What determines whether an inmate is placed in low or high security facilities?

Determination is made based on a background check and an interview...

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What determines whether an inmate is placed in low or high security facilities?

When an inmate is being booked into jail, they will do a background check to find out there is a history of gang affiliation, fighting, violence or if there are outstanding warrants. The inmate will be housed according to the information they find and a one on one interview with a member of the jail staff.

 

Most jails are high security anyhow; it is only after sentencing that they may be placed in a minimum security facility if it applies.

 

If the offender has been sentenced to prison, the inmate will go through a classification and designation facility where the security level will be determined.

 

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