The Correction System
By: Cole Lulfs, Kendall Moore, and Braden Mosley
When someone is found guilty, or convicted, of a crime, the corrections system takes over.
The correction system treats offenders in a number of ways like:
Criminals granted probation are allowed to return to their communities to live and work. However, they have certain limits to their freedoms.
Criminals must pay a fine or pay for the damage caused.
Criminals must do volunteer work in their community. Like, for example, picking up litter.
Criminals lose their freedom and privacy, and must live in a prison for a specific period of time.
Some states allow the death penalty for the most serious crimes. Death penalty is irreversible.
Important Words and their Meanings
Parole- release from prison or jail before the full term is up on condition of lawful behavior and with the requirement of regular reporting to an officer of the court.
Probation- act of suspending the sentence of a criminal offender and giving him or her freedom under the supervision of an officer of the law.