A Comparison of Two State Prison Populations
When it comes to comparing prisons each state is governed by different stipulations. Here I will show the difference between the Georgia state prison population and the Idaho state prison population.
Georgia’s Correctional System consists of 162 jail facilities with a combined capacity of nearly 40,000 inmates. In 2007 the prison system was run by The Georgia Department of Corrections, which managed 54,256 inmates in 40 state-operated and 3 private facilities. This department has approximately 14,600 staff members and the expenditures consisted of about $1.08 billion. Also, in 2007, 435,361 adult inmates were placed on probation. The Georgia Department of Corrections Probation Division supervises most felons; however misdemeanant probations are supervised by private or local agencies. In 2007, 23,111 adult parolees were supervised by the Board of Pardons and Paroles (National Institute of Corrections).
In the state of Georgia there are approximately 20,000 new offenders entering the prison system each year. These offenders are separated according to their sentences and sent to various detention centers, such as; Probation Boot Camp, Inmate Boot Camp, County Prison, and State Prison. Probation Boot Camp can house 192 male felons and may be sentenced directly to the camp by the courts. The Inmate Boot Camp can house 380 male felons and are selected by the State Board of Pardons and Paroles. If the program is successfully completed the offenders are released on parole regardless of their original sentence. The County Prison is a low-security, long-term state prison which offenders are engaged at county work camps. Georgia has an interagency agreement with 24 counties to provide general and skilled labor to local communities in return Georgia gets over 5,260 beds in county prisons to house state offenders. The State Prison houses repeat offenders and nonviolent inmates who have exhausted all other forms...