Prison Security: Levels & Characteristics


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Maximum security prisons have _____ amount of security measures in place.

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1. Which security level has double fences and the prisoners are allowed to attend treatment programs but are housed in their own cells?

2. _____ security prisons allow for inmates to work in work-camps.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Prison systems have various levels of security. This combination quiz and worksheet will help you measure your understanding of these different levels. You will be asked questions about the amount of security in a maximum security prison and the number of security levels in the Federal prison system.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on the following security levels:

  • One with double fences and prisoners are permitted to attend treatment programs
  • The one where inmates may work in work-camps
  • The type consisting of a chain link fence, where prisoners are playing football, and guards walk the perimeter

Skills Practiced

These tools will allow you to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about characteristics of prison security
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to analyze a scenario to determine the type of prison security level being presented
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Federal prison system
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different types of security levels in prisons

Additional Learning

Examine security in the US prison system by studying the lesson titled, Prison Security: Levels & Characteristics. The following objectives are covered:

  • Review an example in Illinois
  • Identify factors in determining where an inmate is housed
  • Explore three of the five levels of security
  • Recognize the types of criminals placed in maximum security