Corrections involves the supervision of convicted offenders when they are in jail, in prison, or in the community on probation or parole. Probation employees both prepare pre-sentencing reports with extensive background information about the offender to help judges decide sentences, and provide community supervision of individuals who have been sentenced to probation.
Corrections officers provide custody and control over prison facilities, and prison inmates. They also oversee the release processes for inmates and sometimes notify victims of changes in the offender’s status. Parole Agents supervise individuals who have been released early from prison.