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Correctional Management

Correctional management can be defined as the leadership and governance of a prison or jail facility. Those who are responsible for the confinement of offenders are charged with operating safe and humane facilities that protect the public, staff, and inmates of the institution. The chief executive officer (CEO), often referred to as the warden or superintendent, and his or her staff are responsible for many varied activities. They are responsible for providing all services one would expect: food, medical care, maintenance services, jobs, recreational facilities, laundry, as well as the provision of a safe and clean environment. Add to this list the provision of programs that provide inmates an opportunity to improve themselves for their future return to their home community: education options that ...

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