Chapter 10 – Institutional And Inmate Typology


Upon conclusion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of institutional security levels.
  • Discuss differences between jails, prisons, and other facilities.
  • Discuss common inmate typology.
  • Explain how to deal with inmates who maintain their innocence.


Are some inmates considered more dangerous than others? Are there any differences between a jail and a prison? Do inmates share any common characteristics? How do you respond to someone who maintains their innocence? These are key issues that are addressed in this chapter.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.