What is a Jail?

Video courtesy of the US Department of Justice http://www.justice.gov/


Are jails and prisons one and the same, and what exactly is "community corrections"? With an emphasis on the role of jails in local communities, this video will answer those questions and more. It goes "beyond the myth" to reveal what corrections really is, what it is not, and the important role it plays in promoting public safety. The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is a division of the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. Its mission is to provide training, information, and technical assistance to the nation's jails, prisons, and community corrections facilities. For more information, please visit NIC online at http://nicic.gov/.