What is the main difference between jails and prisons?

AIU Race Staff And Punishment Representative Bureaucracy In American State Prisons Discussion

American InterContinental University

Question Description

 

Part 1: Jail or Prison

Your presentation (attached) to the high school class in Week 1 sparked additional questions by the class regarding the differences between jails and prisons. The teacher asked you to create a handout that could be provided to the class to explain the differences. To begin your handout, answer the following question in 90 words each.

  • What is the main difference between jails and prisons? Provide examples.
  • When would someone go to jail instead of prison? Explain why.

Part 2: Security Levels

Now that you have explained the difference between jail and a prison, the future corrections officers want to know why there are different types of prisons and levels of security. Complete the table to provide examples for your recruits.

Type of Prison Prison Design
Minimum
Medium
Maximum

You have explained the different types of prisons and levels of security. Now let’s see if you know who would serve where.

Choose one of the following people to research and write about:

  • El Chapo
  • Felicity Huffman

Write a 175-word summary in which you explain the offense of the individual and security level of the prison they served or are serving their sentence.