Boot Camps and Shock Incarceration - Research Article from Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco

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Boot camps, also known as shock incarceration programs, are short-term prison programs run like military basic training for young criminal offenders. Most programs target young offenders convicted of nonviolent crimes such as drug possession or sale, burglary, or theft. Participation is limited to those who do not have an extensive past history of criminal activity. Most programs require participants to sign an agreement saying they have volunteered. They are given information about the program and the difference between a boot-camp prison and a traditional prison. The major incentive for entering the boot camp is that the boot camp requires a shorter term in prison than a traditional prison sentence.

Authority is re-established and exercised upon entrance to boot camp. Authority is re-established and exercised upon entrance to boot camp.

Boot-camp prisons were first established in Georgia and Oklahoma in 1983, and since then all states and many counties have adopted this...


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