychiatrists only and not state registered counselors. ? Offenders will not be treated like they are still in prison when they are in the work release facilities. There will be rules that must be followed but the goal of the program will not be to “catch them messing up”. The goal will be if they mess up, what can be done to ensure that they don’t do it again and to find out why they messed up.
In conclusion, many changes in the future are anticipated in terms of the Criminal Justice System (policing, courts, and corrections) by the year 2020. Social, economic, and technological matters are all anticipated in the policing field. Courts will be strictly electronic and integrated to access other court systems in the nation. Corrections will utilize electronic monitoring, be financially self-reliant, and will offer advanced training in weapons defense, cell extractions, and to control disturbances.
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