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This classification score is the sum of a number of weighted factors that the CDCR deems to be a threat or security potential. These factors include, but are not limited to, the length of the prison term, the age of the inmate, the number of previous prison terms, gang affiliation, or recent violence against staff or inmates.


The federal prison system was started with the Three Prisons Act of 1891. The law created the first three federal prisons at Leavenworth, Kansas, Atlanta, Georgia, and McNeil Island, Washington. State prisons are more numerous than federal prisons. As incarceration became the standard form of punishment in the US, states began creating their ...


The classification of prisoners is a matter largely within the discretion of prison officials. A prisoner has no right to any particular security classification level. Makoka v. Cook, 2002 WL 31730880, *2 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2002) citing Olim v. Wakinekona, 461 U.S. 238, 245, 103 S.Ct. 1741, 1745 (1983); Montayne v.

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The classification process is critical to the management of the prison system. It is therefore essential that Prisoner Classification be both ~eactive and proactive to Departmental needs and prison management expectations. The policies, practices and procedures contained in this manual will


As inmates enter a prison system after sentencing, they are typically assessed at a classification or reception facility based on the nature of their crime, criminal history, escape risk, health needs, and any behavioral issues that must be addressed. The goal of these assessments is to determine the dangerousness of the offender and the ...


The Bureau has utilized a classification system since shortly after its inception in 1930. As the number of federal correctional institutions began to grow beyond the original three, the prisons were assigned security levels to allow for more efficient and cost-effective operations. Correspondingly, the Bureau designated

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classification of inmates within the 3-Tier Prison System of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC). Appropriately classifying inmates is a means of protecting the public, ensuring staff safety, and achieving ODRC’s rehabilitative goals. III. APPLICABILITY


classification system is a component of the inmate’s Corrections Plan. PROCEDURES 1.0 CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM OVERVIEW 1.1 The classification system consists of: 1.1.1 Custody Classification – Determining the custody level based on the risk the inmate presents to the public and staff, as well as the time remaining until the inmate is released.


Inmate Classification. Offenders committed to the custody of the Department are sent to a Reception and Diagnostic Unit (RDU) for evaluation and classification. During the RDU process, the offender will receive a physical examination, a psychological evaluation, an educational assessment, and a substance abuse evaluation.


The first mass prison system, in which inmates lived, ate, and worked together in enforced silence, was known as the BLANK system. ... Internal classification systems are used to determine what treatment and other programs are needed by individual inmates within a particular facility.