Which of the following is true of prison gangs?
A) They are typically very highly organized.
B) They are structured along racial or ethnic lines.
C) They have more members than street gangs.
D) They are more powerful in federal prisons than state prisons.
How are prison officials attempting to mitigate the problem of gangs within the institution?
A) Charging gang members with additional criminal complaints.
B) Placing greater restrictions on gang members.
C) Transferring gang leaders to other institutions.
D) Forcing the integration of different gang members.
All of the following explain why numbers of elderly inmates increasing, EXCEPT ______.
A) "life without parole" sentencing
B) improved medical care
C) an increase in crimes committed by senior citizens
D) "three-strikes" laws
Because prison and jail administrators are rarely trained to deal with the mentally ill, what methods of control do they regularly employ to deal with mentally ill inmates?
A) solitary confinement
B) drug treatment programs
C) increasing prison sentences for disruptive inmates
D) transferring mentally ill inmates to specialized mental health facilities