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Review a short video entitled Halfway House: Prison Without Bars.  This video may be viewed through the NVCC Library system.

The website to access Halfway House: Prison Without Bars is: 

http://ezproxy.vccs.edu:2048/login?url=http://digital.films.com.ezproxy.vccs.edu:2048/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=7544&xtid=45444

Of the 22 segments to this video, you only need to view 11 segments for a total of approximately 22:07 minutes:  Segments 6; and 12 – 21.
Once you view this video, complete this essay by addressing the following:

  1. Name and type of facilities discussed; names of offender, parole board members.
  2. Summary of the video to include focus on Prisoner Seabrook, his crimes discussed, institutional record, the hearing process with the parole board and the offender. This is a good time to consider the PSI’s core categories!
  3. Disposition of the Parole Board’s decision on Seabrook.  Did you agree or disagree and why?
  4. Assuming you were on the parole board in Seabrook’s case, and based simply on what you have seen and heard from the video, what do you think your decision may have been?
  5. What type of other programs or intermediate sanctions may you have considered for Seabrook?  Think of the many programs discussed throughout the course.
  6. Did the Parole Board discuss recidivism and/or the effectiveness of community corrections?
  • To assist you with this assignment, go to the Virginia Department of Corrections website that lists typical community corrections programs:
  • http://www.vadoc.state.va.us/community/programs/default.shtm
  • There you may review the many links for community programs, residential programs, non-residential programs.  Peruse this site to consider which program may be appropriate for Seabrook.
  • Any references must be duly noted in the body of the report and listed at the conclusion of your paper.

Remember to check for proper spelling, grammar, and appropriate course content.  An appropriate and recommended response for this particular essay question is about 4 paragraphs.  Remember, any and all references must be noted within the body of the report and also separately at the end of the report.  

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