Correctional institutions (jails and prisons) are a means to protect society. This course will assist students with understanding the concepts of incarceration, prison management, and rehabilitation (penology), especially in the United States, which has the highest incarceration rate in the world. How offenders change their lives in order to become productive community members will be explored in this course. Students will become familiar with corrections philosophies, prison violence, inmate subcultures, health care needs, treatment programs, punishment, prison educational programs, community perceptions, and jail administration.