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The program helps prepare students for entry into the State of Connecticut’s Department of Correction as a Correctional Trainee.
Upon successful completion of all Corrections certificate program requirements, graduates will
Explain the history and development of the system of corrections in America and around the world.
Explain contemporary correctional issues, including but not limited: prisoner rights, overcrowding, prison construction, gangs and “families” hierarchy, early release programs/recidivism, cost of correctional programs/buildings, and changing the emphasis of corrections from punishment/security to rehabilitation/treatment.
Explore the sociological/economic effects of privatization in our correctional institutions.
Identify and explore the problems and concerns of managing staff and inmates in a modern day correctional institution on both the federal and state levels.