Custody & Security in Correctional Facilities


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1. Which correctional facilities operate with the fewest restrictions on inmates?

2. What do we call temporary holding facilities operated on a local level, usually by the county government?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Correctional facilities play an important part in our society. This quiz/worksheet combo will help assess your knowledge of the vocabulary surrounding this topic. Several questions focus on the kinds of correctional facilities.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet cover the following:

  • Newer prisons that run on permanent lockdown
  • Facilities with the fewest inmate restrictions
  • Local temporary holding facilities
  • State-run facilities for long-term confinement
  • The term used to describe individuals detained in correctional facilities

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the varying levels of security in prisons to identify types of correctional facilities
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast correctional facilities on permanent lockdown with those facilities that have few restrictions on inmates
  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most important information regarding correctional facilities' security and custody in the related lesson

Additional Learning

The lesson called Custody & Security in Correctional Facilities will provide more insight into this topic. The main objectives are as follows:

  • Define what sort of correctional facilities are most common at the county, state and federal level
  • Define the various levels of security at the different types of correctional facilities
  • Understand the differing amenities and programs available at these facilities
  • Examine how many people are incarcerated in U.S. correctional facilities