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Federal Department of Corrections

Federal Department of Corrections

The Federal Department of Corrections is known primarily as the Federal Bureau of Prisons, or FBOP. The Federal Department of Corrections is in charge of the prison system at the federal level, meaning that it is not directly in power over the state facilities, but it does have power over the federal facilities which are spread out among the states of America. 
The Federal Department of Corrections is split into several main regions, with main offices in each region. The regions of the Federal Department of Corrections include the Northeast Region, the Mid-Atlantic Region, the Southeast Region, the North Central Region, the South Central Region, and the Western Region. 
There is also a Central Office of the Federal Department of Corrections located in Washington, DC. Any given region may have a number of different facilities which fall under the jurisdiction of the Federal Department of Corrections. For example, the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Federal Department of Corrections has close to 15 different facilities and/or correctional complexes scattered throughout.
There are 115 different institutions currently in operation under the jurisdiction of the Federal Department of Corrections, as well as the 6 regional offices and 28 community corrections offices. The Federal Department of Corrections has jurisdiction over the 209,000 individuals who are within the Federal penal system instead of the State or County penal systems. 
Individuals may be transferred into the Federal Department of Corrections system from the state system, depending upon the offenses and particular situation of those inmates. 

Wisconsin Department of Corrections

Wisconsin Department of Corrections

The Wisconsin Department of Corrections oversees the correctional facilities and jails of Wisconsin for the purposes of keeping inmates incarcerated for the safety of the public, and rehabilitating those inmates so that when they leave the Wisconsin Department of Corrections system, they will be productive members of society. 
The institutions held under the jurisdiction of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections include the Chippewa Valley Correctional Treatment Facility, the Columbia Correctional Institution, the Dodge Correctional Institution, the Fox Lake Correctional Institution, the Green Bay Correctional Institution, the Jackson Correctional Institution, the Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution, the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility, the New Lisbon Correctional Institution, the Oakhill Correctional Institution, and the Oshkosh Correctional Institution, among others. 
In total, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections holds control over about 30 facilities throughout Wisconsin. The total population of inmates within the Wisconsin Department of Corrections is around 22,000 at the moment, with probationer and parolee individuals numbering close to 70,000 individuals.
One of the most important components of the overall Wisconsin Department of Corrections system is the Wisconsin Correctional Center System. The Correctional Centers controlled by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections are facilities which are designed to house no more than 300 inmates in facilities which are meant to help those inmates to recover and rehabilitate, such that they are ready for re-entry into the community. 
The Correctional Centers have programs which are designed to help with drug and alcohol rehabilitation, along with educational programs and even boot camp programs. The Wisconsin Department of Corrections put a primary focus of building work experience into these facilities. 

Minnesota Department of Corrections

Minnesota Department of Corrections

The Minnesota Department of Corrections, otherwise known as the MN Department of Corrections, is in charge of the state jails and prison population of Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Corrections currently holds jurisdiction over 9,200 inmates within the jails and facilities of Minnesota. Furthermore, the MN Department of Corrections supervises 20,000 adult and juvenile former inmates or offenders who are not imprisoned and are instead kept on parole, supervised release, or probation. 

The current Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Corrections is Joan Fabian. The facilities under the jurisdiction of the MN Department of Corrections include the Faribault, Lino Lakes, Oak Park Heights, Red Wing, Rush City, St. Cloud, Shakopee, Stillwater, Willow Ricer, Moose Lake, and Togo facilities. The budget held by the Minnesota Department of Corrections was close to $500 million dollars last year, and currently, the MN Department of Corrections employs 4250 individuals.

The main goals of the Minnesota Department of Corrections, as described in its own literature, include helping to rehabilitate offenders and inmates while also ensuring that justice is provided for the victims of the inmates' crimes. The MN Department of Corrections thus holds a number of programs which are designed to serve these goals. One of the most important such programs is the community service program, in which offenders are monitored within a community in order to ensure the safety of the public and the full transitioning of the inmates back into a regular, normal life. If you need legal advice and assistance, contact Minnesota lawyers.

 

New York Department of Corrections

New York Department of Corrections

The New York Department of Corrections, also known as the New York State Department of Corrections, or the NYS Department of Corrections, controls the jail system of New York State. The NYS Department of Corrections is in charge of 12 minimum security facilities such as Buffalo, Edgecombe, and Fulton, along with 1 minimum security camp, and 37 medium security facilities like Oneida, Franklin, and Adirondack. 
The NYS Department of Corrections is also in charge of 17 maximum security facilities, including Sing Sing, Coxackie and Five Points. Additionally, there is one facility under the jurisdiction of the NYS Department of Corrections which is a dedicated drug rehabilitation facility. This facility is called the Willard Drug Treatment Campus. According to recent reports, the NYS Department of Corrections holds close to 60,000 individuals in the prisons of New York State, the vast majority of who are male.
The NYS Department of Corrections also offers up a number of additional programs which are designed to assist inmates in their course of rehabilitation. For example, one such program is the Merit Time Program, which allows certain inmates who performed non-violent crimes to reduce their sentence if they follow a program and fulfill certain program goals. 
The NYS Department of Corrections also offers programs for helping inmates to overcome alcohol abuse problems and drug abuse problems, and it has programs in place which are designed to both diagnose and eliminate recidivism among the inmates.

Nevada Department of Corrections

Nevada Department of Corrections

The Nevada Department of Corrections is the department of the Nevada state government put in charge of the jails and penal system of Nevada. The Nevada Department of Corrections is governed not by a head Commissioner, as with most other Departments of Corrections, but instead is governed by the governor, the attorney general, and the secretary of state together.

The current governor and Chair of the Nevada Department of Corrections is Governor Jim Gibbons, while the current Attorney General of Nevada is Catherine Cortez Masto and the current Secretary of State of Nevada is Ross Miller. The Nevada Department of Corrections currently holds jurisdiction over close to 13 thousand inmates within the many facilities of Nevada.

The Nevada Department of Corrections holds jurisdiction 8 different institutions in the penal system of Nevada. These institutions include the Ely State Prison, the Nevada State Prison, the Warm Springs Correctional Center, the Southern Nevada Correctional Center, and the High Desert State Prison. 

The Nevada Department of Corrections is also in charge of 10 different conservation camps, including the Ely Conservation Camp, the Carlin Conservation Camp, the Pioche Conservation Camp, and the Silver Springs Conservation Camp. Conservation Camps are a variation of facility controlled by the Nevada Department of Corrections which has the inmates assisting in important conservation efforts, including efforts to prevent forest fires and roadside cleanup efforts. These Conservation Camps are generally minimum security facilities which hold relatively few inmates. Department of Corrections, and Level 3 facilities are high security facilities.  If you need legal advice and assistance, contact a Nevada lawyers.

North Carolina Department of Corrections

North Carolina Department of Corrections

The North Carolina Department of Corrections is currently led by the Secretary of Correction for North Carolina, Alvin W. Keller. The NC Department of Corrections covers the penal system for the state of North Carolina, and has a budget of over $1 billion and has over 20,000 employees. The inmates within the system covered by the NC Department of Corrections number at about 40,000, with another 125,000 former offenders being monitored by the NC Department of Corrections on probationary terms, or on parolee terms.

There are a large number of jails which are held under the jurisdiction of the NC Department of Corrections. These include Central Prison, Warren Correctional Institution, Rutherford Correctional Center, Neuse Correctional Institution, and Fountain Correctional Center for Women, among many others. The NC Department of Corrections offers a number of different programs for individuals within its prisons in order to help those individuals to gain important skills that might help them to start new lives once they leave the prisons of the NC Department of Corrections. 

These programs provided from the NC Department of Corrections manifest in Correction Enterprises, which is a program designed to provide inmates with the opportunity to work while also providing good services for the citizens of North Carolina. Furthermore, the NC Department of Corrections has a specific Division of Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency which is focused on helping inmates to rid themselves of such addictions and recover from the harm that such addictions might have caused them. If you need legal advice and assistance, contact North Carolina lawyers.

 

California Department of Corrections

California Department of Corrections

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation controls the prison system of California at the state level. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is led by Secretary Matthew Cate. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation features a budget of close to $10 billion according to recent years. This budget for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is split between over 30 different adult institutions for incarcerated individuals, including Avenal State Prison, Ironwood State Prison, and San Quentin State Prison. 

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation also features such programs as fire camps, which are specialized camps designed to allow inmates in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation jail system to help work in conservation efforts. These fire camps currently hold more than 4400 inmates in over 200 fire crews from 46 different camps. These crews can be sent out in order to help deal with problems in the wilderness of California such as forest fires, which not only helps inmates to grow in their skills and become prepared for re-entering the community, but it also provides a valuable service to the citizens of California.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation also has a number of other programs, such as programs for youthful inmates which are designed to keep them separated from adult inmates, and specialized re-entry facilities, which are facilities designed specifically to help former inmates re-enter the community successfully. Contact California lawyers for legal advice and assistance.

Texas Department of Corrections

Texas Department of Corrections

The Texas Department of Corrections, which is officially known as the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, is currently run by executive director Brad Livingston and Chairman Oliver J. Bell. The Texas Department of Corrections currently employs over 40,000 individuals in criminal justice related positions. 
The Texas Department of Corrections is one of the world’s largest criminal justice systems, with over 650000 offenders just on parole in 2009. The budget for the Texas Department of Corrections in 2009 was close to $3 billion. The Texas Department of Corrections contains 51 state prisons along with a number of other facilities for inmates, including medical facilities, transfer facilities, state jail facilities, geriatric facilities, and psychiatric facilities.
The Texas Department of Corrections offers a number of programs for inmates within the system, including programs at the Windham School District. The programs at the Windham School District for inmates are educational programs, designed to help adult inmates to become more educated in order to decrease recidivism and also help those inmates to become better adapted for life in the community. 
The Windham School District program of the Texas Department of Corrections offers up vocational and academic programs, and in the 2008-2009 year there were close to 80,000 inmates enrolled in the program from the jail system of the Texas Department of Corrections. The Texas Department of Corrections also offers such programs as a community supervision program, which is designed to help facilitate inmates in probationary positions. 

Missouri Department of Corrections

Missouri Department of Corrections

The Missouri Department of Corrections performs a number of different functions with regard to the jail system within Missouri. Currently, the Missouri Department of Corrections oversees an overall population of about 105,000 individuals, though not all of these individuals are full inmates in a jail or other institution. 30,458 of them are held in an institution by the Missouri Department of Corrections, while the rest are in different positions. 53,596 individuals are on probation under the jurisdiction of the Missouri Department of Corrections, and 17,873 are on parole, again under the jurisdiction of the Missouri Department of Corrections.

The Missouri Department of Corrections offers up a number of important services with regard to the inmates held within the jail system of Missouri. Some of these services include programs such as Puppies for Parole, which is a program that specifically allows certain inmates to help train rescue dogs, which not only prepares those inmates for life outside of prison, but also provides rescue dogs for the state of Missouri, which is a useful service. 

The Missouri Department of Corrections also operated the Missouri Re-entry Process, which helps the 20000 some-odd inmates who are released from the jail system controlled by the Missouri Department of Corrections into the community of Missouri every year. The Missouri Re-entry process ensures that inmates who are ready for release will not only have skills necessary in order to become productive citizens, but it also ensures that these individuals' mental health and psychological status is well-suited for release.  If you need legal advice and assistance, contact Missouri lawyers.

Kansas Department of Corrections

Kansas Department of Corrections

The Kansas Department of Corrections controls the state prisons of Kansas. Currently, the Kansas Department of Corrections houses 9054 individuals in its prisons, the vast majority of whom are male. The main facilities of the Kansas Department of Corrections include El Dorado, Ellsworth, Hutchinson, Lansing, Larned, Norton, Topeka, and Winfield facilities, as well as the Wichita Work Release Facility and the Kansas Correctional Industries facility. The current Secretary of Corrections who heads the Kansas Department of Corrections is Roger Werholtz.

The Kansas Department of Corrections offers a number of important services to inmates who may be leaving the facilities controlled by the Kansas Department of Corrections. Some of these services include the Offender Workforce Development, which is a particular program in which offenders are given courses and classes such that they might learn the skills necessary for them to function outside of jail and in the overall community. 

The Kansas Department of Corrections was able to secure lower rates of repeat offenses along with greater rates of employment after putting inmates into this program. In general, the current main play of the Kansas Department of Corrections with regard to allowing inmates re-entry into the community is known as the Kansas Offender Risk Reduction and Re-entry Plan, or KOR3P. This plan is specifically designed to ensure that every inmate who leaves the Kansas Department of Corrections system will immediately then have the skills and mentality necessary to succeed in the community. If you need legal advice and assistance, contact Kansas lawyers.