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.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons protects society by confining offenders in the controlled environments of prisons and community-based facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure, and that provide work and other self-improvement opportunities to assist offenders in becoming law-abiding citizens.
The U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services System carries out probation and pretrial services functions in the U.S. district courts. Through its officers and other employees, the system works to make the criminal justice process effective and the public safe.
State Corrections - Parole
The overarching vision is to end the causes and tragic effects of crime, violence, and victimization in our communities through a collaborative effort that provides intervention to at-risk populations and quality services from the time of arrest that will assist our clients in achieving successful reintegration into society.
The overarching mission is to improve public safety through evidence-based crime prevention and recidivism reduction strategies.
County Corrections (Sacramento County Probation Department)
About the Probation Department
The Probation Department is an integral part of Sacramento County’s public safety structure, charged with the supervision of adult and juvenile offenders granted probation by the Courts.
Probation operates the Juvenile Hall as well as juvenile commitment and monitoring facilities in Sacramento County. The Department also prepares the definitive investigative reports for both juvenile and adult offenders which assist the Sacramento County Superior Courts in making decisions on the disposition and sentencing of offenders.
Using the Restorative Justice Model of Community Protection; Victim Restoration and Offender Competency, Probation works in concert with law enforcement, education, community organizations and the residents of Sacramento County to reduce crime and provide proven rehabilitation services for probationers. These efforts help sustain Sacramento County as a desirable, safe and economically viable community.
Private Corrections Services
CoreCivic (formerly Corrections Corporation of America)
Our company – the first of its kind – was founded in 1983. Our approach to public-private partnership in corrections combines the cost savings and innovation of business with the strict guidelines and consistent oversight of government. This has produced proven results for more than three decades.
Our company designs, builds, manages and operates prisons, jails, detention centers and residential re-entry centers on behalf of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the United States Marshals Service, many states and counties across the country.
The GEO Group is the world’s leading provider of correctional and detention management and community reentry services to federal, state and local government agencies. With operations in the United States, Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom; GEO offers a diversified array of turnkey services which include design, construction, financing, and operations. Our unique approach allows GEO to provide high-quality and cost-effective services with state-of-the-art designs, innovative programs, and ground-breaking treatment approach.