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CJ 210 4-0 Quiz
Course: The U.S. Correctional System Southern New Hampshire University
1. Which of the following are types of community-based corrections? Select all that apply.
a. Released on bail
b. Returned to parental supervision
c. Diversion
d. Probation
Answer: C- Diversion, and D- Probation
2. True or false: Private prisons are more cost effective than state- or federally operated
prisons.
a. True
b. False
Answer: False
3. What is the initial step of admission to jail? Select one.
a. Receiving a housing assignment
b. Receiving a booking charge
c. Completing a risk assessment
d. Being given a classification
Answer: B- Receiving a booking charge
4. Which of the following are jails constitutionally mandated to make available? Select
one.
a. Early release for good behavior
b. Drug and alcohol treatment programs
c. Adequate healthcare
d. Jobs inside the jails
Answer: C- Adequate healthcare
5. What was the correctional philosophy behind the solitary confinement cells in Eastern
State Penitentiary? Select one.
a. They made prison administration easier
b. They provided privacy for inmates
c. They provided the right environment for penance and moral reform
d. They protected inmates from violence of other inmates
Answer: C- They provided the right environment for penance and moral reform
6. The architectural design of prisons indicates its desired outcomes for incarcerated
inmates. Match each type of prison architecture with its desired outcome.
a. A design, frequently used for women’s prisons, that creates the expectation that
those who behave like human beings will be treated as such. Answer: Courtyard
design
b. A design used for minimum and medium security prisons that allows some
freedom of movement. Answer: Campus design
c. A design frequently used for maximum security prisons that allows prisoners to be
housed by classification levels. Answer: Telephone pole design
d. A design with a control center and radiating spokes that allows for the control
center to be at a central location for all prisoners. Answer: Radial design
7. Which of the following are characteristics of women’s prisons? Select all that apply.
a. All security classifications may share the same facility
b. Inmates see their prison life as one of survival
c. Are large, sometimes housing several thousand inmates
d. Sexual interaction is much more likely to be consensual
Answer: A- All security classifications may share the same facility, and D- Sexual
interaction is much more likely to be consensual
8. Prisons are frequently described by the type of security they provide. Match each type
of prison with its description.
a. Inmates move around freely in a less restrictive environment. They may be
allowed to work in the community. Answer: Minimum security prisons
b. Inmates are kept in what could be a 23-hour lockdown. They shower, eat, and
exercise alone. Answer: Supermax prisons
c. Inmates are considered an escape risk. Therefore, perimeter fencing and security
are present. Answer: Medium security prisons
d. Inmates are typically housed in individual cells. Movement is restricted and
inmates are sometimes escorted in handcuffs. Answer: Maximum security
prisons
9. Which of the following are characteristics of men’s prisons? Select all that apply.
a. The rackets, including drugs, are usually highly developed
b. Prisoners may become involved in a family-like structure
c. Correctional staff and inmates have friendly interactions
d. Generally have one security classification
Answer: A- The rackets, including drugs are usually highly developed, and D- Generally
have one security classification
10. Correctional facilities serve various jurisdictions. Match each type of institution with its
jurisdiction.
a. A local facility that may detain individuals for 48 hours to a year. Answer: Jail
b. A local facility that detains individuals for less than 48 hours. Answer: Lockup
c. A state or federal facility that may detain individuals for sentences ranging from
long-term to life. Answer: Prison
d. A local facility for short-term sentences. Answer: Workhouse
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