Mass Incarceration

Mass incarceration, comparatively and historically, is the high rates of imprisonment, more so involving the concentration among young, African American men imprisoned from the neighborhoods with many disadvantages. A lot of states’ prisons are at historic highs given the decades of amazing growth. The extraordinary growth has ever seen been rising despite the substantial fall in crime rates in the 1990s, and this has been costly. Currently, mass incarceration spending is the third largest sector of expenditure following education and health care (Stohr et al. 23).

Government policy that impacted corrections and the Era of Mass Incarceration.

One of the policies mainly affecting mass incarceration is government policy that tends to spend more on correlations and is continuously underinvesting in children and young adults’ education (Alexander 45). Higher cuts of education have gone even deeper with which has been seen with the higher funding per student been reduced by 23 percent since the recession. Some states are as well found of spending more on correlations as compared to how they spend on higher education. Other states with massive education cuts also experience the highest rates of mass incarceration.

Short term and long term effects of the Government Policy.

It could be postulated that state economies would be stronger if the states invested more in the education and other sectors likely to boost economic growth and less in maintaining high prison populations. The financial stability of a range of low-income neighborhoods, those facing disproportionately high rates of incarceration, are the most likely to improve if the states rescheduled their spending in such a way. Other benefits can be realized when the freed-up funds are employed to expand access to high-quality pre-school, revise state funding formulas to invest higher in poverty neighborhoods (Stohr et al. 23).

Work Cited

Stohr, Mary, Anthony Walsh, and Craig Hemmens. Corrections: A text/reader. Vol. 3. Sage, 2012.

Alexander, Michelle. The new Jim Crow: Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness. The New Press, 2012.


Housekeeping, Engineering and Security

Engineering and Security

Reputation and safe lodging of any hotel are one of the most critical aspects that ensure success in any hotel chain (Rutherford, et al. 4). The entities, therefore, do have an obligation to adequately provide for the maintenance and protection of all the assets. The safety measures to be taken ranges from protecting the physical and intangible assets to protecting the humans. The standard conduct of business and reputation of any hotel depends on the protection afforded to the physical structure of the premises, employees, visitors, contractors, and guests. Any business or hotel should, therefore, identify the potential risks and find ways of stopping any of it.

Assets have to be used to help reduce the range of risks, for instance, fire, natural disaster, terrorism, sabotage, injury, and criminal activities that are likely to be faced by a Hotel. Some common vulnerabilities can also be alone physical attack on a Hotel employee or guest, theft of services and merchandise, and maybe extreme effects of fire (Rutherford, et al. 24). However, any risk can be avoided or mitigated with the use of basic and enhanced security methods and techniques.

Training the staff, together with safety personnel on the importance of security is one among the effective ways to bar and mitigate insecurity. The workers should be rewarded and encouraged to report dangerous situations or those likely to be hazardous. A trained individual can identify a threatening situation and will be able to take the necessary precautions. Besides training the staff, an integrated security system, that comprises utilization of security personnel, and the maintenance of physical security systems should be put in place. Some of the security systems to be installed can include software enabling cameras to detect patterns of insecurity, as well as, fire safety and security alarm systems. The results are most likely an efficient use of the installed system to identify and respond to both potential and actual problems.

Work Cited

Rutherford, Denney G., and Michael J. O’Fallon, eds. “Hotel management and operations.” (2007).