You must have at least four meaningful sentences in the discussion.  Discussion must be in Microsoft Word and must be an original answer no plagiarism.  Primary postings should include either a concise summary of information or an analysis of the topic under study.  Please don’t use long quotations.  Please note within the text of your discussion posting where you got your information.  Outside research should be academic in nature and come from reputable peer reviewed sources.  You must include two references with your posting cited in APA style.  Discussions Questions will be answered separately. Each week there will be a media assignment consisting of an article,  a video, podcast or other media. You must  review this media and integrate and synthesize its content into the week’s discussion.

Discussion 3
For this week’s discussion consider that the vast majority of inmates now serving time in prisons will be released from custody at some point. That said, what can the corrections component of the criminal justice system do to prepare these inmates for reintegration? 

Podcast/Article Review
Listen to the podcast, “A Prison Guard Tells His Side of the Story, Over Whiskey.” This podcast brings you to the real world of corrections and showcases a correctional officer who discusses working with some of America’s most dangerous criminals. Their conversation spans from drinks at a bar to dinner with the officer’s family.

Discussion 4
This sounds a little simplistic but for this week’s discussion discuss three major problems jail inmates bring to the institution—in order of importance. How should the first one on your list be best controlled?

Website/Article: Go to the American Correctional Association’s website and download and read the article titled, “Using Technology to Monitor Offenders: A Community Corrections Perspective.” The article can be found at the following URL:

Video/Article Review
Watch this PBS special on private prisons. This documentary discusses the moral, ethical and practical concerns of housing criminals in a private institution opposed to state and federal prisons. The documentary focuses on the differences between inmate safety in public versus private facilities. 

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