North Carolina has been criticized for allowing violent offenders to return to society only to
reoffend (see the digital resources). Some citizens of Centervale are concerned about violent
offenders who were once in maximum security, sentenced to life in prison, but who are now in
medium or minimum security after completing or continuing extensive inmate rehabilitation
programming, being accepted into the MAPP and eventually being released into Centervale.
Recently, citizens have raised their concerns to the warden and director of prisons because a
MAPP parole reoffended by committing a violent sexual assault on an elderly female after one
week of his release from prison. Evaluate the criteria for eligibility for North Carolina's MAPP.
Address citizen concerns and prison programming's impact on society if the Centervale State
Penitentiary were to adopt a similar model. Propose modifications to North Carolina's MAPP
eligibility criteria toward ethical obligations to public safety. Be sure to provide support for your
proposed changes based on your research on other reentry programs.
In August 1979, the state of Wisconsin published a report on the problems that ended its
Department of Corrections Mutual Agreement Parole Program. Some of the problems that the
Department of Health and Social Services identified were as follows (State of Wisconsin, 1979,
No clear expectations and goals were set for inmates.
There was lack of rational planning structure by staff.
The prison administration did not value or train the MAPP staff efficiently or effectively.
The MAPP had no real links to outside inmate employment opportunities.
No postrelease follow-through took place.
Compare North Carolina's MAPP policy and procedures with the understanding that
Wisconsin's program fell apart because of some of the problems listed above.
As a consultant for the Centervale State Penitentiary, recommend how Centervale's new model
might address Wisconsin's problems a, b, c, d, and e. Develop solutions to these problems and
support your ideas with research on programming models that have proven to be successful.
Analyze North Carolina's policy and procedure for termination or renegotiation for inmate
MAPP contracts. What changes or recommendations to this policy and procedure might you
suggest for Centervale?
The director of prisons has come to you with concerns that his office is being criticized for being
soft on crime. He claims that the Gainsville state attorney general has accused him of unethical