Prison and Probation Supervision Program Essay

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Michelle Lozano
Sheila Toppin
Sentencing Paper

Punishment in the United States Criminal Justice system may vary depending on the extent of the criminal and/or act involved. There are six forms of punishment associated with the Criminal Justice System. The six forms of punishment are: Intensive Probation supervision which includes (probation, parole, and house arrest) Incarceration, Rehabilitation (drug rehab, counseling, etc., Restitution and fines, Capital Punishment, and Alternative Punishments which include detailing the crime while standing in a conspicuous location, completing community service hours or participating in programs aimed at helping the convicted realize how their crime affected and/or hurt others. Intensive Probation supervision is when someone is sentenced to prison time or granted a term of probation by the court, offenders who would otherwise have been incarcerated in the State Department of Corrections at initial sentencing or as a result of a technical violation of standard probation. Intensive Probation supervision (IPS) is designed to provide strict control, surveillance, and supervision in a manner which will restrict and monitor the offender’s every movement and activity in the community. Offenders under house arrest and also monitored by teams consisting of an Adult Probation Officer and a surveillance officer. The offenders are monitored at least four times per week. Offenders are obligated to submit their paycheck stubs, and are also obligated to successfully complete the rigorous Intensive Probation Supervision Program. Offender are also required to wear an ankle bracelet that is monitored 24/7. If at any point the ankle bracelet is tampered with officials are immediately notified and the offender will be taken into custody. Incarceration is the punishment phase, police officers and other law enforcement officers including federal, state, and local law makers are authorized to arrest and confine persons that are suspects of a crime. The Judicial System can confine persons convicted of a crime. A jail is a facility designed to confine and/or incarcerate persons after arrest and before trial, or for a short time period upon conviction for a lesser offense. A prison is built to house persons for longer periods of time following a conviction for a more serious offense. Jail may also be called detention centers, and prison may be called correctional facilities or penitentiaries. Rehabilitation and/or Punishment are a major part of the criminal justice system and are very effective in controlling crime. The purpose is to instill fear on the offender so that they will not commit future crimes. Restitution in the Criminal Justice System means payment by an offender to the victim for harm caused by the offender’s wrongful acts. Restitution is also ordered by a judge and is the law of compensating someone for a loss or injury, which can include paying back medical expenses, attorney fees, something lost, stolen or simply a repayment. Capital Punishment and/or